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England vs Scotland Predictions & Tips - Scotland can push England to the brink in Six Nations

  • England vs Scotland predictions for Saturday’s Six Nations match
  • Match is being played at 16:45 GMT at Twickenham
  • Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983, a run of 18 matches
  • I am backing Scotland to finish within 14 points of England
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Scotland will be looking to carry their impressive 2020 form into 2021 (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 05 Feb 2021
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England vs Scotland Predictions


England are clear favourites to win on home soil but Scotland have shown great improvement. On their last visit to Twickenham, Scotland managed a 38-38 draw. My best bet is for Scotland to lose by less than 14 points.

  • Engaland have failed to cover the -14 handicap in 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • England have failed to cover the -14 handicap in 5 of their last 6 matches against Scotland.
  • England have won their last 8 matches.
  • Scotland won or lost by less than 14 points in 7 of their last 8 matches.

Head to Head


England have won nine of their last 11 matches against Scotland. When they met in the 2020 Six Nations, England won 13-6 at Murrayfield.

England Form


England come into the 2021 Six Nations as the defending champions after pipping France to the title on points difference in 2020. They also won the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup by beating France 22-19 after extra time in the final.

England have now won their last eight matches since losing to France in on the opening weekend of the 2020 Six Nations.

Prior to their final victory over France in the Autumn Nations Cup, England defeated Wales 24-13 and Ireland 18-7.

England Injuries & Team News


Eddie Jones has some issues in his forward pack. Mako Vunipola is injured, Kyle Sinckler is banned and Joe Marler has withdrawn from the squad.  That opens to door for the likes of Ellis Genge, Will Stuart and Jamie George to start.

Andy Farrell will start at flyhalf despite not playing any competitive rugby this season as yet.

Scotland Form


Scotland put in some good performances in the 2020 Six Nations as they finished fourth on the table, level on points with Ireland in third.

The Autumn Nations Cup once again proved the quality Scotland have but they failed to upset any of the big teams. They lost 22-15 to France and 31-16 to Ireland in their final match.

Scotland are expected to show further improvement but this is a tough start for them. They have not won in England since 1983 (18 matches).

Scotland Injuries & Team News


Cameron Redpath will make his debut in midfield while Gregor Townsend has recalled star flyhalf, Finn Russell. Russell adds plenty of quality to this Scottish outfit.

Hooker Dave Cherry will have to wait for his debut as he starts on the bench.

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Verdict

Scotland drew on their last visit to Twickenham and their 2020 form could take them close to another upset. I'm backing Scotland to lose by less than 14 points.

Best Bet: Scotland +14 Handicap Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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