Australia vs Scotland, Preview & Prediction

Australia vs Scotland – click here to bet

Australia began their year with a 23 point victory over Fiji in Melbourne last week.  They never looked in danger of losing the game but having threatened to run away with it at one time they were maybe a bit disappointed by the final winning margin which was less than the start that bookmakers were giving Fiji.

Scotland enjoyed their best Six Nations campaign for some time and had their return to action last week in Singapore when they beat Italy by 21 points.  Australia have won the last 3 matches they have played against Scotland and the biggest winning margin has been 6 points with their last 2 games both decided by a single point.

The last time Australia hosted Scotland it was the Scots who came out on top 9-6. In previous 8 home matches against Scotland Australia has won with winning margins of 15 points or more.

 

Betting

Australia 1/6

Draw 33/1

Scotland 9/2

 

Handicap

Australia -13.5 at 9/10

Scotland +13.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Handicap, Scotland +13.5 at 9/10.

The Scots may be missing a few British and Irish Lions players but they showed last week that they mean business on this mid-year tour.  Australia should win the game but I do think Scotland can run them close and I am backing the visitors on the handicap.

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