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FRANCE v SCOTLAND (SATURDAY, 14:15)
France to win by 6-10 points
Scotland haven’t won a Six Nations away match against a team other than Italy since 2011, trying and failing 16 times since. They’ve also not won at the Stade de France in the Six Nations era, losing their last nine visits since 1999.
Six of those defeats have been by between six and 10 points, so this feels like the right area.
No card in the game
There hasn’t been a single yellow in the last three Six Nations meetings between these sides, while they’ve only had one player sin-binned between them so far this tournament.
Even that was a little harsh, given the bounce of the ball seemed to have evaded Chris Ashton before Gael Fickou was adjudged to have tackled him early.
Antoine Dupont to score a try
Dupont was so impressive off the bench at Twickenham two weeks ago that the man he replaced, 71-cap Morgan Parra, has been discarded from the squad entirely.
Scotland have already conceded tries to Guglielmo Palazzani and Conor Murray this tournament, so there ought to be gaps around the fringes for the scrum-half to exploit.
WALES v ENGLAND (SATURDAY, 16:45)
England to win by 1-5 points
England have won their last five Six Nations matches against Wales, including their two most recent trips to the Principality Stadium.
The last four have all been by six points or fewer, so it makes sense to back another nailbiter here.
Under 37.5 total points
There were just 18 points when these sides met last year, and 37 or fewer the last four times they’ve played in Cardiff.
This game will surely decide the winners of this year’s tournament, and is therefore bound to be cagey.
Jonny May to score a try
A hat-trick last time out means May has 12 tries in his last 12 appearances for England, a run that began with a brace against Wales at Twickenham last year.
He’s got a great chance of extending it against a side that have allowed the opposition’s best strike runner (Yoann Huget and Jacob Stockdale) to cross the line in both their matches so far.
ITALY v IRELAND (SUNDAY, 15:00)
Ireland to win by over 36.5 points
Ireland have put 50 points on Italy the last four times that they’ve played them, winning by 37 or more on every occasion, and have named a stong team for this one.
Given the hosts shipped 33 points against Scotland and were comfortably beaten by a second-string Wales, the omens don’t look good.
Italy to score over 1.5 tries
This is the tip that keeps on giving.
The Italians have scored two or more tries in their last seven Six Nations matches under Conor O’Shea, so ought to chip in with a couple more here.
Keith Earls to score two or more tries
Jacob Stockdale will be the obvious choice for a tryscorer, but Ireland’s other winger looks the much better value.
Earls has seven tries in his previous seven appearances against Italy, including a brace the last time he played in Rome.
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