WALES v SCOTLAND BETTING PREVIEW
Wales were denied a hard-fought win in Dublin against Ireland last Sunday with Jonathan Sexton slotting over the match levelling penalty for the hosts. The set-piece was in good shape, with the lineout efficient and the scrum dominant, while the defence was immense for much of the time. But once again there was a lack of cutting edge in attack.
Coach Warren Gatland has made just one change to his side with Gareth Anscombe getting a place on the bench instead of Alex Cuthbert. Dan Biggar has been passed fit despite his injury in the opening minute of the draw in Dublin.
Scotland were beaten 15-9 by England at Murrayfield in their opening match conceding a try in each half. The Scots lost all five of their matches in this tournament in 2015. They are showing some encouraging signs of late but they look unlikely to end that unwanted record any time soon.
Coach vern Cotter will be without centre Matt Scott and he is replaced by Duncan Taylor from Aviva Premiership side Saracens. Veteran winger Sean Lamont has been called up as replacement.
The Welsh are on a big winning streak against the Scotland, having triumphed against them in the last eight meetings. The last time that the two met in Wales was in the 2014 RBS Six Nations and the Welsh ran riot in a massive 51-3 victory, the biggest winning margin ever between these two sides.
WALES v SCOTLAND LINEUPS
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tom James, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton (c), 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Dan Lydiate, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Gareth Anscombe
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Tommy Seymour, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 David Denton, 7 John Hardie, 6 John Barclay, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alasdair Dickinson.
Replacements: 16 Stuart McInally, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 Zander Fagerson, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Blair Cowan, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Sean Lamont
WALES v SCOTLAND PREVIOUS RESULTS
- 2015: Wales won 26-23 in Edinburgh
- 2014: Wales won 51-3 in Cardiff
- 2013: Wales won 28-18 in Edinburgh
- 2012: Wales won 27-13 in Cardiff
- 2011: Wales won 24-6 in Edinburgh
- 2010: Wales won 31-24 in Cardiff
WALES v SCOTLAND BEST ODDS
|WALES|| 4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
|THE DRAW||34.00 with||Bet £10, win £340.00|
|SCOTLAND||13.00 with||Bet £10, win £130.00|
WALES v SCOTLAND PREDICTIONS
- Winner: Wales @ 4.00
- Winning margin: Wales by 11-20 @ 3.30
- Anytime tryscorer: George North @ 2.88
- Highest scoring half: 2nd half @ 1.83
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