RUGBY UNION BETTING: Live On BBC1: Sat 13:30 France completed the first leg of our 7/1 treble beating Wales last night. Today we’re backing Italy and England in a double that pays 4/1.
Ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations games, France are into 2/7 at Stan James to complete the Grand Slam. Stans also make Les Blues 1/6 to win the tournament after beating Wales 26-20 in an exciting tussel in Cardiff last night. The French victory, tipped up here on betrescue along with an away win by six or more was also the first leg of our 7/1 treble including England and Italy. The double now pays 4/1 at bet365.
Saturday’s lunchtime kick off is being billed as the battle for the “wooden spoon”. 888Sport make Scotland 8/13 to recover from their last gasp defeat in Wales a fortnight ago but the Italians have impressed in defeat so far and with home advantage, I’m gunning for the Azzurri to be dancing on the streets of Rome at an inviting 13/8 with Ladbrokes.
In the 4pm kick off, England, great in patches when beating Wales yet dire when beating Italy, are the narrowest of favourites at 10/11 (totesport) to beat Ireland who are chalked up at 6/5 by Betdaq. There’s a two point handicap either way on offer at 10/11 with Betfred but with a ferocious Twickenham backing, Martin Johnson’s side can pull the Triple Crown closer to their trophy cabinet and win by between 1 and 12 points; 6/4 bet365.