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England odds-on for Six Nations – 11/5 says they win the Grand Slam

| 02.02.2017

Roll up, roll up, for the 2017 Six Nations is finally here. And to celebrate we’re offering odds on pretty much every market you shake a stick at.

Over the next seven weeks we will find out if the England steamroller under Eddie Jones will continue, or will injuries take their toll on the Red Rose?

We will also learn if the new rules for bonus points – designed to keep the game interesting in the latter stages – are a success or a failure.

Can Ireland build on that famous Autumn win over New Zealand? Or will Wales bounce back to claim a first title since 2013?

You can back England to defend their title at 5/6, while the optimistic punter can support Eddie Jones’ men securing a second successive Grand Slam at 11/5 – a feat which hasn’t been seen since 1992.

It’s 9/2 the Red Rose’s first defeat comes in their opener against France, although the odds suggest a first loss is more likely in either the trip to Wales at 9/5 or the final day clash with Ireland at 10/3.

With those two visits to Cardiff and Dublin looming, plenty will fancy England to win four of their five matches at 11/8.

Johnny May and Jonathan Joseph look set to battle for England’s top tryscorer at 11/4 and 9/2 respectively.

But it’s the Emerald Isle Jones and England will be most fearful of, and Ireland are 12/5 to claim a third Six Nations in four years.

With England still shaking off a number of injury concerns and Ireland buoyed by that famous win over the All Blacks, Joe Schmidt’s side mean business this spring.

But Irish hopes could be dashed this weekend – if Scotland decide to come good.

At 16/1, the Tartan Army are at their shortest pre-tournament odds in years, and many are tipping the Scots to be Dark Horses in the next month and a half.

Confidence is high in Vern Cotter’s squad after a series of impressive performances in the Autumn.

Skipper Greig Laidlaw is 9/2 to be the tournament’s top pointscorer, while it’s 3/1 that the Scots claim a trio of wins for the first time since 2006.

Meanwhile, Wales have seen their hopes boosted this week, after the news that a number of injury concerns will be fit for the opening clash with Italy.

However, the fixtures haven’t been kind to Warran Gatland’s charges, and our odds suggest the most likely outcome for the Dragons is two wins at 13/8.

We’ll be offering up a whole host of Six Nations specials in the run-up to the weekend’s opening games.

Stay tuned to news.ladbrokes and Ladbrokes.com to find out more.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.