Six Nations 2018 (Part Four)
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For the first time ever Oracle Rugby will preview a tournament in full
Fourth preview up is our EXPECTED 3rd placer Ireland
Oracle Rugby is not expecting a win from the Irish, although considering they brassed South Africa aside they have not impressed me much, this team will be lucky to win, although 2nd is not completely out of the rhelms of possibility!!
2nd place is where I expect them to be fighting with England, but I expect England to grab 2nd leaving Ireland in 3rd
The Six Nations is in its 19th year, it has been 3 short years since Ireland claimed victory (2015)
According to Sporting Index, my favourite spread betting firm on their 60/40/20/10/5/0 Tournament Index Ireland are priced up at 42 – 45 i.e. a max sell to 20 (3rd) of 22pts and a small profit of 2 units at 40pts to (2nd) !! In my opinion they will not come 4th (10pts) or 1st (60pts) so this particular play is sell heavy
Ireland have a 3/2 split home v away, again on paper this looks spectacular, but their home game v Scotland is where I expect them to slip up and the last game away v England is where they will ultimately stumble. I expect them to get a full house home v Italy, away v France and home v wales, ie I am expecting the irish to be favourites to win the trophy come the start of the 4th round, but at that point they will be a great sell. At 18/10 they offer zero value and by contrast a lay at 19/10 on MatchBook offers a better option albeit after game 3
Expected Finishing Position: 3rd (16pts)
Expected Log Points finish: 18 Maximum but I think it will be closer to sixteen
If you think they will win they can be backed at MatchBook at 18/10…