WALES v GEORGIA – Click here to bet
The first thing to note here is that this match is not taking place at the Millennium Stadium under a roof, but in Llanelli where the weather is often poor.
Wales will be looking to improve on a poor showing last week against Ireland and prior to that they were beaten by Scotland at home.
Georgia have been campaigning to be part of the Six Nations, but they were well beaten by England last week losing by 40 points and failing to trouble the scorers. They were also well beaten by Scotland in a warm-up match
Handicap: Wales (-27.5) at 9/10, Georgia (+27.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Georgia (+27.5) at 9/10
I would imagine that Georgia could be targeting this game and with Wales likely to ring the changes Georgia can keep them honest and keep the winning margin respectable.
ENGLAND v IRELAND – Click here to bet
England v Ireland meet at Twickenham on Saturday and both teams opened their campaigns with victories.
England were far too strong for Georgia winning 40-0 which is very much where the handicap for the match had been set. England went into that game as Six Nations Champions having hammered Italy by 29 points in Rome.
Ireland were too strong for Wales last week winning 32-9 in Dublin, comfortably beating the 10 point handicap. Prior to that they were beaten in the last round of Six Nations action by 8 points in Paris.
England have won 6 and lost 1 of their last 7 home matches against Ireland and in February this year they ran out convincing 24-12 winners when the sides met at Twickenham.
Handicap: England (-11.5) at 9/10, Ireland (+11.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Handicap, England (-11.5) at 9/10
Despite Ireland winning well against Wales I wasn’t impressed with them last week and I think that England can win this game quite comfortably.