The annual Six Nations Championship is here and the excitement is over the moon. In this year’s second match Scottish Rugby team will take Italy on February 2nd, 2019 at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Both teams have immense potential, let’s see how they’ll fare this year. Now here we come up with a detail discussion on Scotland v Italy Rugby Six Nations 2019 round one match preview and score predictions. Alongside, Italy v Scotland Rugby 6 Nations 2019 Fixtures will be also be founded from here.
Scotland v Italy Rugby Six Nations 2019 Predictions, Preview Round One
Weighing in everything from each of the team’s history in Six Nations Championship. And their recent performances with each other, this is definitely going to be close. If the Scots bring in their top game like in Champions Cup, then they have a really good chance to win.
The Azzurri cannot be sidelined completely since they’ve fared well against the Scots in 2018. However, we are predicting a win in the favor of Scotland with probable score Scottish Rugby 26 – Italy 19. Let us wait and see the actual result on February 2nd in Edinburgh.
Italy v Scotland Rugby 6 Nations 2019 Fixtures
The match is set to be highly competitive in the 6 Nations Fixtures 2019 given Italy’s drive to redeem themselves in the championship and for the Scots to prove themselves. Check here the Saturday night game schedule between Scottish and Italy rugby.
- What: Scotland v Italy Rugby Six Nations 2019
- When: Saturday, 2nd of February
- Where: BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Kickoff: 14:15 GMT
- Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
- Assistant Referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
- Television Match Official (TMO): Simon McDowell (Ireland)
- TV: BBC Sport, FR2, DMAX, NBC Sports
- Live Stream: Rugbystream.net
Who is Stronger Between Italy v Scotland in 6 Nations 2019?
Scotland is slightly stronger than Italy Azzurri Rugby Team. Both teams finding their place in the best eight teams in European Cup. This has brought great attention to the Scottish national team. Last year they were placed third behind Ireland and Wales in the championship, but definitely, a better performance compared to Italy who was the sixth team in the scoreboard. The Azzurri has yet to win a grand slam in the championship and has immense pressure to make some remarkable feat in the tournament.
Scotland and Italy Rugby Key players to Watch for 02nd Feb Game
To make the Scotland v Italy rugby six nations 2019 game nail-biting, both sides have already announced their squad. And most exciting players to look out in 02nd February Saturday game are Sergio Parisse, Tomasso Allan, Carlo Canna and Matteo Minozzi from Italy. Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg, John Barclay, and Greig Laidlaw are the players to look out from Scotland.
What happened in Italy vs Scottish Rugby Six Nations 2018?
Last year in the 2018 Six Nations Championship Fixture, the Scots came from behind beating Italy 29-27 to take third place. Italy had a lead for the first half of the match in 2018 with 17-12 and the Scots swept off the game at the very last moment especially by a great effort from Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg.
With Greig Laidlaw’s decisive penalty, the Scots won the game, despite man-of-the-match Tommaso Allan’s continuous efforts to lead Italy to win. This high octane gripping match probably will repeat once again this year, with all of the main players returning.
Have Italy ever beaten Scotland at Rugby?
Among the total 29 games, Italy and Scotland have played against each other. Italy won 8 times and the Scots won the rest 21 in the Scotland v Italy rugby history. With decades of history in Rugby, Scot’s performance is no wonder but if Italy comes close like the last time they played against each other and manages to overthrow the Scots it’ll be one of the biggest moment for Italian Rugby.
Scotland v Italy Rugby Six Nations 2019 Sum Up
In the words of Gregor Townsend Scottish rugby union coach, “2019 is a tougher year for the Scots in Six Nations Championship. Four of the top seven teams in the World is competing in the Championship and he’s anticipating higher competition compared to last year.” Hope for the best as well for the Italian Rugby team to break the winning drought in this year’s showdown.
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