Scotland v Russia Rugby World Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th October 2019

Scots can deliver bonus point win

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Scotland’s World Cup campaign is hanging by a thread. They have to beat Russia on Wednesday to keep their qualification hopes alive. A bonus-point victory for the Scots will see them move to within four points of group leaders Japan, who they face in their final pool stage fixture.

Scotland v Russia odds*

1 X 2
1/200 50/1 20/1

* (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 7th, 2019 at 5.23 pm)

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Even though Scotland are strong favourites to win this pool stage fixture, they have to ensure a victory and need a bonus point out of it as well. If they get that bonus point victory they will have a chance to reach the quarter finals when they face Japan in their final match. They would still have to beat Japan to qualify but even if that happened and Japan took a bonus point in that match, Scotland would be out.

Scotland to win to nil


Gregor Townsend is fully aware that the weekend’s match against Japan is going to be a lot tougher than this one. So 14 changes in total has been made from the side which beat Samoa 34-0 in their second game. This will be the first meeting between Scotland and Russia at full international level.

For Russia, this is their final game of the tournament, not too surprisingly having lost all three games so far. They were blanked by Ireland in their last fixture but did put in a spirited performance in that. They are likely to be a lot wearier than Scotland going into this one and given what is at stake for the Scots, it’s a tough game for Russia. A Scotland -33 handicap is at even money* (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 7th, 2019 at 5:28 pm)

Scotland v Russia Betting Tip

Half time winning margin Scotland 8-14 at 3/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 7th, 2019 at 5.23 pm)

Scotland v Russia Prediction

This should be routine enough for Scotland especially after convincing against Samoa. While this is going to be their easiest game of the pool stage, there is still pressure on them to come out and drive for that bonus point. Scotland -33 handicap.