This coming Saturday, Manu Samoa and Scotland will battle it out at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. The coin toss will happen at 2:30 PM, starting a match that could be one of the most exciting for the sport. It’s part one of three matches for the Scots at the autumn internationals for 2017.

The Samoans and Scots share a history of ten matches. Their first face-off happened over 26 years ago at the World Cup of 1991. Off all the matches, Samoans have won one matches, while one draw leaves eight victories for the Scots.

Samoa vs. Scotland Schedule

Brief Game History of  The Samoans

Manu Samoa is a team full of inspiration and raw power. As history tells it, it’s the team to look out for when you’re after awe-inspiring surprises.The Samoans are coming from a four-loss streak, making this match an uphill battle. The team has only appeared in four sanctioned matches this year with a very disappointing loss versus New Zealand at 78-nil. The team also struggled in matches against Wales, Tonga, and Fiji.

Match Stats of the Scots

Past records show victory is waiting for the Scots but consistency could be their downfall. The team has enjoyed three victories out of their last five matches. During the Six Nations earlier this year, they lost to England, 61-21, but won against Italy, 29-0. In the Scotland Tour series, the team won against Australia (24-19) and Italy (34-13). In their most recent game, however, they lost to Fiji (27-22).

Winning Chances of Murrayfield Match

While experts predict a win for Scotland, it won’t be as easy as the numbers might show. The Samoans will give the Scots a run for their money. Samoans are famed for their athleticism and downright resilience. They play a complex form of the sport that Gregor Townsend will have to face. During their last meet, the Scots won 36-33. The small margin and the halftime score of 26-23, Samoa, says there could be no more gripping perfect match to open the autumn internationals.