Tip France - Scotland
An important match for France after they lost their opening Six Nations tie at Twickenham. A second loss in a row would leave them battling to improve on their fifth place finish in 2016. They did well against England and that must give them some confidence. Scotland surprisingly beat Ireland last weekend withstanding a second half comeback from their opponents. On home territory, France will certainly prove difficult to beat and Scotland haven't won away against the French since 1999. The pressure will be on the French side particularly with an away game against Ireland after this game. A close battle looks likely and France can squeeze out a narrow win against the Scots.
Key points France - Scotland
France have won 10 of their last 11 games against Scotland.
Scotland haven't beaten France in Paris since 1999.
France put up a good show away at Twickenham and will be difficult to beat at home if repeating that form.
Conclusion France - Scotland
France definitely won't want to start their campaign with two straight defeats. They only lost narrowly to England last week and can use home advantage to get a narrow win over Scotland.
France Scotland Prediction published on February 10, 2017