Scotland vs England Rugby Betting Tip – England -2 handicap – 5th February 2022

England to fight to a narrow victory at Murrayfield in Six Nations opener

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Scotland Scotland vs England England
5th February 2022 – Kick Off 1645hrs
Rugby – Scotland – Six Nations
Pick England -2 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022

England make the tough trip to Murrayfield to face old rivals Scotland to open their 2022 Six Nations campaign.

The in-form Scotland will no doubt make life very hard for their visitors from South of the Border.

Who wins this fascinating Calcutta Cup clash on Saturday?

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Scotland Preview – Can Scotland topple old rivals?

Scotland do have plenty of reasons to be confident ahead of their Six Nations opener on Saturday.

In last season’s tournament, they paid a visit to Twickenham and came away with an 11-6 victory.

While some mistakes against Wales and Ireland followed (both games ending in narrow defeats for Scotland), they ended 2021 in some very positive form.

Scotland have won five of their last six international matches.

The only defeat in that sequence was against reigning world champions South Africa in last year’s Autumn Internationals.

Along with a victory over France in their final Six Nations match of last season and an Autumn Internationals victory against Australia, Scotland may well be buoyant on the weekend.

In the match outright for rugby betting Scotland are 13/10 odds to claim the victory at Murrayfield on Saturday* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365).

In last year’s Six Nations tournament, Scotland played 3 home fixtures, losing against Wales and Ireland before claiming an expected victory over Italy.

Any kind of improvement in that home form for this season, could well see Scotland put themselves in the title hunt.

Can they kick it all off with a victory over England?

Our betting prediction:
England 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365)


Scotland do have a bit of head-to-head form going against their old rivals.

Scotland have suffered just one defeat in their last four Six Nations matches against England, winning two of those.

However, there is a slightly different complexion on things when looking at Scotland’s home form against England.

Scotland have lost four of their last five home Six Nations matches against England, winning only one of the last six (D1 L4).

While they are underdogs in the match at right Scotland cannot be written off in this contest.

They will have the full home support behind them and a Scotland +2 handicap line is at even money for rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365)


England Preview – Can new-look England deliver?

England came up a long way short in last year’s Six Nations Championship finishing fifth in the table.

There was little to cheer about for England, but head coach Eddie Jones survives to lead England into their next challenge.

England will have a new captain with Tom Curry being handed the armband.

Marcus Smith gets a start at number 10 while Joe Marchant and Max Malins start the match on the wings.

Without question, England need a big performance after the letdown of last season’s campaign.

Murrayfield is no easy place to go though.

While England have won four of their last five trips there, another tight duel is fully expected.

England’s last two away wins at Scotland have been taken by a margin of no more than seven points.

The bookmakers have a narrow handicap line, with an England -5 handicap option pushing things at 13/10* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365).

This is going to be a huge test of character for England on Saturday.

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England are a quote of 8/11 in the match outright for Six Nations rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365).

England’s wins in last season Six Nations happened at home against Italy and France.

With the losses happening away at Wales and Ireland, England’s away form clearly needs a boost.

England’s record in their last six away matches in the Six Nations reads only W2 L4.

There were some positives for England during the Autumn Internationals.

Victories over Australia and South Africa to finish 2021 will put them in much better standing.

Now can they push on?


Scotland vs England Betting Advice

This is an important season for England in the Six Nations as they start to really plan ahead for the next World Cup.

They have a crop of very good youngsters in their ranks but that also comes with inexperience.

Seven of England’s starting fifteen on the weekend have fewer than 10 international caps.

There’s no guarantee that they get the win on the board.


Key Facts – Scotland vs England Betting Tip

  • Scotland have lost only one of their last four matches against England (W2 D1)
  • Scotland’s only defeat in their last five matches was against South Africa
  • England have lost only one of their last Six Nations visits to Murrayfield


Scotland have gone with an experienced side to try and handle England and have match-winners of their own with the likes of Finn Russell and Duhan van der Merwe.

This looks like being tight all the way. There really isn’t much to split them at all.

It may all boil down to fine margins off the bench late into the game and England may just shade it there.

England -2 handicap at even money is the pick* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for Scotland vs England

Scotland to win: 13/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
England to win: 8/11 at Bet365