Kick-off: 1700, 16/03/2019
England will already know whether they are fighting for a Six Nations title or second place when they entertain Scotland at Twickenham.
Either way, the hosts are expected to prove too strong for their visitors, who have only managed to beat basement dwellers Italy so far this season.
Vastly superior forward strength makes 91/100 for Eddie Jones’ men to oblige by more than 18 points worth support in our first England vs Scotland prediction.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England may ultimately pay the price for putting in a negative display when beaten by Wales in Cardiff last month, but everything else they have done in this tournament has been excellent.
The physicality shown in a brutal 32-20 triumph in Ireland helped them blow away France and Italy at this venue, with impressive scorelines of 44-8 and 57-14.
Jones has reverted to his first-choice midfield, with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade paired in the centres outside Owen Farrell, and that gives them a great blend of pace and power.
“We have had a great week this week and we are absolutely excited by the prospect of us finishing well,” said Jones.
However, it is up front where England should really dominate against a Scotland pack which has been regularly overpowered in this competition.
That could pave the way for Saracens hooker Jamie George to grab the first try, as he did versus Italy, so 11/1 for that bet stands out from the England vs Scotland odds.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland seized back the Calcutta Cup with a 25-13 triumph over England in Edinburgh 12 months ago and Gregor Townsend is determined to hold on to that prized possession.
“We are defending the Calcutta Cup and it took a lot of work to win that back,” he said. “It took 10 years, so we want to make sure we hold on to it for a bit longer.
“If no-one does think we’re going to win, then that’s fine. We believe we can win and that’s what we’re working to do this week.
“Scotland teams tend to be underdogs on a number of occasions and it usually brings the best out in them.”
However, it has been a Six Nations to forget for the injury-plagued Dark Blues, having suffered three-straight defeats to Ireland, France and Wales since opening with a win over Italy.
There has not been a tartan triumph at Twickenham since 1983 and Scotland suffered a humiliating seven-try 61-21 defeat at this venue two years ago.
Rampaging Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola claimed one of those scores that day and 11/4 for him to touch down at anytime again here completes our England vs Scotland betting tips.
ENGLAND 57-14 Italy
SCOTLAND 11-18 Wales
Head-to-head: Scotland 25-13 England, England 61-21 Scotland, Scotland 9-15 England, England 25-13 Scotland, Scotland 0-20 England, England 38-18 Scotland
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