Six Nations 2019: Round Two Fixtures Odds

Six Nations 2019: Round Two Fixtures Odds

The second round of Six Nations fixtures get underway this weekend, with three mouthwatering ties set to take place. Scotland head into this weekend top of the pile, with England and Wales just behind them in second and third respectively.

We’ve taken a look at the three matches in round two, assessing the odds and picking out some standout bets.

Scotland v Ireland

The bookmakers are tipping Ireland to bounce back from their surprise defeat against England this weekend, with Unibet offering odds of 12/25 for an away win when they travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland. They are also give the Irish a -5 handicap which is priced at 1/1, so they are the clear favourites ahead of this fixture.

Interestingly though, in six of the last seven meetings between these two sides in the Six Nations the home team has won so a best price of 9/4 with Betfair for a Scotland win looks quite big.

In terms of tryscorer’s it is Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale who is the favourite to get the first one of the match, with William Hill offering the best price of 7/1. Whilst he didn’t manage one last week, he was the top tryscorer in the 2018 Six Nations and bookmakers think he will get off the mark with week with him being odds-on to score anytime.

From a Scotland perspective Blair Kinghorn is the most likely tryscorer with the bookmakers, priced at 5/2 to get one at anytime in the match. He is coming off the back of a fantastic hat-trick against Italy last weekend, so is certainly in good form coming into this one.

Italy v Wales

As you would expect this one looks fairly one sided with the odds massively favouring a Wales win. The away side have won 16 of their 19 meetings with Italy, which goes some way to explaining why they are as low as 1/12 with bet365 to win in Rome. Added to that, Warren Gatland’s side secured a dramatic 24-19 win against France in Paris last weekend, coming from 16-0 down at half-time which will give them plenty of confidence heading into round two.

The only slight thing which goes in Italy’s favour is that their only two wins against the Welsh in that time did come at home, a 30-22 win in 2003 and a 23-20 success in 2007. The Italians also managed to score three tries away in Scotland last weekend, so it may not be as easy as the bookies odds suggest.

George North bagged two of Wales’ three tries in Paris last weekend, but he will not feature against Italy as he is one of 10 changes for Gatland’s side. Jonah Holmes comes in to replace him out on the wing, and he is the favourite in the anytime tryscorer market priced at 4/6 with Sky Bet alongside Josh Adams.

For Italy, Angelo Esposito is the favourite to score anytime at 5/2 with William Hill. He was one of their three tryscorers last weekend with the other two being Edoardo Padovani and Gugliemo Palazzani who’s odds are 23/10 and 11/2 to score anytime.

England v France

Sunday’s fixture sees France travel to Twickenham to take on England. Eddie Jones’ men come into this one fresh on the back of a stunning 32-20 victory away in Ireland and bookmakers believe that they will make it two wins from two matches this weekend.

The best price you can get on an England win is 1/6 with Sky Bet, indicating that the bookies think it will be a comfortable afternoon for the 2017 champions. Meanwhile a win for France is way out at 6/1 with bet365, whilst the odds for a draw are 33/1.

England’s Owen Farrell (centre) and his team-mates have a team huddle after their win in the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Whilst the odds are stacked in England’s favour, they never usually win comfortably against the French. In fact eight of the last nine meetings between the two sides in the Six Nations have been decided by 10 points or less, with only England’s 55-35 win in 2015 finishing with a higher margin. With that in mind, it may be worth looking at England to win between 1-12 points which is best priced at 19/10 with Betway.

Jonny May scored a brace of tries against Ireland last week and was one of England’s stand-out performers, so predictably he is the favourite to score anytime in this match. You can get odds of 6/5 for him to do so with Sky Bet, which looks a great price considering some of the other bookmakers are offering around 4/9 in the same market. Yoann Huget is the favourite to score for France following his try last weekend, he is 4/1 to bag anytime also with Sky Bet.

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