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2016 Six Nations Week 2 tips – Four fantastic bets to take

George North

We pick out bets from the France v Ireland, Wales v Scotland and Italy v England matches this weekend in the Six Nations

With the 2016 Six Nations now underway, have picked out four top tips for punters to take ahead of Week 2.

England and France were the only teams to win last time out, although unconvincingly, and now go up against Italy and Ireland respectively, while Wales takes on Scotland.

How will the six countries fare this week? Here are four points or try scorer shouts for the next round of matches…

Ireland beat France by 1-10 points
In the clash of Week 2, between France and Ireland on Saturday, we have picked out two markets, starting with the 21/10 best price with Betway for the Irish to win by a margin of 1-10 points.

This seems a very sensible bet to take, given that the Irish have beaten Les Bleus in their last three meetings, with two of them being within that bracket, and the other not far off.

Maxime Medard to score anytime
While Ireland look likely to win the match, France full back Medard is a very tempting 5/1 chance with Paddy Power to cross the line anytime.

The Toulouse star has a habit of getting tries at important times for both club and country, and has scored twice against the Irish before, as well as against the likes of New Zealand and England too.

George North scores anytime
Wales winger North may not have crossed the line in his last five international Tests, but many have backed him to break that unwanted run at home to Scotland, including record Dragons try-scorer Shane Williams.

Starlet North is a brilliant 13/8 price with Sky Bet to end his drought in front of the partisan Cardiff crowd.

England win by 1-7 points
It is fair to say that England will claim all the spoils from their match with Italy, having beaten them in all 21 official meetings to date, including 16 times in the Six Nations.

However, the Azzurri have shown signs of improvements and were so unlucky not to have defeated France in Week 1 this year. While they lost heavily to England in the last match at the Stadio Olimpico, the previous three in Rome were a much closer 15-19, 12-17 and 19-23.

Therefore, back Eddie Jones’ men to triumph by 1-7 points once more at 5/1 with Paddy Power.

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