Six Nations tips: Best bets for Italy v France
Guy Giles has picked out four rugby tips for the 2021 Six Nations opener between France and Italy on Saturday.
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France missed out on the title on points difference last year so will be well aware of the need for a bonus point win against Italy, who look nailed on for another wooden spoon.
Les Bleus dismantled the Azzurri in the recent Autumn Nations Cup, winning by 31 points, and a similarly dominant performance looks likely on Saturday.
France to win both halves
France have won both halves in each of their last six matches against Italy in all competitions.
Should they dominate as expected on Saturday then there is no reason to think it will not happen again.
France to kick a successful penalty in the first 10 minutes
France play a high-pressure, attacking style of rugby under Fabien Galthie and will look to put Italy under the cosh early.
This bet has landed in both matches that Galthie has overseen against Italy.
Antoine Dupont to score
Dupont is widely considered to be the best scrum-half in the world at the moment, and his form will be key to France’s hopes of a first title since 2010.
He has scored two tries in three previous starts against Italy.
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