Tip Italy - Wales
Wales have won their last 12 internationals against Italy and will be confident of making it 13 this weekend. They got off to a good start in the Six Nations last weekend winning 24-19 in France. The win wasn't expected when they trailed the French 16-0 in the first half but two George North tries got them a famous victory, It's a very different Welsh side that willl take on the Italians this weekend with ten changes having been made. Jonathan Davies will be captaining the Welsh team for the first time.
Italy lost their opening game to Scotland 33-20 scoring three late tries. That made the scoreline not quite reflect the domination that the Scottish team enjoyed in the game. The Italians again look destined to win the wooden spoon this year but won't be a pushover for the Welsh, far from it. They do perform better on home territory but have still managed to concede 94 points in their last two home Six Nations games against Wales. Italy have lost their last 18 games in the Six Nations, many wonder why they are actually in it! Wales will win the game and the tip is to back them on a -18 handicap.
Key points Italy - Wales
Wales have won their last 12 internationals against Italy.
Wales have scored 94 points in their last two away games against Italy.
Italy have lost their last 18 games in the Six Nations conceding an average 42 points per game.
Conclusion Italy - Wales
Italy are on a dismal run in the Six Nations Championship and another defeat looks on the cards here. Wales made a great comeback to win in France last weekend and will find this a lot easier. They can be backed to win this game on a -18 handicap.
Italy Wales Prediction published on February 8, 2019