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Last updated: 18 Mar 2022
Ralph Staniforth 18 Mar 2022
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  • Ireland vs Scotland predictions for Saturday’s Six Nations match
  • Fixture is being played at 16:45 GMT at the Aviva Stadium
  • Hosts have won their last 6 games against the Scots
  • Can Andy Farrell’s side pile the pressure on France?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Ireland can keep pressure on France with narrow win (Getty Images)

Ireland vs Scotland Predictions


Ireland must win to have any chance of winning the Six Nations but they will still need Engalnd to beat France later on. This is however an opportunity for the Irish to win the Triple Crown. They should win but Scotland are backed to get within 16 points.
  • Ireland vs Scotland Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Ireland Form
  • Ireland Injuries & Team News
  • Scotland Form
  • Scotland Injuries & Team News
  • Ireland vs Scotland Live Stream FAQ

  • Ireland have failed to cover the -16 handicap in 4 of their last 5 matches against Scotland.
  • Ireland have won their last 6 matches against Scotland.
  • Scotland have lost their last 7 away matches against Ireland.

Head to Head


Ireland have won their last six matches against Scotland. The Scots have not won in Ireland since 2010. In the 2021 Six Nations Ireland won 27-24 at Murrayfield.

Ireland Form


Ireland have had a very good Six Nations and come into this match with a chance of winning the title. They will have to beat Scotland and then hope England to them a favour in the next game against France.

Andy Farrell’s side have only lost one match in this campaign. That defeat (30-24) came in France in round two of the tournament. Since then Ireland have thrashed Italy at home and last week defeated England 32-15 at Twickenham.

It was a very tight match until the final 10 minutes when Ireland pulled away. England did however play with 14 men for 78 minutes of the match.

Ireland Injuries & Team News


Farrell has made three changes for this must-win clash. James Ryan and Ryan Baird have both been ruled out fo the match which means Iain Henderson comes into the second row.

Mark Hansen starts ahead of Andrew Conway while Jack Conan starts at flank.

Scotland Form


Scotland will be somewhat disappointed with their campaign thus far. It began on such a high with victory at home against England.

They then lost narrowly in Wales before seeing France beat them 36-17 at Murrayfield. That was perhaps Scotland’s worst performance considering their recent history against the French.

Last week a weakened Scotland side beat Italy 33-22 in Rome. It was perhaps tighter than Gregor Townsend would have liked in the end but the job was nevertheless done.

Scotland Injuries & Team News


Blair Kinghorn makes his Six Nations debut ahead of Finn Russell. Jonny Gray comes in at lock ahead of Sam Skinner. 

Ireland vs Scotland Live Stream FAQ

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Verdict

This should be competitive with Scotland looking to end on a high. Ireland must win to keep their chances alive of winning the Six Nations. My best bet is for Scotland to lose by less than 16.

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