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Last updated: 10 Jul 2024
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  • USA anticipated to stay within the 48-point handicap against Scotland.
  • Scotland has won four out of their last five games against the USA.
  • USA is focused on improving ahead of the 2031 Rugby World Cup and 2027 qualification.
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Scotland to comfortably beat hosts, USA (Getty Images)

USA vs Scotland Predictions


The USA should be a bit more competitive than Canada were last weekend, but Scotland will in all likelihood be too strong. I do, however, see the hosts getting inside the 48-point handicap.
  • USA vs Scotland Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • USA Form
  • USA Injuries & Team News
  • Scotland Form
  • Scotland Injuries & Team News

  • USA lost their last match.
  • USA won their last match against Scotland.
  • Scotland won their last match by 61 points.
  • Scotland have won 4 of their last 5 matches against USA.
  • Scotland have not covered the -48 handicap in any of their last 5 matches against the USA.

Head to Head


Scotland have won four of their last five games against the USA, with the USA winning the last one in 2018. It was a very young and inexperienced Scottish side that day.

USA Form


The USA are doing their utmost to improve as a national side ahead of the 2031 Rugby World Cup which they will host. However, qualifying for the 2027 event is far more important right now.

After failing to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the USA are entering desperation mode. However, their form hasn’t been terrible of late. 

America beat Brazil and Spain convincingly in November last year. Last weekend, they suffered a 22-20 home defeat to Romania in their opening match of 2024.

USA Injuries & Team News


The USA are expected to make wholesale changes to their side for this encounter.

Scotland Form


Scotland were have been playing some great rugby over the last five or six years and are now real challengers against any side. They did well in the Six Nations this season, finishing third.

Their quality showed in a number of games, particularly in their 17-13 defeat in Ireland in the final match of the Six Nations.

With no top Southern Hemisphere team to tour this year, the Scots have embarked on a development tour. They thrashed Canada 73-12 last weekend and while things should be tougher against the USA, they will be looking for another commanding win.

Scotland Injuries & Team News


Scotland should ring the changes as they look to bloody new players on this tour.

Verdict

USA are backed to lose by less than 48 points.

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