The 2023 Six Nations starts on the 4th of February. Wales take on Ireland in the opening game with the visitors favourites to win the Six Nations for the first time since 2018. BetConnect will have the odds for every single match across the five weeks from the 2023 Six Nations. You can watch each match live on the BBC or ITV so sit back and enjoy.
Produced a remarkable +105 point differential last year in the competition. Not only were they the top scoring team offensively, they also had the tightest defence. A 30-24 defeat at the Stade de France, however, sealed their fate as runners up.
In an odd year they only play two home games but those are against France and England. Not having to visit their two biggest rivals for the title looks a huge plus for their chances. It’s no surprise to see them as favourites with the ball very much in their court to deliver on that.
The team who won the Six Nations 2022 will have relished their first title since 2010 having finished runner-up in 2020 and 2021. Unbeaten across the five games, they will be hoping for another period of dominance. From 2002-2010 they won this competition five times and will be looking for another prolonged time of success.
This time around they have to travel to Ireland, beating them at home last year was the pivotal moment in their winning campaign. They are going to have to be right up to their best to get the result that they are after on the road.
Only picked up victories over Italy and Wales last year, suffering their heaviest defeat at the hands of the Irish since 1964. Charlie Ewels picked up the quickest red card in championship history at just 82 seconds making it a game the English would rather forget.
England face Italy, Scotland and France at home this year. While the first two would be presumed wins by most fans, England have only won the Calcutta Cup against Scotland once in the last five years. England have to win the pair if they are to live with stronger looking teams in Ireland and France.
Having won both the 2019 and 2021 tournaments, both 2020 and 2022 was bitter disappointments for the Welsh. A low point when beaten by Italy last year, they will be hoping their yo-yo form continues with another up year.
The odd numbered years see the Welsh with a pair of home games against England and Ireland. They will need to win the two of those to be in with any hope of landing another Six Nations.
You have to go back to 1999 for a Scottish success in the Five Nations, the year before Italy made it the Six Nations. In fact, they have never finished higher than third since the beginning of the Six Nations. It’s been a long, barren spell for Scottish rugby and they look to lack the class to make a challenge on the title once more.
In 23 editions of the Six Nations, Italy have received the wooden spoon on 17 occasions. Those include the last seven since Scotland took the dubious honour in 2015. They did at least win a game last year, their first since the 2015 victory over Scotland that saw them finish bottom. That’s probably the most they can hope for again.
Home games against France and England swings the vote to Ireland as the most likely winners of the 2023 Six Nations. They are the bookmaker favourites and rightly so, the Irish are the team that they all have to beat.