Six Nations 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
This year’s edition of Six Nations is well and truly underway and it is set for either a tight finish in which Wales and Ireland challenge England for the trophy or England simply run away with it all.
Last year’s champions and Grand Slam and Triple Crown winners, Ireland, started poorly and lost to England in Dublin, but managed to stay in the hunt for the trophy by beating Scotland 22-13 away from home in a typically gritty match.
This keeps them still in contention for the championship, but it seems like this season it will probably be England’s year. The English have been playing phenomenally as of late and Eddie Jones’ troops are on the right track to win Rugby Six Nations this year.
Wales will definitely have something to say about this though. The Welsh have been on a winning run of 11 consecutive wins and their next match with England in Cardiff will determine which of the two sides will be eligible for this year’s Grand Slam and Triple Crown. The winner of that match will also, very likely, triumph in Six Nations 2019.
With so many things at stake at that and other matches, the bookmakers have already come out with their respective rugby betting offers and in them there is a little something for everyone.
If you are someone who relishes backing Six Nations favourites, or if you are a punter who always backs the underdog, sports betting operators have got you covered. Let’s look at a selection of the best Six Nations odds offered by four reputable sports betting providers.
Fun88 is an excellent choice if you are looking for a respected sports betting establishment which specializes in Rugby Union bets. Their Six Nations offer is quite comprehensive and you can place bets on individual matches or on outright winners.
England are Fun88’s favourites when it comes to the outright winners market. The English are given rather short odds of 4/19 and if you want to make some profit on them, you will have to back them with a larger deposit.
If you are looking for bigger odds, you might want to think about backing Wales (5/1) or maybe even Ireland. The Welsh are on an 11 match winning run and if there is anyone that can beat the English at the moment it is probably them.
The Irish are the reigning champions and they also might be a decent proposition considering that they come with huge odds of 10/1. Backing either one of Wales or Ireland will qualify you for Fun88’s welcome bonus of £28.
This is because the bookmaker stipulates that all new clients who make a wager of £20 or more at odds 3/5 or higher are eligible for their lucrative new client offer.
EnergyBet is another sports betting operator which offers a pretty good selection of Six Nations betting odds. They make, as all other bookmakers do, the English their top favourites and give them odds of 1/5.
Those odds might be slim, but considering how backs such as Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly and Henry Slade have played in the matches against Ireland and in the trashing of France, they are also fair.
Warren Gatland has led Wales on a record equalling 11 wins in a row and that’s why, if England’s odds of 1/5 are too short for you, you should probably back the Welsh. They come with odds of 5 and, for the English, they will definitely be a more difficult opponent than the French.
Last year’s winners, Ireland, were close to seeing their Six Nations hopes being shattered if they lost to Scotland, but a late comeback saved them from blushes. They might not be the best team this year, but at odds of 11 they are certainly a decent proposition for a smaller deposit.
Scotland (50), France (500), and Conor O’Shea’s Italy (5000) are all be considered as longshot bets which are getting progressively more difficult.
SportPesa is an established sports betting operator which has specialized in offering top quality Rugby Union betting offer. Their offer for Six Nations 2019 is no different.
England are their top favourites in the outright winners market and as a result they give them miniscule odds of 4/19. The English recorded a famous victory at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and were on top of their game when they trashed France 44-8 at Twickenham.
As Ben Youngs said, if you are 30-8 up against France at half-time, then you must be doing something right. The English are doing many things right and are also on course to have a memorable season if they beat Wales in Cardiff in their next match.
If they do that, they will most likely complete the Grand Slam and Triple Crown. For those betting propositions SportPesa offers higher odds of 10/11 and this is where the real money on England probably is.
Back to the outright winners market, Wales (5/1) and Ireland (10/1) are considered as England’s two main contenders, while Scotland at 50/1 is pretty much a hopeful outside bet. The French and Italians at 500/1 and 1000/1 respectively shouldn’t even be mentioned here.
10Bet is yet another reputable sports betting operator which you can take your Six Nations 2019 bet to. They offer a 50% welcome bonus on all initial deposits which can go as high as £100. This means that if you hadn’t done business with 10Bet before, Six Nations 2019 is the perfect chance for you to start a profitable betting venture.
As with other bookmakers, 10Bet make England their top favourite. Eddie Jones’ men are given odds of 4/19 to lift the Six Nations trophy when the campaign ends and are also touted as favourites for the Grand Slam and Triple Crown. This means that if you back England to win all of their remaining Six Nations 2019 matches and also to win against all of the Home Nations, you will be given odds of 10/11.
Backing England’s fiercest competitor at the moment, Wales, will yield odds of 5/1. If you go one step further and back the Welsh for the Grand Slam and Triple Crown, you can get excellent odds of 8/1.
Ireland (10/1) are the last realistic potential winners, but it will be very difficult for the reigning champions to usurp either England or Wales on current form.