Ireland v Scotland Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - RWC '23

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TournamentRugby World Cup 2023
Timetable8.00 PM - 07 Oct 23
PredictionIreland to win!
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Match prediction 37 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

Steven's prediction accuracy 2023: ✔️ 84.84%.

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Our last match on Saturday, the 7th of October will be Ireland v Scotland. This will be one of the biggest games of the pool stage, and fans all over the world will be tuning in to see if Ireland will be able to retake the top spot in the Pool B table. The action will kick off at 8 p.m. at the Stade de France.

Nic Berry will be taking charge of the refereeing duties for this one, with Wayne Barnes and Jordan Way keeping watch of the touchlines. Our TMO for the day will be Brett Cronan.

We have seen a lot of Ireland v Scotland history of the years - 140 matches to be exact. All in all, it has been a close rivalry, with the Irish claiming 69 wins to Scotland's 66. Five matches have also been drawn. In more recent times, however, Ireland have won 12 out of their last 13 meetings with the Scots. As both teams can still qualify for the knock-out stages, it will come down to either team's greater want and need to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. Who will have the heart to take their next step on the journey and who will crash out of the Rugby World Cup 2023? Let's find out with my Ireland v Scotland prediction.

💯 Ireland v Scotland Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

Want to see what top rugby bookmakers are offering in terms of Ireland v Scotland odds? You are in the right place.

🥇 Ireland v Scotland Match Winner Odds

It's nice again to see odds for two tier-one teams rather than 1.001 for Team A to smash Team B. See what match winner odds are available for Ireland v Scotland in the section below.


➕ Ireland v Scotland Handicap 3-Way Odds

Prefer handicap betting? My top bookmakers have you covered. See what handicap odds are available below.


🏮 Ireland v Scotland Asian Handicap Odds

One handicap margin not enough for you? Fancy more of a choice? Let's see if the Asian handicap odds have more of for what you are looking.


Odds are accurate as of time of writing. Odds are subject to change. Please visit each bookmaker's respective website for the latest offers.

🔍 Ireland v Scotland Winner Prediction

Pool B is very exciting and will go down to the wire, with three teams, Ireland, Scotland, and South Africa all in contention to qualify for the knock-out stages, based on this game. One bonus point is all Ireland need to secure a spot at the top of pool B, but a win for Scotland without that precious point for the Irish would see the Men in Green go barrelling out of the competition altogether. The pressure is on for both teams!

The world rankings have Ireland in first and Scotland in fifth, but a 15-point difference in their last head-to-head shows that there is not the gap in quality that some may think.

There is also not too much of a divide between their RWC campaigns: Ireland have won three from three, whilst Scotland have managed what I call a Meat Loaf result - 'Because two out of three ain't bad'. Ireland were able to sweep aside Romania in round one, 82-8 and Tonga in round two, 59-16 before pulling off a courageous win against South Africa, 8-13. The Scots, on the other side of the coin, unfortunately came up short against South Africa, 18-3 before powering on to back-to-back wins against Tonga, 45-17 and against Romania, 84-0.

I believe, with France being in close proximity to the home nations, that there is going to be a lot of travelling rugby fans to witness this electric match, but will we be hearing more of Ireland's call or Flower of Scotland ringing around the stands at the end of 80 minutes? This one is going to be close, but I have to give it to the world number-one team and back Ireland, likely by 15 points again.

My Ireland v Scotland winner prediction: Ireland to win!

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✔️ Ireland v Scotland Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: Ireland to Win

I'm not normally one for shorter odds, but purely because I think this will be an exciting match, I think I would be happy to have a go on Ireland to win at 1.20 at BoyleSports.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: Ireland to Win (-12.5)

This market will be the real challenge. I think Ireland are going to top the pool with a win of 15 points, so my recommendation would be Ireland to win (-12.5) at 1.95 at Unibet. That also leaves me a bit of leeway of two points. Remember, though, if Scotland win, there is a draw, or Scotland lose by 12 or less, you can kiss goodbye to your bet. For that reason, be sensible about whatever you sake. Always better to gamble responsibly and be safe than sorry.

📰 Rugby World Cup News for Ireland v Scotland

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📺 Previous Ireland v Scotland Highlights

Check out the video below for exciting Six Nations 2023 highlights from Scotland v Ireland earlier in the year.

⚡ RWC Ireland v Scotland Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is Ireland v Scotland kick-off?

Kick-off for Ireland v Scotland will be 8.00 p.m. IST on Saturday, the 07th of October 2023. The match will be played at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

2️⃣ Who is my Ireland v Scotland winner?

I believe that Ireland will win this Rugby World Cup pool B match by 15 points.

3️⃣ What are some Ireland v Scotland betting tips?

Out of the most popular rugby betting markets for Ireland v Scotland, I would offer the following betting tips:

  1. Match winner betting tip: Ireland to win at 1.20 at BoyleSports.
  2. Handicap betting tip: Ireland to win (-12.5) at 1.95 at Unibet.

4️⃣ Can I get free bets for Ireland v Scotland?

Yes, a lot of my favourite bookies offer free bets that you can use for Ireland v Scotland. Find out more about Ireland v Scotland free bets in our dedicated bookmaker promotions section above.

Ireland to win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This Ireland v Scotland prediction was written by Steven Brown. Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. Steven's technical knowledge of the game, built upon numerous coaching qualifications and experiences as a Director of Rugby for clubs in both hemispheres, make him invaluable to us at Channelling his extensive experience and keen analysis, his predictions are able to provide insight into aspects of the game that regular fans and pundits may have otherwise missed. It is Steven's dedication to his prediction-writing that has, so far, made him one of the top rugby writers in Europe.

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