Rugby Union fans at the ready, Europe’s premier international competition starts this Saturday with three huge clashes taking place and with this juicy 17/1 treble, you can be right in the middle of the action!
Saturday sees the ever-improving Scotland host Ireland in the first game of this year’s instalment before 2016 Grand Slam winners England face France at Twickenham.
Italy lost all five clashes last time out and will want to get off to a positive start when they host 2013 champions Wales on Sunday.
All of the Six Nations fixtures feature in our exclusive Double Delight market, so we’ll be offering tips on who to back to cross the line first as well!
Let’s take a look at the three big games and put together a winning treble, shall we?
Leg 1 – Scotland to beat Ireland @ 2/1
We’ve made the mistake of getting carried away with Scotland before, only for the boys north of the border to disappoint when it matters most.
Ireland are a strong side, and their pack does have the potential to smother Vern Cotter’s men, who have certainly tried to be a little more adventurous in their autumn tests.
But this Scotland outfit have recorded impressive victories over Argentina and Georgia (comprehensively) toward the back end of last year and were hugely unlucky in their 22-23 defeat to Australia.
Ireland remain a strong side but will not relish a trip to Murrayfield and the 2/1 about a home win represents truly tremendous value.
DD Tip: Tommy Seymour (Scotland) @ 9/1 – Fresh off the back of signing a new contract with Glasgow Warriors, the 28-year-old winger will head into this tournament full of confidence. His four tries from four outings in the 2015 World Cup proves that he has the required big game pedigree to flourish at this level.
4/5 tournament favourites England begin their campaign with the visit of France to Twickenham in a matchup that has produced some classics over the years.
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your viewpoint, France are not the side of old with outright odds of 12/1 reflecting their demise.
Last year’s game was played in Paris and a below-par England ground out a 31-21 victory on their run to the Grand Slam. Home advantage can make all the difference, as was shown in the thrilling 55-35 Twickenham victory two years ago.
Eddie Jones’ men are on a superb run of form and will have too much for the blues. Expect them to register a comfortable win with the EVS on a win of 14 points or more looking a safe bet.
DD Tip: Elliot Daly (England) @ 7/1 – The versatile Wasps man has pace to burn and has been named in the starting line-up ahead of the in-form Jack Nowell. Daly will be presented with a few opportunities to bag himself a try and 7/1 on him doing so first is too good to ignore.
Once the whipping boys of this tournament, Italy now have genuine ambitions to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with among their European rivals.
Under Irish coach Conor O’Shea, they’ve turned a few heads in the past six months. Their sublime 20-18 victory over South Africa was their first ever victory over one of the ‘big three’ southern hemisphere nations and they clearly mean business!
This one will be tight, and the 9/2 on Italy managing a historic win is certainly tempting. Wales, however, remain one of the dominant Six Nations forces and will know that a defeat in Rome will all but end their championship hopes.
Play it safe and back Italy with a seven point cushion at a generous 2/1.
DD Tip: George North (Wales) @ 6/1 – Expect a cagey affair here with not many points deciding it either way. A moment of real quality may be needed to separate the two early on and North certainly has that in abundance. 6/1 on him touching down first is not to be sniffed at.