Ireland v Scotland Odds – 2023 Rugby World Cup
In this post, we have Ireland v Scotland odds for you as the two nations fight it out for a place in the Rugby World Cup Quarter-Finals.
Ireland v Scotland Odds
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Ireland are the strong favourites at 1/6 in the betting to win this final round Pool B game and advance to the Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final.
Scotland are 4/1 underdogs who will need a big performance to upset Ireland having not beaten them since the 2017 Six Nations. On that occasion the Scots won 27-22 in Murrayfield.
From the 140 encounters between these two countries, only five draws have ever taken place, if you fancy that to happen on Saturday you can back it at a giant 40/1.
Ireland: -14 @ 10/11
Scotland: +14 @ 10/11
Handicap Draw: -14 @ 18/1
In the handicap betting the oddsmakers have installed Ireland as -14-point favourites. That means Ireland will have to win by 15 points or more to deliver for handicap backers.
If you fancy Ireland to win by exactly 14 points you can get odds of 18/1 on the handicap draw.
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14 Points Ahead Market
Ireland – 1/7
Scotland – 7/2
Draw – 40/1
If your team goes 14 points ahead, we will settle your bet as a winner immediately. The beauty of the 14 points ahead offer is that once the team you back goes 14 points ahead in the match you don’t have to worry about your team surrendering the lead.
For example if Ireland take a 14+ point lead in the early stages of the game against Scotland and you bet on the 14 Points Ahead market your bet will be paid out as a winner immediately regardless of if they go on to win or lose the game.
Ireland v Scotland Form
Ireland’s Pool B Path 2023
Ireland 82-8 Romania | Round 1
Ireland 59-16 Tonga| Round 2
South Africa 8-13 Ireland | Round 3
Scotland’s Pool B Path 2023
South Africa 18-3 | Round 1
Scotland 45-17 Tonga | Round 2
Scotland vs Romania TBC | Round 3
Ireland v Scotland Rugby History
Ireland and Scotland have faced off against one another 140 times. Ireland has won the most matches with 69, Scotland have 66 victories and five matches have been drawn.
Ireland has had the better of things in recent years winning the last eight matches in a row. Another Irish win this Saturday would equal the Irish record for most consecutive wins in this fixture which was nine (Feb 1939–26 Feb 1955).
Scotland has the most consecutive wins in this fixture with with 11 (18 Feb 1882–18 Feb 1893).
Ireland v Scotland Head-To-Head Results
As mentioned earlier, the Irish have had the better of this fixture in recent years. Ireland have won all five of the last five meetings between these teams.
2023: Six Nations– Scotland 7-22 Ireland
2022: Six Nations – Ireland 26-5 Ireland
2021: Six Nations– Scotland 24-27 Ireland
2020: Autumn Nations Cup – Ireland 31-16 Scotland
2020: Six Nations – Ireland 19-12 Scotland
Ireland vs Scotland – 2023 Odds Trends
Ireland entered this Rugby World Cup as the World Number 1 ranked side and the 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam Champions. Given those credentials, it’s no surprise they came into the tournament as third favourites at 7/2. Only behind New Zealand at 3/1 and France at 11/4
However, resulting from their 100% record in the tournament so far, including a victory over South Africa, they’re now 11/4 favourites to win their first-ever Rugby World Cup.
An upcoming Scottish side entered the tournament priced at 33/1 to win the 2023 Rugby World Cup. But having been placed in a pool with Ireland and South Africa they were priced at 5/2 to get out of the Pool.
Following Scotland’s defeat to South Africa their pool stage escape looks unlikely and they’ve drifted to 100/1 in the betting. However, with two victories in their remaining two games against Romania and Ireland, they’ll be in a Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final.
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