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France to beat Scotland yet again? Get Scotland vs France tips

Ben Darvill 22 Aug 2019
  • Scotland vs France starts at 13:10 BST on Saturday, August 24 at Murrayfield 

Can Scotland bounce back from their humiliating loss last weekend, or will France impart another defeat on their hosts? Read on for our best bets for this World Cup warm-up match.

Scotland vs France Predictions

*Odds correct at 12:32 BST on 22/8/2019 

Scotland vs France Betting Tips

Scotland were humiliated last weekend by France as their hosts turned on the style to hammer the travelling side. Scotland went down 32-3 to France in a game that reminded Scottish fans that there is a very long way to go before the side can truly be regarded as a top side in world rugby, with their away form in particular poor. Of course, it should be noted that Scotland did secure a supreme draw with England in a thrilling 38-38 match at Twickenham mere months ago, but the difference between the very best and the rest is that New Zealand are more often than not playing at their best regardless of the opposition, while the rest find it easier to get up for a big game and to put in a big performance, whereas when they play against a side they do not have a big rugby history against, they find it difficult to raise their performance, something that happened against France for the Scots. Until Scotland can bring the same sort of intensity they brought against England in the 2019 Six Nations to almost all of their matches, then they will remain beneath the highest tier of rugby nations. 

For France, their trip to take on Scotland is a fantastic opportunity to secure back-to-back wins and show that they are not just at the World Cup next month to make up the numbers. France took advantage of Scottish errors and poor defending to pick up the sizeable win and they will feel that the pressure the expectant Scottish fans will put on their side could see further cracks develop. The intensity France brought with them was something that was very telling in the end, while an impatience and an inability to build upon the exploits of the likes of Stuart Hogg cost the Scottish, who looked very rusty with and without the ball in hand. 

In this one the home side are the favourites with the bookies as they have looked so good on their own patch in recent months. However, such was the difference between the two sides last weekend that we are avoiding backing the Scottish, and we are instead backing the French to pick up their second win at 7/5 with bet365. 

Our second bet sees us backing one of Scotland’s best players in Stuart Hogg to go over the line at some point throughout the clash. Hogg has added a real spark to the Scottish backline when he has been able to play, and the side have sorely missed him when he has been out injured, with his incisive running and intelligent defending something that improves the side massively. At 13/5 with bet365 he offers good value to go over at some point in the game, something he threatened to do throughout their last encounter, and might have done had it not been for what turned out to be a very error-prone Scottish side. 

Scotland vs France Last 3 Meetings:

17/8/2019 - France 32 Scotland 3 

23/2/2019 - France 27 Scotland 10 

11/2/2018 - Scotland 32 France 26 

Scotland vs France

*Odds correct at 12:32 BST on 22/8/2019 

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