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Round Three of the Six Nations concludes this weekend with what will likely be the match of the round between France and Scotland.
Heading into the tournament, France were second favourite to win the title, while Scotland were fourth. With France losing to Ireland last weekend, and Scotland upsetting England at Twickenham, these odds have now been reversed. Scotland is quickly looking like the team that can challenge Ireland this Six Nations, but to do so they’ll need to navigate a tricky away fixture in Paris first.
We look at all the best bets to make ahead of kick off in France vs Scotland on Sunday afternoon.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
France vs Scotland – Match Prediction
Here at Pundit Feed, we love our rugby predictions. These are the best two wagers we suggest taking on this match:
Scotland to Win By 1-12 @ 7/2 (4.50)
Scotland brought the first big upset of the Six Nations 2023 when they defeated England on the road in Round One, and we say they’ll deliver the second as well in Paris. Scotland have been playing some excellent rugby, backing up their first round upset with a comprehensive 35-7 victory over Wales at home. They have form players all across the park, and will have a taste of their first title in 23 years with the way results have unfolded so far.
Expect this one to be hard fought, but just as they did against England on the road, and in Paris two years ago, Scotland should eek out another impressive win here.
Total Points Under 50.5 @ 10/11 (1.91)
With think this one will be tight. Five of the last seven games between these two sides have been under 50.5 points in total, and with what’s on the line on Sunday, this will most likely be an arm wrestle. Keep in mind that despite France being in the contest for the first half against Ireland last week, they only managed to score one try total.
Taking this bet also opens up a return from either team winning. While we say Scotland will grab this one, even if they don’t, this bet should still prove lucrative.
France vs Scotland Preview
With these two bets in mind, here’s a brief look at how each team is shaping up:
If France are to rally and bounce back from their defeat last round, Antoine Dupont will likely be a central figure. The halfback is in fine form at the moment, and combining with Romain Ntamack in the halves will be central to France’s attack against a solid Scottish defence.
France squad: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Yoram Moefana, 11 Ethan Dumortier, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Thibaud Flament, 3 Mohamed Haouas, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille, 16 Gaetan Barlot, 17 Reda Wardi, 18 Sipili Falatea, 19 Romain Taofifénua, 20 Francois Cros, 21 Seckou Macalou, 22 Baptiste Couilloud, 23 Matthieu Jalibert.
Likewise, Scotland will look to their in-form winger Duhan van der Merwe for some attacking spark as well. The block busting No.11 has been sensational, scoring easily one of the best tries of the year against England in Round One. Scotland’s only change to the side that beat Wales is Hamish Watson, who earns his 55th Test cap on the open side.
Scotland squad: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ben White, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Pierre Schoeman, 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 WP Nel, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Sam Skinner, 21 Jack Dempsey, 22 Ali Price, 23 Blair Kinghorn.
France vs Scotland Head to Head
This will be the 100th meeting between France and Scotland. Les Blues lead the head to head 57-39 with three draws. Last year, France won comprehensively by 36-17 in Murrayfield. However, the last time these two met in Paris, it was Scotland who took the mustard, winning 27-23.
France vs Scotland Match Details
- Date and time: Sunday 26th of February at 4:00 PM GMT.
- Venue: Stade de France, Paris, France.
- How to watch France vs Scotland Six Nations in the UK: ITV.