Odds: Scotland 187/100, Draw 22/1, Australia 11/25
Kick Off: 1430, 25/11/2017
TV: BBC One/BT Sport
Scotland will be hoping to build on a brave display against New Zealand when entertaining Australia, but they will face fired-up opponents at Murrayfield this weekend.
The Wallabies travel to Edinburgh still smarting from some tough refereeing decisions in a 30-6 loss to England and eager to avenge a summer defeat versus the Scots in Sydney.
We reckon those incentives to do well make the tourists a good wager at 91/100 to win by more than six points in our Scotland vs Australia betting tips.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland exorcised the demons of a sloppy 44-38 triumph over Samoa by pushing the All Blacks mightily close when going down 22-17 last weekend.
Gregor Townsend’s side came within metres of snatching a dramatic late win over New Zealand that would not have been undeserved, raising expectations for this next autumn international.
However, returning second-row forward Grant Gilchrist admitted: “We have spoken all week about it being just as big a challenge as last week.
“They’re a much-improved side from the team we beat and played really well against in the summer.”
We agree with that assessment and also like 7/5 for the Wallabies to win by 1-12 points in our Scotland vs Australia betting tips.
A Look At Australia’s Betting Odds
Little went right for Australia when they were beaten 24-19 by Scotland Down Under in June, but they regrouped to put in a solid showing in the Rugby Championship.
Getting stronger as that tournament progressed, the Wallabies finished off with a gutsy triumph over New Zealand in Brisbane before warming up for this tour by routing Japan.
A 29-21 defeat of Wales in Cardiff featured some slick running rugby and last week’s reversal at Twickenham was marred by some dubious officiating.
Referee Ben O’Keeffe sent Michael Hooper and Kurtley Beale to the sin-bin and disallowed tries by Hooper and Marika Koroibete for offside, while a pivotal Elliot Daly score for England could easily have been ruled out.
“We showed a lot of courage, a lot of determination,” said coach Michael Cheika. “We stayed in the game against a fair bit of adversity.”
Look for the Wallabies to come out with all guns blazing at Murrayfield as they try to show their true worth, with stalwart hooker Stephen Moore sure to be pumped up before retiring after this game.
Looking at the Scotland vs Australia odds, we’re on the tourists at 9/10 to be at least four points up at half-time.
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