Kick-off: 1415, 14/03/2020
Stadium: Principality Stadium
Wales have won 12 of their last 13 encounters with Scotland and eight straight meetings at Principality Stadium in the Six Nations championship.
This has been a transitional campaign for the Dragons following the departure of Warren Gatland, but they are still fancied to further enhance that impressive head-to-head record.
We’re taking 73/100 for the hosts to be ahead at half-time and full-time for our opening Wales vs Scotland prediction.
A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds
Wales have suffered three defeats since brushing aside Italy 42-0 here in the first round of fixtures, leaving them well short of last year’s Grand Slam heroics.
However, after going down 24-14 away to Ireland and 27-23 to Italy in Cardiff, the Dragons emerged with plenty of credit from a 33-30 loss against England at Twickenham.
Two tries from Justin Tipuric and another from Dan Biggar weren’t enough to complete a late comeback, but there were flashes of brilliance from the visitors.
Assistant coach Neil Jenkins now wants Wayne Pivac’s side to cut out “silly errors” and stop conceding “soft points”.
“That has been an area for us in the last three games and it is something we have to clear up,” declared Jenkins.
“You can’t afford to give away 14 points a Test match. We are making some poor decisions at key points.
“We are trying to be better and evolve our game, but we have to minimise the mistakes.”
A more disciplined approach may prevent the hosts from running riot, so 19/10 for them to win by 1-12 points appeals from the Wales vs Scotland odds.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland have recovered well from early losses to Ireland and England, grinding out a 17-0 win in Italy and then ending France’s hopes of Grand Slam glory at Murrayfield.
A first-half red card for Mohamed Haouas helped that day, but it was still a fine effort from Gregor Townsend’s side, who gave us a 2/1 pay-out in our preview by prevailing 28-17.
Hooker Stuart McInally now believes the Scots have never had a better opportunity to end their Cardiff hoodoo, which stretches back to 2002.
The Edinburgh forward said: “We’ve not won down there in a long time, so everyone is really focussed. We know it will be a big challenge.
“We’re in a great place, we’re confident and we’re going to go down there and put our best foot forward.
“They’re changing their style under their new coaches…we know how dangerous they can be, but we’ve got a great opportunity.”
Scotland have been resilient in defence during this tournament and should again be competitive early on.
However, we just feel the hosts will wear them down as the game progresses, so 83/100 for more points to be scored in the second half than before the break completes our Wales vs Scotland betting tips.
England 33-30 WALES
SCOTLAND 28-17 France
Head-to-head: Scotland 11-18 Wales, Wales 21-10 Scotland, Wales 34-7 Scotland, Scotland 29-13 Wales, Wales 27-23 Scotland
Join bwin today and receive up to £10 money back as a FreeBet if your first wager at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater is a loser! Terms and conditions apply.