Ireland v Scotland Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - Rugby World Cup 2023

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Tournament2023 Rugby World Cup
Timetable20:00 GMT 7th October
PredictionIreland to win
OddsIreland to Win @ 1.20
BookmakerWilliam Hill
Ireland to win
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William Hill
Odds : 1.20
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Spreadex Sports
Odds : 1.20
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Kwiff Sports
Odds : 1.16
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Match prediction 37 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

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If you are looking for a big game to sink your teeth into, then this is it! In this Pool B match, Ireland will take on Scotland for a place in the Quarter-Finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. This huge match will be played at the Stade de France in St Denis at 20:00 GMT, so you need to make sure that you are completely free at this time since this is a match you will not want to miss out on.

The Australian Nic Berry will be the man in the middle for this big clash, while Jordan Way (Australia) and Wayne Barnes (England) will be running the touchlines. Brett Cronan, another Aussie, will be the TMO.

The Irish have won 12 of their previous 13 matches against the Scots, but the men in green will certainly not be taking Scotland for granted. Who will get the all-important win and give themselves a really good chance of qualifying for the last eight? Well, have a good read of my rugby prediction below, and find out what I think is going to happen.

💯 Ireland v Scotland Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

Below you can find some tables with the odds that five of my favourite sports betting sites are currently offering for three popular rugby betting markets. If you need to find out anything else about the bookmakers mentioned on this page, then take a visit to our bookmaker reviews page.

🥇 Ireland v Scotland Match Winner Odds

This is something that rugby fans have been waiting for at this World Cup - a match that has the potential to be an epic encounter between two very good teams. There has only been a handful to date, and no doubt this has caused many to tune out and wait until the big quarter-final matches.

As you can see from the following table, Ireland are the big favourites for this game - not unexpected when you consider how well they have been playing over the last couple of years. However, the Scots will not allow them to have it all of their own way.


➕ Ireland v Scotland Handicap 3-Way Odds

If you are not interested in the match winner odds, whatever your reasoning, you can opt to to make them better for you by using 3-way handicap betting options. By doing this, you can give a points advantage or disadvantage to a team to change their odds.

Below you can find some 3-way betting odds for this big Ireland vs Scotland match:

Ireland (0-10)---1.83
Ireland (0-12)-1.91--
Ireland (0-13)1.891.89---
Draw (0-10)---19.00
Draw (0-12)-17.00--
Draw (0-13)17.1017.10---
Scotland (0-10)---2.0510
Scotland (0-12)-1.91--
Scotland (0-13)1.811.81---

🏮 Ireland v Scotland Asian Handicap Odds

If you make use of 3-way handicap betting, there is still the chance that the match will finish in theoretical draw, which could scupper your bet. If you want to completely eliminate any possibility of a draw, then you can make use of the Asian handicap betting odds that can be found in the table below:

Ireland (-10.5)----1.90
Ireland (-12.5)1.811.81-1.75-
Scotland (+10.5)----1.90
Scotland (+12.5)1.811.81-1.76-

The odds are correct at the time of writing. For updated odds, check out respective sites.

🔍 Ireland v Scotland Winner Prediction

Ireland will enter this match as the number 1 ranked team in the world, while the Scots are currently sitting in 5th place in the table, giving you an idea as to the quality that should be on display when these two sides go head-to-head on Saturday evening.

The men in green enter this match knowing that they just need one point in order to book themselves a spot in the last eight, while two points will guarantee them the top spot - although earning the top spot does not come with that good a prize as they will face either France or New Zealand. There are a number of ways that Scotland can qualify for the last eight, and these are:

  • If Scotland beat Ireland and deny them a bonus point to claim second place as they cannot overtake South Africa due to the head-to-head rule
  • If Scotland win and both teams land a bonus point, they will join South Africa on 15 points, and points difference will determine who tops the group

This Ireland team has quality all over the pitch and although I expect Scotland to give them a very good game, I believe that Men in Green will eventually come out on top. I feel that Ireland will win the match by 12 points and book themselves some knockout rugby.

My Ireland v Scotland winner prediction: Ireland to win!

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✔️ Ireland v Scotland RWC Betting Tips

This online betting guide will now give you some really useful betting tips for this huge match. No matter what type of bet it is that you decide to put your money on, please always ensure that you gamble responsibly.

1️⃣ Match Winner: Ireland to Win

I do not really like the match winner odds that bookmakers are offering for Ireland to win - they are too low for a match which I think will be closer than the odds are suggesting. However, I know that some punters might have no issues with the short odds, and those who want to bet on Ireland to win can do so at at William Hill with odds of 1.20

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: Ireland to Win (-10)

I think that Ireland will win this game by around 12 points, so I would be tempted to give Ireland a -10 handicap before the start of this match. In order to win such a bet, you would need Ireland to win the game by no fewer than 11 points - if they won by 10 points, it would be considered a theoretical draw.

If you want to give Ireland a -10-point handicap, then Spreadex are currently offering odds of 1.83.

3️⃣ Winning Margin

Do you want to bet on the number of runs that Ireland will win the match by? If so, then the winning margin market is one that you will want to have a look at. As I said, I think Ireland will win by 12, so I really do like the odds of 5.00 that Spreadex Sports are offering for Ireland to win by 11-15 points.

🎁 Ireland v Scotland Free Bets and Rugby Betting Promotions

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📰 Rugby World Cup News for Ireland v Scotland

You can find all of the latest team news in the Twitter feeds below:

☘️ Ireland News

🦄 Scotland News

📺 Previous Ireland v Scotland Highlights

Below are the highlights of when these two teams met during the 2023 6 Nations:

⚡ RWC Ireland v Scotland Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When Does Ireland v Scotland kick-off?

This game will take place on the 7th of October at 20:00 GMT at the Stade de France in St Denis.

2️⃣ Who is my Ireland v Scotland winner?

This should be an epic encounter between two teams that know each other very well, but my winner for this match is Ireland by around 12 points.

3️⃣ What are some Ireland v Scotland betting tips?

Below you can find my betting tips for this game:

  1. Winning margin: Ireland to win by 11-15 points at 5.00 at Spreadex.
  2. 3-way Handicap betting tip: Ireland to win (-10) at 1.83 at Spreadex.

4️⃣ Can I get free bets for Ireland v Scotland?

Free bets are very common nowadays as sports betting sites realise that they need to stand out from the crowd if they are to be successful. Some of the best sites for free bets include Betiton, Mr. Mega Sports, and William Hill.

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✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This Ireland vs Scotland prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, having been so since the age of five. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a good number of years now and has written many predictions and guides for a wide of sports, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.