What Are Ireland’s Odds To Win The Six Nations In 2023? Fixtures & Form
If you were wondering what are Ireland’s odds to win the 2023 Six Nations and their fixtures and form then this is just the post for you!
Ireland’s Odds To Win The Six Nations In 2023
Ireland’s odds to win the 2023 Six Nations are 5/4 which makes them the favourites to win this year’s competition.
So why are Ireland favourites to win this year’s Six Nations? Well there are a couple key factors that make Ireland stand out above the other nations ahead of this year’s tournament.
Ireland are the number one ranked side in the world according to the latest rugby world rankings. They were also very impressive in the Autumn Internationals back in November when they beat both South Africa (the 4th ranked side in the world) and Australia (the 6th ranked nation in the world).
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Betting Odds For The Other Six Nations Teams
The second favourites to win this year’s Six Nations are France at odds of 6/4. These odds suggest that our oddsmakers rate France just behind Ireland in terms of team quality.
Next in the betting for the 2023 Six Nations is England at odds of 9/2. These odds are a pretty big drop from France and Ireland which means that punters who back England could be rewarded handsomely if they are to capture this year’s title.
The side rated as fourth most likely to win this year’s Six Nations according to the betting market is Wales at massive odds of 16/1 to win this year’s tournament. Welsh rugby is in a down period right now and the big odds are indicative of just that.
Scotland have been installed at odds of 20/1 to win their first ever Six Nations championship. The Scots do however have titles from the Five Nations era of this tournament.
Italy are 1000/1 to win the Six Nations in 2023. Long odds for a very unlikely winner.
Ireland’s Recent Performances In The Six Nations
In the 2022 Six Nations, Ireland finished in 2nd place with 4 wins and 1 loss.
In the 2021 Six Nations, Ireland finished in 3rd place with 3 wins and 2 losses.
In the 2020 Six Nations, Ireland finished in 3rd place with 3 wins and 2 losses.
In the 2019 Six Nations, Ireland finished in 3rd place with 3 wins and 2 losses.
In the 2018 Six Nations, Ireland won the tournament and Grand Slam with five wins and no losses.
Ireland’s Six Nations Fixtures 2023
|1||Wales v Ireland||February 4th, 2.15pm||Principality Stadium, Cardiff|
|2||Ireland v France||February 11th, 2.15pm||Aviva Stadium, Dublin|
|3||Italy v France||Feb 25th, 2.15pm||Stadio Olimpico, Rome|
|4||Scotland v Ireland||March 12th, 3.00pm||Murrayfield, Edinburgh|
|5||Ireland v England||March 18th, 5.00pm||Aviva Stadium, Dublin|
Ireland’s Current Form
Ireland’s Last 5 International Test Results
Ireland 13-10 Australia | Nov 19th, 2022
Ireland 35-17 Fiji | Nov 12th, 2022
Ireland 19-16 South Africa | Nov 5th, 2022
New Zealand 22-32 Ireland | Jul 16th, 2022
New Zealand 12-23 Ireland | Jul 9th, 2022
Ireland have been on an incredible run of form with five wins from their last five matches. The two wins against New Zealand last summer secured a famous series victory for the Irish rugby team in New Zealand.
Ireland followed this with wins against South Africa, Fiji and Australia at home in the Autumn Internationals to cement themselves as the top ranked nation in world rugby.
Key Ireland Players to Watch In The Six Nations
Josh van der Flier
The 2022 World Rugby Player of the Year is an absolute class act who will be crucial to Ireland’s success in this upcoming Six Nations. The Leinster man plays flanker for Ireland but he is a versatile player who can be moved to other spots among the forwards if needed.
Van der Flier is not only a great ball carrier but he does a lot of the off the ball unseen work which makes him so valuable to this Irish team.
Sexton was also in the running for the 2022 World Rugby Player of the Year, an award he won back in 2018. For the past decade the Leinster fly-half has been the talisman who pulls the strings on the pitch for his country.
Sexton is an all-round 10 and it is difficult to find weaknesses in his game. If Sexton plays well then Ireland are almost an impossible team to beat.
Tadhg Furlong is an absolute mountain of a man. The Wexford man is widely considered the best tighthead prop in the world.
Furlong does everything that a tighthead prop is traditionally asked to do brilliantly while he also has the footwork of a back with the ball in his hands.
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