Rugby Union By Jon Ivan-Duke

Six nations: Bookies Bet On No Grand Slam

William Hill make it odds-on that there will be no ‘Grand Slam’ winner of this year’s Six Nations after a tight opening weekend.


Britain’s biggest bookmaker offer 5/6 that no team will win all their games, with England the most likely to succeed at odds of 9/4. Ireland are 5/1 to clean-sweep the competition, with France the most unlikely to win the Grand Slam at 10/1.


“The betting suggests it is unlikely that one side will have a perfect winning campaign, but England are the team to beat,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


England are the 11/10 favourites to land the Six Nations and will face Italy this weekend. It’s a match which the bookies have priced as an almost certain win for Stuart Lancaster’s men, with odds of 1/150.


Ireland host France at the Aviva Stadium and are the 2/5 favourites for a home win, with the visiting team the 15/8 outsiders.


Scotland and Wales both suffered narrow defeats in the first round of matches, but it’s Wales who are the odds-on 4/7 favourites to gain a first win of the tournament. Scotland are the 11/8 outsiders to emerge victorious at Murrayfield.



Six Nations Match Betting:


1/150 England, 66/1 Draw, 20/1 Italy

2/5 Ireland, 20/1 Draw, 15/8 France

11/8 Scotland, 18/1 Draw, 4/7 Wales


Six Nations Winner:

11/10 England, 7/4 Ireland, 5/1 France, 11/1 Wales, 40/1 Scotland, 1000/1 Italy


Six Nations Grand Slam:

5/6 No Grand Slam Winner, 9/4 England, 5/1 Ireland, 10/1 France


Six Nations Top Try Scorer: 4/1 Anthony Watson, 7/1 Jonathan Joseph, 8/1 George North, 8/1 Rhys Webb, 9/1 Jonny May, 10/1 Teddy Thomas, 12/1 Tommy Bowe, 14/1 Alex Cuthbert, 14/1 Conor Murray, 14/1 Simon Zebo, 16/1 Wesley Fofana, 16/1 Yoann Huget, 20/1 Tommy O’Donnell, 25/1 Dougie Fife, 25/1 Tim Visser, 33/1 Luther Burrell, 33/1 Mike Brown, 33/1 Scott Spedding, 40/1 Or Bigger The Rest