February 8, 2014

Ireland Six Nations Betting Tips

Six Nations Betting TipsMark Rawlinson

The Six Nations continues this weekend and Wales, France and Ireland will be on the hunt for a second win of the campaign after all securing opening game victories last weekend.

Ireland v Wales Betting Tips

One of these side’s faultless starts to the tournament will have to give way on Saturday afternoon as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin.

Ireland registered a comfortable 28-6 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium last Sunday thanks to tries from Andrew Trimble, Jamie Heslip and Rob Kearney but will face a tough task tomorrow against the tournament favourites.

Josef Schmidt makes two changes to last week’s side with Paul O’Connell returning as captain following a chest infection whilst Gordon D’Arcy comes into the backline replacing Luke Marshall.

Defending champions Wales endured a much tighter win over Italy than had been predicted on Saturday as they prevailed 23-15.

Captain Sam Warburton returns for Wales replacing Justin Tipuric whilst Gethin Jenkins and Andrew Coombs also come into the side, the latter replacing Luke Charteris who is out with a hamstring injury.

Expect this game between two good sides to be a tight one, with Boylesports offering a Ireland winning margin of between one and five points at 9/2 being my BET OF THE DAY.

In terms of the outright match betting, Ireland are 4/5 favourites with Bet 365, with Paddy Power offering the best odds on a Wales win at 5/4.

Catch this match live on BBC One from 2:30pm.

Scotland v England Betting Tips

Scotland will be eager to bounce back from their opening day defeat to Ireland but face a tough challenge as they host England.

Coach Scott Johnson makes three changes from last weekend’s squad as Matt Scott is called up from the bench. Tom Seymour makes his Six Nations debut whilst Glasgow’s Chris Fusaro will win his first ever Scotland cap.

England endured an agonising late defeat to the French last weekend as Gael Fickou crossed over with just four minutes to go for the two points.

Stuart Lancaster has kept faith in the side that almost nicked a win from the Stade de France last week with Johnny May being passed fit after breaking his nose in that game with Courtney Lawes also available despite a bruised cheekbone.

England were 38-18 winners when the two sides met at Twickenham last year and they are 1/6 favourites for the win with William Hill. Sky Bet offer the best value on a Scotland win at 5/1.

Watch this one live from 4:30pm on BBC One.

France v Italy Betting Tips

Then on Sunday afternoon the French take on Italy, who made a good account of themselves in the tournament’s opening match against defending champions Wales.

The aforementioned 76th minute winning try from Fickou got the hosts off the a perfect start this season, and they are big 1/20 favourites for the win with Betfred. Paddy Power provide the best price on an Italy win at a fairly generous 16/1.

This game is live on BBC One from 3pm.

Check out the latest Six Nations Betting Odds with BritBets.

You can also claim free bets with Paddy Power.

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