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Scotland, who won their opening Six Nations matches, will face France on Sunday in a crucial test of their title credentials.
The Scots are second in the table, level on points with leaders Ireland, and a victory in France would keep their hopes of a first Six Nations title alive.
Meanwhile, Ireland will play against Italy in the opening match of the weekend. The Azzurri have lost both of their games and sit fifth in the table, despite some promising performance.
England meets Wales in Cardiff in this timeless classic. The match was threatened with cancellation due to a strike by the Welsh players.
What Italy v Ireland
Where Stadio Olimpico, Rome
When 14:15, Saturday 25th February
How to watch ITV
Odds Italy 14/1, Tie 50/1, Ireland 1/50
Ireland is looking strong and full of confidence after reaffirming their position as the top-ranked rugby team in the world. They have won their previous matches against Wales and France, scoring a total of 66 points and conceding only 29. These stats make their attack and defense the best in the tournament.
Ireland is facing Italy, which they have beaten in their last 12 consecutive matches. However, they lost unexpectedly to Italy in 2013, so Andy Farrell will be wary of his team not losing their focus. The game is taking place in Rome and is expected to be difficult.
Last year’s clash between Ireland and Italy saw Ireland cruise to a 57-6 victory after Italy was reduced to 13 men inside the opening quarter in Dublin. This year, odds are 8/13 for a yellow card in the game and 7/2 for a red card.
What Wales v England
Where Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
When 16:45, Saturday 25th February
How to watch BBC
Odds Wales 21/10, Tie 22/1, England 10/23
The current Welsh rugby team, led by Warren Gatland, has been struggling with poor performances in recent matches.
They suffered a 34-10 loss to Ireland, followed by a 35-7 defeat against Scotland, leaving them at the bottom of the table with no points.
Off-field issues leading up to their recent game threatened to postpone the match and added to their woes.
Even Gatland himself has expressed regret about not knowing the problems with Welsh rugby before returning to the job.
In their upcoming match against England, Wales is expected to continue their poor form, and England is favoured to win with a -8 handicap.
Although England won against Italy in their last match, they are still adapting to the methods of their new head coach, Borthwick.
What France v Scotland
Where Stade de France, Saint-Denis
When 15:00, Sunday 26th February
How to watch ITV
Odds France 2/7, Tie 25/1, Scotland 3/1
Scotland, on the other hand, is experiencing a boost in confidence after winning their last two matches against England and Wales.
They are set to face France at the Stade de France and are favored to win. The match is expected to be high-scoring, with both sides enjoy an attractive attacking style.
Antoine Dupont, Gael Fickou, and Romain Ntamack lead France’s impressive roster, while Scotland’s attacking weapons include Finn Russell, Stuart Hogg, and Duhan van der Merwe.
Although France has the advantage of playing at home, Scotland is expected to put up a good fight and potentially win for the second time in a row at the Stade de France.