Tip Italy - Ireland
Italy are again bottom of the Six Nations Championship after defeats by Scotland and Wales. That makes it 19 Six Nations defeats in a row and against sides that regularly make wholesale changes from their strongest team. They have lost nine of their last ten games against Ireland including the last seven. The last four against the Irish have produced a -180 points difference.
Ireland have Tadhig Beirne fit for this game after missing the first two matches. Chris Farrell is also available for this match. Ireland began their campaign with a home defeat by England. They got back in winning ways with victory away to Scotland and will be confident of getting another win here and improve their current fourth position in the table. Go for Ireland to win with a -28 point handicap.
Key points Italy - Ireland
Ireland have won nine out of the last 10 games against Italy.
The last four Ireland wins over Italy have been by an aggregate score of 231-51.
Italy have lost their last 19 games in the Six Nations.
Conclusion Italy - Ireland
Ireland will have far too much for Italy regardless of the strength of their line-up. Italy have lost both of their games so far while Ireland recovered from their home loss to England to win away in Scotland. Go for Ireland to win this on a -28 handicap.
Italy Ireland Prediction published on February 20, 2019