Tip Scotland - Italy
The RBS 6 Nations will come to a close this weekend with one of the matches lined up being a faceoff between bottom side Italy and Scotland. Italy who will be seeking their first win of the championship, will play away to Scotland at Murrayfield in the Saturday 18th March game and while the Italian seek to finish on a high, the Scots will be hoping to give coach Vern Cotter a befitting send off. Scotland head to the clash straight from a 61 – 21 beating by England at Twickenham. They have two wins and as many losses in their opening four matches but have won all two at home, which will give them the perfect impetus. Fraser Brown’s clearance after being sin binned in the loss to England will also come as a boost for the Scots. Italy have made four changes to the team beaten by France in their last outing and having won just three of the last 12 meetings with Scotland, they will want to give their all in this last push.
Key points Scotland - Italy
Italy are winless in the championship so far.
Scotland have managed two home wins so far.
Scotland have won each of the last three meetings against Italy.
Conclusion Scotland - Italy
Scotland have shown good strength at home and with their coach set to leave after this match, the hosts will want to give their man a great send off with a win and what a way to end it, with a clash against the weakest side in the competition. There is no doubt Scotland will win this.
Scotland Italy Prediction published on March 15, 2017