Six Nations tips: Best bets for the third round of matches
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Here are Tom Clee's tips to get you started...
FRANCE v ITALY
France to win by over 19.5 points –
Italy have lost their last nine Six Nations matches by 20 points or more.
France have beaten the Italians by this margin in four of their last five meetings, and six of their nine contests in Paris.
Italy to score over 1.5 tries –
The Azzurri have scored two tries in their last two games against France.
Having already touched down twice at home to England in round one and three times away to Ireland last time out, they’re good value to keep that run going.
No card in the game –
Italy have only received one yellow card in seven Six Nations matches under Conor O’Shea, and even that was in his first game in charge.
France have only had one player sin-binned in 15 Six Nations matches against Italy since 2002, so the referee is unlikely to have a busy evening.
IRELAND v WALES
Ireland to win by 1-10 points –
Ireland have won five of their last seven home games in the Six Nations by this margin.
One of those exceptions was against Italy, and the other was a draw.
Wales to score under 1.5 tries –
Joe Schmidt’s side had only conceded nine tries in their last 12 Six Nations home matches before this year’s tournament.
Wales failed to cross the whitewash at Twickenham, and have just one score to show from their last two trips to Dublin.
Jacob Stockdale to score a try –
Stockdale’s brace against Italy means he now has six tries in six Tests for his country.
He is the biggest threat to Wales, who conceded two to another winger in Jonny May the last time they took to the field.
SCOTLAND v ENGLAND
England to win by 1-10 points –
England have won eight games in a row against Scotland, who have failed to live up to their pre-tournament promise so far.
All three of their Six Nations away wins under Eddie Jones that were not against Italy have come by this margin, including a six-point victory at Murrayfield in his first match at the helm.
England to score a try in first 15 minutes –
Scotland have already conceded twice against Wales and once against France in the opening quarter of an hour.
They’re liable to do the same against England, who have taken just three minutes to score in each of their opening two games.
Under 32.5 points in the game –
Matches between these two at Murrayfield do not tend to be high scoring, with nine of the 10 in Six Nations history seeing fewer than 33.
With England sure to try and suffocate Scotland in the same way they did Wales a fortnight ago, don’t expect a thriller on Saturday.