Rugby betting odds have today been updated ahead of the 2020 Six Nations Championship this weekend between Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland, France and Italy.
As the competition draws closer, punters from all over the UK and Europe are wagering on a variety of sports betting markets and the next three days are expected to be a busy time for bookmakers in the run up to the annual championship tournament.
In the two days before the Six Nations kicks off and on the first day of the competition, sportsbook organisations experience some of the busiest times from rugby enthusiasts across Europe.
The first matches to take place on Saturday 1st February are Wales versus Italy and Ireland versus Scotland. France play England on Sunday 2nd February at the Stade de France, Paris.
As more bets are placed, the odds constantly fluctuate and today sportsbooks have updated the odds on who will win this year’s heavyweight tournament along with other markets such as Grand Slam Winner and Triple Crown Winner.
Despite Wales being the current holders from 2019, Wayne Pivac’s side have slipped to 5/1 third favourite to be crowned champions again.
Odds have been slashed on England as the 13 time Grand Slam winners captained by Owen Farrell are the favourites to win both the Six Nations and Grand Slam at 5/6 and 7/4 respectively.
The favourable odds come as a surprise to many, especially following the controversy surrounding English domestic rugby union team Saracens, which is captained by England 28 year old Owen Farrell and is facing relegation from the Premiership for breaking salary cap rules.
Odds on other participating teams in the competition have also been updated today with Ireland as 7/2 second favourite, France in fourth at 11/2, followed by Scotland at 25/1 and Italy very long shot at 1000/1 given their poor form of 22 match losing streak.
Punters are also placing bets on who will be top try-scorer with Josh Adams odds slashed to 13/2 and a 25/1 updated on Andrew Conway taking the choice for value bet.
England captain Owen Farrell is favourite to be the Six Nations top points scorer at 11/8 odds.
Odds correct and updated as of 29th January 2020.