Scotland vs Ireland Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - Six Nations (2023)

TournamentSix Nations 2023
TimetableSunday 12th March 2023 at 15.00 GMT
PredictionIreland to Win!
OddsIreland to Win @ 1.32
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Match prediction 12 of 15 of our 2023 Six Nations betting series.

Prediction accuracy so far: ✔️ 88.89%.


We are rushing into week four of the 2023 Six Nations championship, with Murrayfield treating us to this year's test for the Centenary Quaich on the 12th of March. Kick-off will be at 3 p.m. GMT.

I am expecting quite the brawl for this one. In their history of 139 matches, Scotland have claimed 66 wins; Ireland, 68 wins, and there have been five tied matches. You also have to consider that Scotland and Ireland are respectively this year's number-two and number-one teams in the tournament thus far. With the bonus of the Gaelic trophy all to play for, both sides will be giving it all they have to scratch another victory onto their scorecard. In previous weeks, I have chosen Ireland to win 100% of games, and they haven’t let me down, but anything could happen in the penultimate round of the Six Nations 2023.

The referee on the day will be Englishman Luke Pearce. To date, he has been an official for the Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup, European Challenge Cup, European Rugby (Heineken) Champions Cup, and several international tests.

True to form, this wouldn't be a true rugby prediction without a look at odds from the best rugby betting sites. I have included a few options for where punters in Ireland can bet on rugby below.

💯 Scotland vs Ireland Betting Odds Six Nations


These are the best Scotland v Ireland odds available from thebest betting sites in Ireland and I have complied them in the tables below.

🥇 Scotland vs Ireland Odds: Match Winner

The bookies seem to be convinced that this Scotland vs Ireland test is only going to go one way. Will this be true on the day?


➕ Scotland vs Ireland Handicap Odds

Given how short the odds listed above are, bookmakers in Ireland seem to think this may be a closer game than some fans may expect. Have a look at our handicap odds comparison below.

Scotland (+3.5)
Scotland (+5.5)
Scotland (+6.5)
Scotland (+7.5)
Scotland (+9.5)
Scotland (+11.5)
Ireland (-11.5)
Ireland (-9.5)
Ireland (-7.5)
Ireland (-6.5)
Ireland (-5.5)
Ireland (-3.5)

🏆 Six Nations 2023 Standings at Round Four

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesPoints DifferenceBonus PointsTotal Points

Scotland are in 2nd and Ireland are in 1st in the Six Nations. Based on the current standings, Ireland should win this Scotland vs Ireland test.

🌏 Current Rugby World Rankings

Here are the current world rankings prior to the test.

30New Zealand88.98
40South Africa88.97

Scotland are in 5th and Ireland are in 1st in the world. Based on the current world rankings, Ireland should win this Scotland vs Ireland test.

🦄 Scotland Overview

✔️ Scotland Form

⏪ Scotland Six Nations 2022 Form

Scotland did not have the best time last year, only managing to win two matches whilst losing three, and failing to finish in the top half of the standings. Based on last year's performances, it is hard to see Scotland putting up much of good fight in this year's test.

▶️ Scotland Six Nations 2023 Form

In week one against England, the travelling Scots were able to put the auld enemy to the sword, leaving the home side stunned at the 23-29 scoreboard at Twickenham. It was an excellent win and a lesson that the Men in White and Red will no time soon forget. The second week saw Scotland take on Wales. Welsh rugby fans were expecting the match to be a close encounter, but points-scoring seemed to be an alien concept as they succumbed to a hiding of 35-7. With two wins in the bag, confidence was running high, but the Scots tumbled back down to Earth against France, taking a 32-21 beating and having to accept their first loss of the tournament.

This has been a good Six Nations for Scotland, but are they able to make a good game out of their match against the Men in Green? Two strong victories say yes, but a defeat to France suggests that they are only human. We'll have to dig deeper into Ireland's recent form to see if they will grab the big W.

❗ Updates about Scotland Rugby

☘️ Ireland Overview

✔️ Ireland Recent Form

⏪ Ireland Six Nations 2022 Form

The Irish won four matches and lost one, finishing in second place to France by four points. Ireland's form last year was impressive and suggested that they would produce more fantastic results this year. Has that been true? Let's take a look.

