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Six Nations 2017: What to expect
Ireland and England the favourites
With 13 victories in as many matches, the English shone last year, posing as the team to beat in Europe. Eventual winners in 2016, the squad led by Eddie Jones will still be favourites this season, as they continue to impress with their consistency. With a lot of talent from the likes of Owen Farrell and Anthony Watson, the English selection will be a difficult one to make, and could spell delight for those who have faith in them this year. odds of 17/20 To win outright.
After the English 15, Ireland are expected to be the main outsiders this year. Composed of players playing mainly for the province of Leinster, the Irish selection is one of the most favourable in world rugby, and seem capable of beating any opponent, especially if a lot is resting on the game. If their leader, Jonathan Sexton remains uninjured then there is no doubt of their overall victory, proposed at 5/2 a bet worthy of the risk.
What about France?
As they were knocked out of the competition before reaching the final, the form of France last year has confirmed the widening of the gap between the elite teams and France. Do not panic however, since this season appears to be a new era for the Blues. Defeated by the Australians (23-25) and New Zealand in November (19-24), Guy Novès' men wheathered the storm and seem to be breathing again. With many young, new talents, France will try to impress with great victories during the tournament, and who’s to say thay can’t challenge the two favourites. Their final victory is proposed at 14.
Six Nations Tournament: The best odds
Key statistics of the Six nations tournament
England won the tournament in 2016. Keeping it in 2017 will be complicated: The English have not done the double since 2000/2001! Of the last 17 editionsof the Six Nations, It is France as well as England who are leading with five titles each (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010 for the Blues), ahead of Wales with 4 (2005, 2008, 2012 and 2013), and Ireland with 3 (2009, 2014 and 2015).
But of all these teams, only eight of them can boast of having won the Grand Slam (5 victories in as many encounters). On the contrary, nine teams finished the competition with the Wooden Spoon, which "rewards" the team that lost all their matches. Italy took five, Scotland three and Wales one.
What you should know before betting on the Six Nations
In 2016, 693 points were scored in all matches, an average of 46.2 per game. This is the first time that this total has been as high over the last nine years, Between 35.6 and 39.8 average points on average.
When the competition is tight, the last day tends to be high scoring. In 2016, the average of 66.5 points per game was exceeded in the two matches which could change the layout of the final ranking. Towards the end of the competition, high scoring games tend to occur often as it often comes down to score difference.
General LayoutSince 2000 and the arrival of Italy in the competition, the six best teams in Europe, England, Scotland, France, Ireland, Wales and therefore Italy, meet every year to compete in this Tournament Of Six Nations
Each game gives the winner 2 points, one in the event of a draw and none after a defeat. Teams play five games, two home games and three away or vice versa, after which the winner is declared. The teams with more home games tend to benefit greatly than those who don’t. But the calendar is made so that the following year, these teams will play more away games and thus roles are reversed every second year. In the event of a tie at the end of the competition, points difference will decide the victor.