englandThe 2020 edition of the Six Nations gets underway on 1st February and we take a look at the pre-tournament outright betting along with recent form and the fixtures that lie ahead for each of the teams.

 

 

 

Wales were foot perfect in 6 Nations 2019, winning all 5 matches to land the Grand Slam with a total of 23 log points. England were runners up with 18 points. They impressed in their first 2 games with wide margins wins in Ireland and at home to France before defeat in Cardiff took their destiny out of their own hands.

Ireland never really got going and finished third with 14 points. France beat Scotland and Italy to finish fourth, the Scots put in a tremendous come back to draw at Twickenham in the final round but were otherwise disappointing and Italy lost all 5 games.

 

Let’s start with an outright betting update

 

Note, odds correct as of 09:00 on 26th January 2020 but are subject to change

 

To win the tournament

England 73/100

Ireland 15/4

Wales 9/2

France 13/2

Scotland 25/1

Italy 1000/1

 

Who will win the Grand Slam

No Winner 21/20

England 27/20 

Ireland 9/1

Wales 12/1

France 14/1

Scotland 100/1

Italy 2000/1

 

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Let’s move on to the teams, starting with the favourites, England

 

England

Fixtures: R1 France (a), R2 Scotland (a), R3 Ireland (h), R4 Wales (h), R5 Italy (a)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: 2nd Place W3 D1 L1 PD +83

2018: 5th Place W2 D0 L3 PD+10

2017: Winners W4 D0 L1 PD +65

2016: Winners W5 D0 L0 PD +62

2015: 2nd Place W4 D0 L1 PD +57

2014: 2nd Place W4 D0 L1 PD +73

2013: 2nd Place W4 D0 L1 PD +16

2019 Form:

England finished as runners up to the Springboks in RWC 2019. They came through the pool stage unbeaten although 1 game against 6 Nations rivals France fell victim to the weather. England went on to beat Australia in the quarter finals and most impressively they dispatched New Zealand in the semi finals before the Boks proved more than their equals in the final.

 

 

Ireland

Fixtures: R1 Scotland (h), R2 Wales (h), England (a), Italy (h), France (a)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: 3rd Place W3 D0 L2 PD +1

2018: Winners W5 D0 L0 PD +78

2017: 2nd Place W3 D0 L2 PD +41

2016: 3rd Place W3 D1 L1 PD +41

2015: Winners W4 D0 L1 PD +63

2014: Winners W4 D0 L1 PD +83

2013: 5th Place W1 D1 L3 PD -9

2019 Form:

Ireland started their RWC 2019 campaign with a comfortable victory over Scotland but they rather lost their way in a defeat to Japan and they finished runners up in their pool to the hosts. Their stay in the knockout rounds was short lived as they were thumped by the All Blacks.

 

 

Wales

Fixtures: R1 Italy (h), R2 Ireland (a), R3 France (h), R4 England (a), R5 Scotland (h)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: Winners W5 D0 L0 PD +49

2018: 2nd Place W3 D0 L2 PD +36

2017: 5th Place W2 D0 L3 PD +16

2016: 2nd Place W3 D1 L1 PD +62

2015: 3rd Place W4 D0 L1 PD +53

2014: 3rd Place W3 D0 L2 PD +43

2013 Winners W4 D0 L1 PD +56

2019 Form:

Wales topped their RWC pool ahead of Australia, Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay. They edged out France by a single point in the first knockout round before going down 19-16 to the Boks in the semis. Wales eventually finished fourth after being thrashed by New Zealand in the bronze play off.

 

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France

Fixtures: R1 England (h), R2 Italy (h), R3 Wales (a), R4 Scotland (a), R5 Ireland (h)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD -25

2018: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD +14

2017: 3rd Place W3 D0 L2 PD +17

2016: 5th Place W2 D0 L3 PD -27

2015: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD +2

2014: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD +1

2013: 6th Place W1 D1 L3 PD -18

2019 Form:

France were runners up to England in the RWC pool stage. They won 3 matches against Argentina, Tonga and USA in addition to the cancelled game against the English. Les Bleus were on top against Wales in the quarter finals only to pick up a red card which helped Wales get up at the death.

 

Scotland

Fixtures: R1 Ireland (a), R2 England (h), R3 Italy (a), France (h), Wales (a)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: 5th Place W1 D1 L3 PD -20

2018: 3rd Place W3 D0 L2 PD-27

2017: 4th Place W3 D0 L2 PD +4

2016: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD +7

2015: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -55

2014: 5th Place W1 D0 L4 PD -91

2013: 3rd Place W2 D0 L3 PD -9

2019 Form:

Scotland had a disappointing RWC with defeats to Ireland and finally Japan seeing them head home at the end of the pool stage. They did manage wins over Samoa and Russia but the defeat to the hosts was a do or die affair for the Scots and they came up short.

 

Italy

Fixtures: R1 Wales (a), France (a), Scotland (h), Ireland (a), England (h)

Recent 6N Finishes:

2019: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -88

2018: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -111

2017: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -151

2016: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -145

2015: 5th Place W1 D0 L4 PD -120

2014: 6th Place W0 D0 L5 PD -109

2013: 4th Place W2 D0 L3 PD -36

2019 Form:

In RWC 2019 Italy beat Namibia and Canada as expected before they were thrashed 49-3 by the Springboks. A clash with New Zealand was cancelled and Italy headed home at the end of the pool stage.

 

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We will of course be providing our trademark betting previews for every match of the tournament with weather forecasts, team line ups, officials, form and head to head history.

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