Ireland vs Scotland Rugby Betting Tip Ireland -16 handicap – 19th March 2022

Ireland to dominate Scotland in Dublin to keep slim title hopes alive

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19th March 2022 – Kick Off 1645hrs
Rugby – Ireland – Six Nations
Pick Ireland -16 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even Money odds taken 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022

After doing a number on England last weekend, Ireland head into the final weekend of Six Nations action with their title hopes alive.

They need to bag themselves a good win in this one and hope that England do them a favour in Paris against France.

As far as this duel in Dublin is concerned it is likely going to result in a strong home performance by the men in green.

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Ireland Preview – Ireland look to handle their business

Ireland claimed a win at Twickenham last weekend against England, in a thrilling encounter.

The title race in the Six Nations is down to them and France.

Ireland have to come up with a victory on home turf against Scotland then hope England topple France in Paris.

The latter of those components looks to be a bit fanciful.

Ireland are the 1/9 odds-on favourites to win their match* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365)

Were the Irish to claim a bonus-point win, while France drew with England, Ireland win the crown.

But that’s another fanciful outcome.

The only loss that Ireland have suffered in this seasons’ campaign is against France.

They have tallied 20 tries in this year’s Six Nations while having only conceded three.

Our betting prediction:
Ireland 11-20 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365)


Ireland have won 11 of their last 12 internationals and it has been eight on the spin at home.

Their head to head home record against Scotland makes good reading for the men in green.

Ireland have won their last five Six Nations home matches against Scotland.

In three of the last four, Ireland have kept Scotland to single figures on the scoreboard.

An Ireland -16 handicap for Six Nations Rugby betting is at even money* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

They are naturally going to want to go big and hard in this match.

Mack Hansen makes a return to the win after having missed out on the starting XV against England.

Ireland Line Up

15-Keenan; 14-Hansen, 13-Ringrose, 12-Aki, 11-Lowe; 10-Sexton (capt), 9-Gibson-Park; 1-Healy, 2-Sheehan, 3-Furlong, 4-Beirne, 5-Henderson, 6-Doris, 7-Van der Flyer, 8-Conan.

Replacements: 16-Herring, 17-Kilcoyne, 18-Bealham, 19-Treadwell, 20-O’Mahony, 21-Murray, 22-Carbery, 23-Henshaw.


Scotland Preview – Can Scots spoil the party?

There was so much promise for the Scottish side at the start of this campaign.

That got amped up a few notches when they beat England at Murrayfield in their opening fixture.

But then it all quickly came apart for Scotland with back to back losses against Wales and France.

Last weekend they did bounce back to winning ways.

Scotland claimed a 33-22 away win against Italy.

In the match outright for Six Nations rugby betting, Scotland are big 6/1 underdogs* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

Scotland have won three of their last four away matches, including victories at England and France last year and are W5 L1 in their last six.

The last time that Scotland paid to Ireland was in 2020’s Autumn Nations Cup when they lost 31-16.

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Scotland’s last win in Dublin happened in 2010 when they scraped over the line with a 23-20 success.

Since then they have conceded at least 27 points in four of their five back in Dublin.

It is hard to imagine that Scotland are going to out-perform Ireland in attack.

It is more likely that they will simply look to stay as tight as possible and hang in there.

The experience of Jonny Gray returns to the starting line up, while Finn Russell moves to the bench in favour of Blair Kinghorn who starts at the Six Nations match for the first time at Fly Half.

Scotland Line Up

15-Hogg (capt); 14-Graham, 13-Harris, 12-Johnson, 11-Steyn; 10-Kinghorn, 9-Price; 1-Schoeman, 2-Turner, 3-Z Fagerson; 4-Gray, 5-Gilchrist; 6-Darge, 7-Watson, 8-M Fagerson.
Replacements: 16-Brown, 17-Dell, 18-Nel, 19-Skinner, 20-Bayliss, 21-White, 22-Russell, 23-Bennett.


Ireland vs Scotland Betting Advice

It’s been 12 years since Scotland won in Dublin and that is pretty much the tale of the tape right there.

Scotland are going to find it hard to live with Ireland, who, despite getting disrupted against 14-man England, have looked in excellent shape.

Ireland have been happy to move the ball quickly and a -16 handicap on them is the first big at Even Money* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – Ireland vs Scotland Betting Tip

  • Ireland have won six in a row at home against Scotland in the Six Nations
  • Ireland have won all but one of their last 12 internationals
  • Scotland haven’t won in Ireland for 12 years


Ireland will likely have a strong upper hand in this fixture and with a bit of unrest in the Scotland camp this week, we can play for the home win.

An Ireland 11-20 winning margin is at a quote of 13/5* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

They have dominated Scotland for the last decade in Dublin and more of the same will play out


The best betting odds for Ireland vs Scotland

Ireland to win: 1/9 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
Scotland to win: 6/1 at Bet365