Six Nations Tips: Can Wales secure the Grand Slam?

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It’s the final weekend of this year’s Six Nation Championships, and three teams are still in the hunt to take home the trophy.

Wales will be looking to secure a Grand Slam in their clash with Ireland, with England looking to beat Scotland and win the Calcutta Cup.

Wales, England and Ireland can still get their hands on the trophy, so we’re giving you all the info you need before the final round of fixtures…

Wales v Ireland

Warren Gatland’s side will be looking to secure their first Grand Slam since 2012 with a win over Ireland at the Principality Stadium. They’re 8/11 to do so.

Ireland won the Grand Slam last year, and beat the Welsh 37-27 on home soil in the process. They last won on Welsh turf in 2015 in a convincing 21-35 victory.

Wales come into the tie as 4/5 favourites, but the Emerald Isle are still in with a chance of winning the tournament themselves, so they’ll fancy their chances as 6/5 outsiders.

The pair played out a 16-16 draw in the 2016 edition of the Championship. Another draw between the two is 20/1.

With everything still to play for, it’s destined to be a game of fine margins. If you think the Welsh can nudge themselves over the line for the Grand Slam, they’re 7/2 to win by 1 to 5 points.

Reckon the Irish can stop them and steal the win? A win by 1 to 5 points for them is also 7/2.

England v Scotland

England’s chances of winning the tournament are no longer in their own hands since their defeat to Wales. It’s the last game of this year’s Six Nations, and if Ireland beat Wales, a win could see England take the crown which is priced at 5/4.

Eddie Jones’ team come into this as heavy favourites at 1/16, especially with the Scots under-performing in this year’s tournament. They’ll be looking to avenge their 25-13 Calcutta Cup defeat in last year’s competition.

As underwhelming as Scotland have been, they could look to use this match as a platform to elevate their development as a team. They were thrashed 61-21 by England in their last game at Twickenham in 2017, and they’re 15/2 underdogs to win here.

Backing England to run riot and repeat the 40-point thrashing from two years ago? An England win with a margin of 31 to 40 points is 4/1.

Italy v France

Italy will want to avoid finishing a fourth successive Six Nations tournament with five defeats. They’re already guaranteed a 13th Wooden Spoon in 19 years of competing, and they’re 11/4 underdogs to beat the French here.

The French have won the last five meetings in the tournament between the pair, including an 18-40 win last time they played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Although they’ve had a poor tournament themselves, they’re expected to pick up a second win as 2/7 red hot favourites.

France have won the last two meetings with Italy by at least a 15 point margin. They’re 5/1 to win by 11 to 15 points.

Italy limped past France at the Stadio Olimpico in 2013 in a 23-18 win. Fancy them to win by a handful again? They’re 15/2 to win by 1 to 5 points.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate of UEL where he worked as a Business Editor for the university news website. He is a Chelsea fan, but closely follows American sports, being an avid fan of the New York based Knicks (NBA) and Giants (NFL).