Ireland vs Scotland 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Ireland vs Scotland 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
October 6, 2023 at 2:38 PM
  • Ireland have won their first three matches in the 2023 Rugby World Cup
  • Scotland destroyed Romania in their last World Cup match by a score of 84-0
  • Ireland are favourites to record the win over Scotland this coming Saturday

Ireland will look to continue their winning ways as they prepare for their final pool match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

They will square off against Scotland this coming Saturday in a blockbuster clash at Stade de France.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this all-important Pool B showdown.

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Dan Scheehan celebrates during Ireland's win over South Africa at the 2023 Rugby World Cup;Scotland's Chris Harris in action against Romania. Images: Christian Liewig/ Julian Finney.
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Ireland vs. Scotland Betting Preview

Where: Stade de France

When: Saturday, October 7 - 9:00 pm local time

Odds: Ireland (-11.5) vs. Scotland (+11.5) - view all lines

Betting on Ireland (-11.5)

Ireland will head to their clash against Scotland boasting a rich vein of form. They have won each of their last 16 Test matches, a new national record.

The Shamrocks, who won the Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year, extended their unbeaten run with victories over Romania (82-8), Tonga (59-16), and South Africa (13-8).

Ireland reminded everybody why they are the No. 1 rugby team in the world, handing the Springboks their first World Cup loss since 2019.

Mack Hansen's try proved to be the difference in the top-of-the-table clash, the first the Boks had conceded at the World Cup since their win over Wales in the 2019 semis.

The Irish need to avoid defeat against Scotland to guarantee qualification as Pool B winners, per Rugby Pass.

There is a slim chance Ireland get knocked out of the tournament on Saturday. Scotland and South Africa will advance to the quarters if the Shamrocks lose on Saturday and are denied a bonus point in defeat.

Betting on Scotland (+11.5)

It's now or never for Scotland, who need to win against Ireland in their final pool match to give themselves a shot of advancing to the quarter-finals.

The Scots need to dominate on both ends as they also have to prevent Ireland from getting a bonus point in the loss for them to reach the last eight.

Scotland kept their World Cup dreams alive with an 84-0 thumping of Romania in their last match.

Darcy Graham starred for the Dark Blues, scoring four tries against Romania, three of which came in the first half.

Scotland racked up 12 tries in the win as they ended five points shy of their biggest-ever World Cup victory, per the BBC.

Scotland and Ireland have played each other at rugby union 140 times, with the former winning 66 of those matches.

Writer's Prediction

Ireland (-11.5) win and cover the spread against Scotland (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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