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Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby betting odds, tips and preview

Battle for second place is on at Murrayfield

5th March 2013 / Lee A Jackson
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Scotland v Wales Six Nations rugby betting has a connotation upon it that no-one really expected it to have this season. Both Wales and Scotland go into the clash at Murrayfield level on four points each after both picking up a couple of wins. Both have also scored the exact same amount of points as well, it is just the Welsh’s superior points difference which is keeping them ahead. So this is an immediate battle for second place it would be in the immediate future. The Scots have a bit of momentum after winning their last two in a row. After beating Italy comfortably at Murrayfield, the Scots then performed a remarkable comeback against Ireland on week three. Trailing 9-0 with around 50 minutes gone on the clock, the boot of Greig Laidlaw, nailing four penalties from four kicks as the Irish blew their lines with ill-discipline, gave the Scots a momentous win, as well as giving them momentum.

Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby Betting Odds at online bookmaker Blue Square
Wales 1/2, Scotland 13/8, Draw 18/1111

So will it be enough now to complete three wins from three this season at home for Scotland? They take on the Welsh who have picked up some momentum as well after losing on the opening weekend, just as Scotland did. Wales lost at home against Ireland in their opener, but responded well with a big win in Paris against France before following it up with another convincing away win, thumping Italy 26-9 in Rome. There is perhaps bigger connotations and incentive for Wales here. Should they win, they would keep their hopes of retaining their Six Nations title alive. Although both sides head into the weekend two points adrift of leaders England, if Wales beat Scotland it would take them into a final weekend showdown against the English, where a big enough win would steal the championship from under the English noses.

Scotland will face France on the final weekend, and points here would be a vast improvement from usually struggling for the wooden spoon. They have pretty much matched up to everything Wales have done this season, showing good spirit and there may not be too much to chose between them. Wales are the more expensive side with more clinical finishing, but the Scottish defence did very well against Ireland a couple of weeks ago. Could be a long, tense afternoon in Scotland v Wales Six nations rugby betting.

In the Scotland v Wales head to head, the Welsh are in the lead with 66 wins to 48 by the Scots. Scotland have lost their last two in a row at Murrayfield against Wales, and have lost the last five matches on the bounce against Wales. There hasn’t been too big of a points difference between them, with Scotland averaging 10 points per game against Wales and the Welsh averaging 12 points per game against the Scots. Could be a tight war of attrition. Online bookmaker Blue Square have a handicap of +5 on Scotland or -5 on Wales for a price of 10/11.

Get your hands on a free £25 bet for your Six Nations rugby betting with online bookmaker Blue Square. The bookie, popular for their handicaps on rugby markets, will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet up to the maximum value of £25. There is also a great Scotland v Wales Six Nations betting money back special to enjoy. If a forward scores the first try in the match, then the bookie will refund all losing First Try Scorer bets with a maximum refund of £50 per customer.

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