Kick-off: 1645, 08/02/2020
England cannot afford any more Six Nations slip-ups after losing away to France and we’re expecting a clinical victory when they visit Scotland.
There were hints in the second half in Paris of what Eddie Jones’ men are capable of and they can now get back on track with an emphatic Murrayfield triumph.
We like 91/100 for an away win by more than eight points for our initial Scotland vs England prediction.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland were left to lament Stuart Hogg’s lapse in concentration when starting out with a 19-12 defeat in Dublin.
The Exeter full-back knocked on just as he was about to touch down for a try at Aviva Stadium.
“All credit to Ireland, they ground out the win and deserved it, but it’s frustrating from our end not to take our opportunities,” said lock Jonny Gray.
“It was tough watching the review, just how gutted we were that we didn’t take those opportunities.
“There were a lot of positives but we know we have to do better in those areas – and conceding penalties and turnovers as well.”
Gregor Townsend’s side showed enough spirit to earn us three successful bets on that game and it is hard to forget how they battled for a 38-38 draw at Twickenham last term.
However, we also remember how dominant England’s forwards were as they stormed into a 31-0 lead that day.
A similar first-half showing in Edinburgh would make Evens for the visitors to lead by more than 4.5 points at the break stand out from the Scotland vs England odds.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
Obviously, England were far less impressive during the opening period in Paris, when going in 17-0 down after a lethargic display.
A brilliant Jonny May double gave the World Cup runners-up hope of a miraculous comeback, but they ultimately fell to a 24-17 defeat.
However, Eddie Jones is sure to have cracked the whip in training this week and will be keen to avenge a 25-13 loss from when England last travelled to Edinburgh.
Jones described the Scots as “niggly”, highlighting an infamous incident two years ago when number eight Ryan Wilson shoved George Ford in the tunnel.
“Historically, they’ve done that through the ages,” stated Jones. “That’s the way they stay in the game and they’re good at it.
“The Murrayfield environment helps them, but you’ve got to be good enough to stay focused, be on task, do what you need to do.
“Composure is always important in rugby, but probably more so at Murrayfield.”
Forewarned is forearmed and we believe England have the tools to combat anything Scotland can throw at them this time.
To finish off our Scotland vs England betting tips, we’re snapping up 9/4 for the visitors to still win the tournament.
They will take on Ireland and Wales at home after this trip and should brush aside Italy in Rome if the Six Nations title is on the line!
Ireland 19-12 SCOTLAND
France 24-17 ENGLAND
Head-to-head: England 38-38 Scotland, Scotland 25-13 England, England 61-21 Scotland, Scotland 9-15 England
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