▶️ Ireland Six Nations 2023 Form

Week one saw Ireland crush Wales, 34-10 - a humiliating affair for the Men in Red compared to the converted-try difference I expected. In round two against France, Ireland followed up on their strong start, beating the French 32-19. Finally, the Irish were able to demolish Italy in week three to the tune of 34-20, even in spite of eight of their best players being off the pitch.

The results speak for themselves, but I still feel this is going to be a close match. Ireland's form suggest that they have the upper hand, going into this one, but how will they fare without the home advantage? Let me give my final thoughts below.

❗ Updates about Ireland Rugby

🕵️ Six Nations Scotland vs Ireland Prediction (2023)

This is going to be one hell of a clash on Sunday, and both teams are going to need to field their best players if they have any hope of keeping things a close game. Ireland are on track for the Grand Slam, whilst Scotland have the chance of claiming the Triple Crown. Ireland are going to play this game tight, utilising their power in the set piece and through the rucks. Scotland will want to play free flowing rugby that lets loose the flamboyant Finn Russell. The two different styles of play will encourage a titanic struggle and a great physical contest. Potential yellow and red cards are going to be a main contributor to who is the eventual winner: the team that can compose themselves, stick to their game plan, and keep players on the pitch will win.

Forced to pick a Scotland vs Ireland winner, my thought is that Ireland will grab the W by 10 points. The home side will battle it out the whole 80 minutes, but it will be a party for the Men in Green, come the final whistle.

Scotland vs Ireland prediction: Ireland to win.

💶 Scotland vs Ireland Betting Tips

Given how much of a scrap I think this match will end up, I think Scottish rugby fans will feel cheated to see the bookies offering Scotland vs Ireland rugby betting odds of Ireland to beat Scotland at 1.32. Personally, I don't think is a market I would consider. For me, I like the look of the handicap odds, so my Scotland vs Ireland betting tip would be Ireland to beat Scotland (-9.5 points) at 2.13. Please remember, however, that this introduces extra risk, and if Ireland do the business by only three penalties' worth or less, you will lose your stake. If you are going to have a flutter, therefore, be sensible about what you are willing to spend.

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📺 2022 Test Match Highlights: Ireland vs Scotland

Watch the highlights from last year's Ireland vs Scotland test below:

⚡ Six Nations Scotland vs Ireland Prediction Summary

1️⃣ When is the Scotland vs Ireland kick-off?

Kick-off for Scotland vs Ireland will be 3.00 p.m. GMT on Sunday 12th March 2023.

2️⃣ Where will Scotland vs Ireland be played?

Scotland will play at home at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

3️⃣ Where can I stream Scotland vs Ireland?

Television rights in Ireland for the Six Nations 2023 are split between RTÉ and Virgin Media.

4️⃣ Who is my Scotland vs Ireland winner?

I think that Ireland will win this Six Nations test.

5️⃣ What are some Scotland vs Ireland betting tips?

Based on my own analysis, I would offer the following betting tips for Scotland vs Ireland:

  1. Match winner: Ireland to win at 1.32.
  2. Handicap bet: Ireland to win (-9.5 points) at 2.13.

6️⃣ Are there any Scotland vs Ireland free bets?

See our Scotland vs Ireland free bets section for more details on rugby promotions.

7️⃣ Did Scotland win their last 2023 Six Nations match?

No, Scotland lost against France, 32-21.

8️⃣ Did Ireland win their last 2023 Six Nations match?

Yes, Ireland won against Italy, 34-20.

9️⃣ Will Scotland or Ireland win the Six Nations 2023?

Both teams conceivably could claim the Six Nations crown, but out of the two, I am sticking to my Six Nations outright prediction and going with Ireland to win the competition.

Ireland to Win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster


This Scotland vs Ireland prediction was written by Steven Brown.

Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. His insight with his predictions comes from his rugby coaching qualifications, successes coaching youth and men's teams in both hemispheres, and from analytical research into world rugby.