ENGLAND pulled off a shock with a thrilling comeback win over Wales in Friday night’s Six Nations opener and today it’s the turn of Scotland to try to defy the odds.
The dark blues have an awful recent record in the tournament but optimism is growing after a decent autumn Test series under new coach Vern Cotter. The Scots are 4-1 at bet365 to achieve a first win away to France in 16 years and evens on the +10 handicap.
Les Bleus – who will break with tradition and wear rouge today – are 1-4 at Betfred and evens on the -10 handicap. The day’s other match sees holders Ireland as 1-5 shots at StanJames when they travel to Italy (11-2, Betvictor), who stunned them 22-15 when the sides last met in Rome two years ago.
Since that win, though, the Azzurri have lost 15 of 17 Tests and were whitewashed in last year’s Six Nations, giving appeal to Ireland -10 at evens with Skybet.
On the golfing front, Tiger Woods is now odds-on at 2-5 with Coral to not win another Major in his career after his latest injury-forced withdrawal at the Farmers Insurance Open this week.
Coral make him 7-4 to add to his haul of 14 Majors while, despite his rotten form and back problems, he is just 25-1 to win the Masters this year and 20-1 to land his fourth Open title in July. As someone wisely stated on the site earlier in the week, Mr F has more chance of winning a tournament than Tiger on current form.
Harris English is the halfway leader at the Farmers Insurance Open and Lee Westwood shares top spot with Alejandro Canizares at the Malaysian Open. A packed Saturday of sport also features the likes of tennis, cycling and snooker so post your tips and chat here.
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