Tip France - Scotland
France are in big trouble in the Six Nations after losing their first two games of their 2019 campaign. That wasn't in their minds when taking a 16-point lead over Wales in their first match. The Welsh side fought back to get the win and then France were soundly beaten 44-8 by England in their second outing. They are back at home this weekend and face a Scotland side with a win and a loss in their two games. France haven't lost at home to Scotland since 1999 but have lost two of their last three meetings, both losses being at Murrayfield.
Scotland are expecting a "huge reaction" from a "hurting" French side and that's more than likely. France dare not lose their first three games and possibly having to face Italy to see who wins the wooden spoon. Their hopes of a win this weekend have been bolstered by the poor away form of the Scottish side and their injury crisis. Fly-half Finn Russell has been ruled out of this game joining six other key players already on the injury list. Go for France to get back in winning ways.
Key points France - Scotland
France haven't lost at home to Scotland since 1999.
Scotland have a poor away record.
Scotland have a string of key players out injured.
Conclusion France - Scotland
France need to find the form that saw them take a 16-0 home lead over Wales in their first match of this Six Nations campaign. They have struggled since but back on home territory and against an injury-hit Scotland, they can get back in winning ways.
France Scotland Prediction published on February 20, 2019