Scotland vs South Africa Rugby Betting Tip SA -5 handicap – 13th November 2021

Springboks' power could win the day at Murrayfield against Scotland

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13th November 1300hrs
Rugby – Scotland – Autumn Internationals
Pick SA -5 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021

Scotland have plenty of wind in their sails as they look forward to trying to extend their positive form in the Autumn Internationals.

There was a great and gritty victory at Murrayfield over Australia for the Scots last weekend.

Can they also knock over South Africa, who fought out a narrow victory over Wales in their Autumn opener?

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Scotland Preview – Scots look for fifth straight win

Scotland produced a fantastic 15-13 victory over Australia last weekend in a thrilling war of attrition.

The home nations had been leading 7-3 at the break and managed to get themselves across the finish line.

That was the fourth straight match win for Scotland, having closed out the Six Nations with back to back victories over Italy and Scotland before an Autumn warm-up success against Tonga.

So they are flying at the moment but go into Saturday’s match as underdogs.

Scotland are 15/8 for the win in rugby betting odds* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).

Head coach Gregor Townsend has made four changes to his starting lineup from last weekend.

The most surprising change is that Hamish Watson starts on the bench.

Following this Saturday’s clash against South Africa, Scotland will close out their Autumn campaign with a match against Japan.

Can they use the momentum from last weekend’s success to get the better of the Boks?

Our betting prediction:
SA 6-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021)


The last time that Scotland and South Africa met was in 2018 with Scotland just coming up short by six points.

That was the seventh straight defeat for Scotland against South Africa.

The last time that they got one over the Springboks was on home turf in the 2012 Autumn Internationals when the Scots came out 21-17 winners.

If the Scots were to get across the finish line and beat them, it wouldn’t likely be by a big margin.

A Scotland +3 handicap is at a quote of 11/10 for rugby betting to back them to stay close* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).

Scotland team: Hogg (capt), McLean, Harris, Scott, Van der Merwe, Russell, Price; Schoeman, McInally, Z Fagerson, Skinner, Gilchrist, Haining, Ritchie, M Fagerson. Replacements: Ashman, Bhatti, Kebble, Hodgson, Watson, Horne, Hastings, Kinghorn


South Africa Preview – Boks bring the physical threat

South Africa faced Wales last weekend in their first match since closing out the Rugby Championship.

The tourists got their autumn campaign in the Northern Hemisphere off to a perfect start with a 23-18 win in Cardiff.

That’s back to back wins for the World Champions now in terms of form.

In the Rugby Championship, the Boks had ended on a high note with a victory over New Zealand.

South Africa have had a lot of rugby in the second half of 2021.

There was that British & Irish Lions tour that they hosted starting in August, which they triumphed 2-1 in.

That was after only having played one Test since winning the 2019 World Cup.

South Africa did have some stutters in the Rugby Championship, losing twice to Australia and one of their two against the All Blacks.

But the power of South Africa can not be overlooked at all and they are a quote of 4/9 odds-on favourites to win on Saturday* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).

As mentioned they have that long winning streak rolling against Scotland.

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South Africa are not at their strongest, with Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe both out of action on this tour.

But they have a huge forward pack and simply tower of most opponents in the line out.

That’s where their power is. Those set plays.

It was evident in the Lions tour when South Africa reverted to pragmatic power rugby to win the day.

A South African -5 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).


Scotland vs South Africa Betting Advice

Scotland have made deliberate changes to turn out with a heavier pack and at the same time give themselves more variety at the line out.

Those set pieces are going to be huge. Last week South Africa forced a heavier Welsh scrum into penalties and it’s just that power that may get them success.

It’s the South Africa -5 handicap that is our first pick of the day at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).


Key Facts – Scotland vs South Africa Betting Tip

  • Scotland beat Australia at Murrayfield last weekend
  • Scotland have lost their last seven internationals against the Springboks
  • South Africa won 23-18 in Wales last weekend


Scotland are playing well at the moment and the presence of a full crowd at Murrayfield gave them a huge boost last weekend.

While Scotland may not get the win on the board that they would love, they can stick in this.

But those final 20 minutes of a long gruelling contest may be too testing. South Africa 6-10 winning margin is at 9/2* (odds recorded 19:17 GMT on November 11th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Scotland vs South Africa

Scotland to win: 15/8 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
South Africa to win: 4/9 at Bet365