Wales are 1/2 courtesy of Ladbrokes to win the Grand Slam following France’s draw with Ireland and Warren Gatland’s troops should move a step closer to that goal by beating Italy this weekend. Betfred rate the Welsh at just 1/33 to overcome the resilient Azzurri at the Millennium Stadium where the hosts are 10/11 (Paddy Power) to overhaul a 20-point handicap.
A home win is also on the cards in Dublin, where bet365 make the Irish 2/7 to defeat hapless Scotland and Skybet post 10/11 against Declan Kidney’s men in the handicaps, where they kick-off just nine points in arrears.
A handicap win double on both Ireland (-9.5) and Wales (-20.5) pays with Paddy Power
England meanwhile, look up against it as they face France. Coral quote Les Bleus at 1/3 to send Stuart Lancaster’s charges home from Paris empty-handed but the visitors narrowly get the nod in the handicaps, where they are handed an eight-point cushion by William Hill.
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