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Ireland vs Scotland Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Scotland can push Ireland all the way in Dublin

  • Ireland face Scotland in the Autumn Nation Cup on Saturday
  • The match will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland
  • Scotland lost 19-12 to Ireland in the 2020 Six Nations
  • In what is a huge boost to Ireland, Jonny Sexton makes his return from injury
  • The Scots have not won in Ireland since 2010, a run of 6 matches
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Ireland and Scotland backed for tight encounter (Getty Images)

Scotland make the short trip to Dublin to face Ireland in their final fixture of the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup. The match will decide who finishes fourth but more importantly, both coaches are looking for improved performances.

Ireland Form


Ireland have come in for some criticism this year despite finishing third in the Six Nations. They have only lost to France and England (twice) and are unbeaten on home soil.

When they played Scotland at the Aviva Stadium during the Six Nations, Ireland won 19-12.

Ireland rested all their key players last week against Georgia and came away with a 23-10 victory. It wasn’t the most convincing performance but it was a reasonably young side.

Ireland Team News


Jonny Sexton should return to the fly-half birth this week after missing Ireland’s last two matches through injury. There are expected to be a number of changes from last week’s experimental side against Georgia.

Billy Burns and James Lowe are however expected to miss out after leaving the field through injury last week.

Scotland Form


Scotland’s four match winning run was brought to an end when they suffered a 22-15 loss to France at Murrayfield two weeks ago.

The Scots had enjoyed a better season than many expected, taking fourth place in the Six Nations. In the Autumn Nations Cup Scotland opened up with a 28-17 win against Italy. 

The following week Scotland picked up the winning points against Fiji as the Pacific Islanders couldn’t put a team together due to COVID-19 infections.

The defeat to France would have disappointed the Scots but they have a chance to rectify that this week.

Scotland Team News


Scotland have minimal injuries to worry about but Finn Russell and Adam Hastings remain out injured. 

Duncan Weir has not set the world alight but Gregor Townsend doesn’t have too many options left at fly-half.

Ireland vs Scotland Head to Head


Ireland lead 8-1 against Scotland over their last nine matches. Their last encounter ended 19-12 to Ireland in Dublin during the 2020 Six Nations.

Ireland vs Scotland Odds


Ireland are priced at 1.25 to win with Scotland available at 4.00. A draw is paying 26.00 with bet365.

The handicap for the match is set at 9 points.

Ireland vs Scotland Match Up


Both teams are near full strength so we should get good battle. Set pieces and the tactical kicking game will be key for both sides. 

The return of Jonny Sexton to fly-half could give Ireland the edge in that department.

Ireland vs Scotland Stats


  • Ireland have won 8 of their last 9 matches against Scotland.
  • Scotland have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Scotland have lost by 9 or less points in 4 of their last 7 matches against Ireland.

Ireland vs Scotland FAQ

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Where is the Ireland vs Scotland Autumn Nations Cup match being played?

The Ireland vs Scotland match is being played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

When is the Ireland vs Scotland Autumn Nations Cup match being played?

The Ireland vs Scotland match is being played on Saturday 5 December 2020 at 14:45 GMT.

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What competition are Ireland vs Scotland playing in?

Ireland vs Scotland is being played in Autumn Nations Cup.

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Verdict

Ireland are exceptionally strong at home but Scotland have some form. I'm backing Scotland to finish within 9 points of Ireland.

Best Bet: Scotland +9 Handicap Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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