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Six Nations Betting - All You Need To Know
So you´re interested in Six Nations rugby betting? Well you´ve come tothe right place. Let Yesbets guide you through all you need to know about betting on this wonderful European rugby union competion. We´ve got a host of information to help you place the best 6 nations bets and hopefully come out a successful winner. Read on to find out more about the 6 nations and grab some juicy priced winners.
What Is The 6 Nations?
The Six Nations are made up on six countries that compete for the title every year. The six are made up of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy. Historically, the mini league started in 1883 with just the UK and Irish country’s taking part. It didn’t become six teams until the year 2000 when France and Italy joined up to make the overall six.
In terms of historical wins, Wales are the current holders and overall leaders of Six Nations victories with 39 titles. Along with the actual group of six, many different trophies are played for during the tournament such as:
- The Calcutta Cup – England vs Scotland
- Millennium Trophy – England vs Ireland
- Centenary Quaich – Ireland vs Scotland
- Giuseppe Garibaldi Cup – France vs Italy
- Auld Alliance Trophy – France vs Scotland
- Doddie Weir Cup – Wales vs Scotland
These have increased throughout the years and mean a lot to the different countries which compete in the Six Nations. There are also other trophies which can be competed for and hold a huge significance on a country bragging rights. These are known as:
- The Championship Trophy – Presented to the outright winner of the Six Nations.
- Grand Slam – No physical trophy in existence but this signifies that all five opponents have been defeated.
- Triple Crown – only to be won by the four home nations where one team defeats the other three across one tournament.
2020 What’s happened so far?
This year, England are currently leading the pack with 13 points and would need one more victory to win the Six Nations over Italy. France are currently lying second and will face a tough Irish side in October, if there’s any slip up from England, the French could bring home the Championship Trophy.
Rugby Union provides a scintillating watch to all and takes great pride in being apart of some people’s lives, especially when the six nations comes around. The tournament and bragging rights begin from the first whistle when the national anthems are finished. This can become deafening if watching in person, which makes betting on the 6 nations one of the best pasttimes there is!
How can I bet on the Six Nations?
With the Championship due to get underway very shortly, most bookmakers will start to market their offers with already some beginning outright markets. Matches can also be bet on now, but as we approach the first whistle, what else can we bet on?
Similarly to most team sports, you always have the option with outright winners of a particular matchup as well as first goalscorer. This will be known as ‘First Tryscorer’ with even better odds as if there was in football as 15 players take to the field. With their being 15 players on the pitch, the odds are set to be a lot higher when comparing elsewhere as rugby is so unpredictable to choose a scorer.
You can also punt on winning margin, which is also a very popular way to bet on rugby union. If you believe that one team is heavily favoured over another, the winning margin offers an option for your chosen team to win but via a certain amount of points.
Six Nations accumulators may also look to be very popular (look out for Acca insurance), especially when you can cross-product your bets with certain bookmakers and bet on the rugby world cup, the Aviva Premiership as well as the Six Nations. This will also count for football as when the season gets underway, add in the likes of Six Nations teams to give your acca a little boost.
Companies such as Bet365, 888Sport and Betfred also offer an extensive market on the Six Nations with Betfred more than likely to open up their Double Delight offer once again for the competition which we saw earlier on in the year.
If you’re lucky enough to spot a ‘No Deposit’ bonus when signing up for a bookmakers, be sure to get involved as these aren’t seen that often! These deposits look to be one of the most profitable ways when using a bookmaker welcome offer and will look to be appearing closer to the time.
Six Nations Betting Tips
If we were to look at the rest of the Six Nations as a whole, the current favourites England are looking to be around clear favourites where they take on Italy who are yet to win a game. Most teams are favourable vs the Italians who seem to struggle on the big stage.
A punt on France however could see some value with them lurking in a close second place. A slip up from England could see them move into the top spot and see themselves on the podium for the Championship.
Keeping an eye on the key games will be huge when the players return to the field with the likes of our home nations all playing key parts in who will finish where when the Nations is concluded. An accumulator on the day of winning margin’s would be a good punt in our opinion to boost up the odds and potentially see a solid return with rugby union returning.