Scotland vs France
Scotland welcomes France to Murrayfield in this third round encounter in the Guinness Six Nations. The home team are in fourth position on the table with five points while the visitors are in top spot with nine points. Scotland suffered a heartbreaking 20-17 loss away to Wales in the last match which denied them the opportunity to go top of the table. They will be confident in this match as they last lost at home to France in the Six Nations back in the 2014 season. This match is like a final for Scotland as a loss will almost certainly end their title ambitions for another year.
TIP: The home team have shown time and again their notorious fighting spirit especially at home and they will need to be at their best against a French team that is rightly being billed the tournament favourites. France are the only unbeaten team in the competition but will be severely tested in this match. The bookies have the French as favourites but I tip the Scottish on the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 3.50, Playabets 3.40 and Sunbet 3.05
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Scotland vs France
- Scotland have won three of the last four matches against France.
- Scotland have won four of their last five home matches against France.
- France lost the match between these sides 27-23.
Latest results for both teams
Scotland lost their last match 20-17 to Wales while France beat Ireland 30-24 in their last match.
France came through their last match with an excellent 30-24 win over Ireland although they did look patchy at times in the victory. France will have revenge on their mind after Scotland beat them on the final day of last season’s Six Nations and denied them the title. They have a very poor recent away record with only one win in their last four matches. Scotland will pin their hopes on the mercurial Finn Russell and if he has a great game them the Scots will win. I am predicting a Scotland win by less than 8 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Rory Darge, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Sam Skinner, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Pierre Schoeman
15 Melvyn Jaminet, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Yoram Moefana, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Francois Cros, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Scotland victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Scotland handicap :
The complete odds on the Scotland handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+6.5) 1.91
Sunbet (+6.5) 1.89
Playabets (+6.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
France will be looking to World Player of the Year Anton Dupont to lead from the front in this match as a victory in this match will put them in pole position to win their first title since 2010. Scotland need to match the French in the forwards otherwise the visitors will power their way to victory. There are great odds on the upset Scotland win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the Scots on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+6.5) 1.91, Sunbet (+6.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+6.5) 1.81
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