2019 Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs Italy Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Scotland vs Italy taking place? Saturday 2nd February, 14:15

Where is Scotland vs Italy taking place? Murrayfield Stadium

What is the expected weather at Scotland vs Italy? Clear skies with a temperature between 2-3c

What channel is Scotland vs Italy on? BBC 1

Where can I stream Scotland vs Italy? Scotland vs Italy can be streamed on BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for Scotland vs Italy? SOLD OUT

LAST MEETING
Scotland beat Italy 29-27

THE LOWDOWN

SCOTLAND

  • Scotland's full-back Sean Maitland scored a 65th minute try to help defeat Argentina 14-9 in their last match in November
  • Scotland's openside flanker Hamish Watson will be unavailable after fracturing his hand while playing for his club side Edinburgh

ITALY

  • Italy suffered a crushing 66-3 defeat at the hands of New Zealand at the Stadio Olimpico with the Kiwis running in ten tries
  • Italy's veteran captain Sergio Parisse will lead the team against Scotland after missing the November tests with a calf injury

THE PREDICTION

Scotland will be confident of kick-starting their campaign with a win at Murrayfield, since Italy have lost their last 17 Six Nations games and finished bottom last year. Despite Italy pushing them close in last year's competition, expect Scotland to dominate the match at home, and score four or more tries to claim an additional bonus-point.