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Scotland vs France Betting Tips - Scotland tipped to push France close in Six Nations clash

Six Nations can be thrown wide open with Scotland victory
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France have a poor record at Murrayfield which could give Scotland the edge (Getty Images)

Scotland vs France Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Scotland host France at Murrayfield in a crucial 2020 Six Nations clash on Saturday. France currently top the competition standings but their recent history is unimpressive at Murrayfield. I’m favouring Scotland to cover the handicap while they can pull off a win and throw the Six Nations wide open.

Scotland Form

Scotland won their last match in the 2020 Six Nations 17-0 against Italy in Rome. Prior to that Scotland suffered two narrow defeats England and Ireland, both by seven points.

While those defeats hurt the Scots they have nevertheless been rather impressive in performance. Try scoring is a problem for them but Scotland have been solid at set pieces and on defence which should stand them in good stead against France.

The +6 handicap is a tasty prospect at 1.90 with an upset win priced at 3.10.

Scotland News

According to reports Finn Russell will not be available for this match which means Gavin Hastings will continue at fly-half. While there has been talk of this match being called off due to the Carnovirus it has been confirmed the match will go ahead.

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Scotland have not lost at home to France in their last three matches and are tipped for an upset this weekend (Getty Images)

France Form

France sit at the top of the 2020 Six Nations table and are favourites to now claim the prize. For that to happen they must however first get over Scotland at Murrayfield, which is no easy task.

In their last match France got a hard fought 27-24 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium. It was another impressive performance from the French but it would be amiss of us not to mention the fortune that received on the day.

Victory at Murrayfield isn’t a given and the 6 point handicap favours Scotland in my opinion. France are favourites to win the match at 1.43 with a draw paying 23.00.

France News

Team announcements will be made later in the week but France should be close to full strength. We will keep you updated as we get neared to kick off. Full team news will be out on Friday 6 March 2020.

Scotland vs France Head to Head

Scotland and France share three wins apiece in their last six meetings with the home side winning each time. The last time they met was in a 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up match where Scotland won 17-14 at Murrayfield. 

Scotland vs France Betting Odds

Scotland are underdogs at 3.10 with France at 1.43 and a draw at 23.00. The handicap market is set at 6 points with both teams paying 1.90.

The HT/FT market could be on interest to some. Scotland are priced at 3.80 and France at 1.80 while a French victory by 1-12 points can be backed at 2.50.

Scotland vs France Match Up

Scotland have matched both England and Irelands at set piece during the 2020 Six Nations and that is where they will target France. But they will need to keep a close eye on in-from France fly-half Romain Ntamack who has had a fantastic tournament this far.

Perhaps Scotland’s biggest advantage is Murrayfield. It is one of the toughest places to play and generally Scotland lift their game in front of a passionate crowd.

Scotland vs France Stats

  • Scotland won their last match against France 17-14.
  • Scotland have won their last 3 matches against France at Murrayfield.
  • France have not covered the -7 handicap at Murrayfield since 2010 (6 matches).

Scotland vs France FAQ

Where can I watch Scotland vs France live stream online?

You can check out our online streaming calendar for the Scotland vs France live stream.

Where will Scotland vs France be played?

Scotland will play France at Murrayfield in Scotland.

When will Scotland vs France be played?

Scotland vs France will be played on Sunday 8 March 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

What is Scotland vs France Head to Head record?

Scotland and France have won three matches each of their last six.


France have struggled at Murrayfield in the past and I believe Scotland can push them all the way. The handicap market is in play while an against the odds victory for Scotland isn't out of the question.

Best Bet: Scotland +6 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Scotland Win Win Market @3.10 at bet365 - 2 Units

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Scotland started the match well and then France received a red card. From that moment Scotland were in complete control and won 28-17 to give us a 8 unit win on the match.
08 Mar 2020

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