The 2021 Six Nations tournament got off to a blistering start in the first game week. France continued their excellent form from 2020 and stormed to a 50-10 victory over Italy. There was a gripping, close encounter in Cardiff as Wales edged past Ireland, with a 21-16 win. But the biggest shock of the weekend came from Twickenham as Scotland beat England 11-6 to life the Calcutta Cup and to record their first win on English turf in 38 years. With early wins under their belts, the biggest Six Nations game this weekend will take place between Scotland and Wales and Murrayfield as a win for either side would put them in a strong position in this years Six Nations tournament.
Team News, form and head to heads
Scotland recorded their first Six Nations win in three matches against England last weekend. The Scots finished last year’s tournament in poor form, losing their last two matches to Ireland and France respectively. But Gregor Townsend’s side have put their 2020 disappointment behind them and thrown down the gauntlet with a deserved victory over England last weekend. Wales come into this match in slightly better form than their opponents, winning their last two Six Nations matches against Ireland and Italy respectively. Wayne Pivac’s side were able to capitalise on an early Peter O’Mahony sending off on 13 minutes and second-half tries from George North and Louis Rees-Zammit guided Wales to an opening match win.
In recent head to heads between Scotland and Wales, Wales edge their opponents, recording five wins from the last seven Six Nations meetings between the two sides. Scotland defeated Wales 10-14 when they met in Cardiff for last year’s Six Nations tournament but the Scots have failed to beat Wales at Murrayfield since 2017. Wales won their last meeting in Edinburgh in 2019, winning 11-8. However, the odds favour a home win for Scotland this weekend, with VBet offering the best value at 11/21. Longer odds back a Wales win at Murrayfield this weekend, with Smarkets offering 9/4 – our tip this weekend as Wales have a decent record in the Scottish capital.
Winning Margin Bets
The last two encounters between Scotland and Wales have been close in the scoreline and, with a lot at stake in this year’s match, there could be another narrow score on Saturday. Betfair are currently offering 6/4 for a Scotland win by a margin of 1-10, while BoyleSports will return odds of 11/4 for Wales to win by the same margin. However, our winning margin tip for this fixture is to go with Betfred’s offer of 9/2 for a Scotland win by a margin of 1-5 points. There will likely be little to separate these two sides on Saturday and, with a home win favourable, Betfred’s offer looks to be good value.
As this is set to be a tense match, with little to be given from either side, it could be a case of one try being the difference between the two sides. Scotland only recorded one try in their win over England last weekend thanks to Duhan van der Merwe, who is backed at 11/10 by BoyleSports to score again at any time against Wales. Wales were more successful in the try department against Ireland, scoring two. One of last weekend’s try scorers, Louis Rees-Zammit, is backed at 11/8 by BoyleSports to earn five points for his team against Scotland. Our try-scoring tip for Scotland v Wales will be to back Scotland hooker George Turner, at 7/2 with BoyleSports to score at any time or, if you are looking for greater value, at 20/1 to score the first try of the match.
Our Scotland v Wales Betting Tips:
Scotland to win by 1-5 points – 9/2 with Betfred
George Turner to score a try anytime – 7/2 with Boylesports
As the Six Nations action heats up in the next few weeks, Scotland v Wales will be the fixture to watch this weekend. The outcome of this game could have a big impact on this year’s winner and Scotland, in particular, have put themselves into a good position to push for their first Six Nations title since 1999. Although we always look to offer good value odds and prices from bookmakers, please remember that we do not promote guaranteed winners or bets. Our Scotland v Wales Six Nations Betting Preview and Tips 13/02/2021 attempts to find bets with decent value that will, in the long run, provide overall betting profits. If you want to increase your chances of making a profit you can look at claiming the best online bookmakers free bets that we have reviewed on our homepage. We have gathered all the best UK online bookies betting offers all in one place and along with full reviews of the betting sites you can see which bookie is the right one for you. The last thing we would like to say though is although we have provided free betting tips, please keep it fun and please gamble responsibly and within your limits, and good luck!