Ireland and Wales kick things off on Friday before Italy entertain Scotland and England face Georgia at Twickenham on Saturday, while Sunday’s solitary fixture has France taking on Fiji.
Wales Can Make Ireland Work
Ireland are the heavy favourites to win the curtain-raiser at
1/4 but Wales should not be discounted.
This is a key fixture for both sides after being drawn in Group A with
1/1 tournament favourites England and the Welsh will be desperate to get a result in Dublin.
Wayne Pivac’s men tend to play better when under pressure and although they may not be able to claim a win, they should be able to keep this game competitive.
A Wales win with a +9.5 handicap is on offer at
25/29 and that looks to be the standout bet in the opener.
Expect a Strong Start From the Scots
Scotland head to Italy in the early game on Saturday in what could well be a one-sided affair.
The Scots beat Italy 17-0 in the Six Nations earlier this year and have won the last eight meetings between the two sides.
Italy have lost their last six heading into the Autumn Nations Cup, while Scotland are in real form having managed four straight wins – including successes over Wales and France.
The visitors will be keen to make an early impression and can beat a -4.5 points first-half handicap at
Much Changed England Too Hot for Minnows Georgia
England coach Eddie Jones will field an experimental side against Georgia on Saturday, but they should have far too much quality for the visitors regardless.
Jones has confirmed Worcester’s Ollie Lawrence will make his first start at centre after making a substitute appearance in the Six Nations win over Italy, with Jonathan Joseph, who started in the centre against the Italians, switching to the wing.
Wasps flanker Jack Willis is the other standout inclusion, as Jones uses this game as a chance to assess the duo’s Test prospects, and their involvement makes this clash an intriguing one.
With that in mind, it may be worth considering other bets to get some real value out of this fixture and the first tryscorer market has some interesting options.
Willis will be looking to make an impression as he bids to convince Jones he is worthy of a regular place and he could well be the first man to get on the score sheet on Saturday.
*All odds correct at time of writing.