The heavily anticipated Six Nations Championship is just around the corner. Scotland and Ireland get things underway at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 4th. England are in action shortly after at Twickenham in their opening game against France. Wales will be heading to Rome, going head-to-head with Italy in their opening game on February 5th.
England go into the competition as favourites to lift the trophy, they are currently priced at 4/5 to lift the trophy. Ireland can be backed at 9/4, and Wales are 13/2. Italy are the outsiders of the tournament priced at 500/1. France and Scotland are both outsiders to lift the trophy, priced at 12/1 and 25/1 respectively. You can see all the fixtures here and all rugby betting markets here
England, the title holders, will go into the tournament full of confidence. In the 2016 competition, England came out on top with a 100% record. They go into the Six Nations off the back of five consecutive wins. However, they will be wary that they did lose out to Wales back in September 28-25. They will be looking to get a big results against France in their opening game to give them confidence moving forward in the competition.
France finished with four points in last years tournament, winning two of their five games. They will be looking to put a more competitive performance in this time around and get a few more points on the board. They have a tough opening fixture against England, but will be hoping that they can cause an upset early on. Last year they only bettered Italy in the standings.
Italy, who finished on a dismal zero points last year. They will be looking to at least get some points on the board this time around. They too face stiff opposition in their opening game against Wales. Wales, like England, will be looking to get off to good start in their fixture against Italy. A big win against Italy and a positive results against England in their second game will give them a huge confidence boost for the rest of the competition.
Both Ireland and Scotland will be looking to get off to a positive start on the opening weekend. Ireland go into the game as favourites, but Scotland will be no easy push over. Scotland will know that they can compete will any team in the competition. Both teams will feel they can challenge for the title this year.
In terms of match betting, there is plenty for punters to sink their teeth into from game to game. Bet on Brazil are offering customers even money handicaps on all RBS six nations fixtures. Also, new customers can get 4/1 on England to win the GrandSlam. Bet on Brazil are also offering a £25 free bet for the final round of fixtures if you stake £25 on a first try scorer in the four rounds of fixtures prior.