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Six Nations tips: Best bets for the second round of matches

With #BetYourWay available throughout this year's Six Nations, here are our tailored bets for all three of this weekend's matches.

09 Feb | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Six Nations tips: Best bets for the second round of matches

Make the most of #BetYourWay by tailoring your very own bets for all of this year’s Six Nations matches.

Simply tweet us your request @betway, using the hashtag #BetYourWay, and we’ll get it priced up before kick-off.

Here are Tom Clee‘s tips to get you started…


Ireland to win by over 39.5 points –

Ireland beat Italy by 53 points in Rome last year, and have won their last two home games against the Azzurri by 43 and 39 respectively.

Conor O’Shea’s side were well-beaten by England last week and will receive even more punishment away to their biggest title rivals.

Italy to score under 15.5 points –

Italy have managed to score more than 15 points just once in their last 12 meetings with Ireland.

As predicted, they failed to break this barrier last week, and will find points even harder to come by on the road.

Keith Earls to score two or more tries –

In the 18 Tests in which Keith Earls has scored a try, he’s gone on to get another in eight of them.

That included a brace against Italy last year, so the winger is well-worth backing to be in the thick of the action once again.


England to win by 1-7 points –

England have a perfect record against Wales under Eddie Jones, winning three from three.

But history tells us that it tends to be close, with six of the last eight Six Nations meetings between these two being decided by seven points or fewer.

Anthony Watson to score a try –

Anthony Watson has scored three tries in the four Tests he has played against Wales.

His brace against Italy last weekend shows he’s in the sort of form to keep that run going on Saturday. 

No card in game –

England have not been shown a single card in their last 10 Tests, while Wales have received just one – in the 81st minute of their final game last year – in 12 Six Nations matches.

Discipline shouldn’t be a problem.


Scotland to win by 1-12 points –

Scotland let us down last week but have still won their last four Six Nations matches at Murrayfield, including a 2016 victory over Les Bleus.

France, meanwhile, haven’t won an away game against a team other than Italy in almost four years.

Over 4.5 tries in the game –

There have been a minimum of five tries in all of Scotland’s six Tests under Gregor Townsend.

They have come at an average of more than seven per game, so this shouldn’t be too much to ask for, given the Scots’ expansive style. 

Stuart Hogg to score a try –

Hogg scored in Paris last year as well as in his last three home games against the French.

Scotland will look to counter-attack and get the ball wide rather than get dragged into an arm wrestle like Ireland were last week, so expect the full-back to see plenty of ball.