2021 Six Nations Championship – France vs Scotland Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is France vs Scotland taking place? Sunday 28th February, 2021 – 15:00

Where is France vs Scotland taking place? Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Where can I get tickets for France vs Scotland? Visit this link for ticket information

What channel is France vs Scotland on? BBC

Where can I stream France vs Scotland? France vs Scotland can be streamed via BBC iPlayer

THE TEAM NEWS

FRANCE

  • France remain one of two unbeaten Six Nations sides after a very impressive 13-15 win away at Ireland a fortnight ago but now they face a potentially ruinous issue off the field
  • Head coach Fabien Galthie, assistant William Servat and at least 10 French players have tested positive covid-19 over the past week since February 16th and the likelihood that this match will be postponed is very high at this time.
  • Team news to follow.

Squad info TBC

SCOTLAND

  • Scotland had a quick taste of their own medicine as they were beaten 24-25 at Murrayfield by a Welsh side they were expected to beat just a week after they pulled the rug out from underneath England at Twickenham.
  • Scottish Rugby intend to appeal Zander Fagerson’s four-match ban for the red card he received in that match but for now he misses out alongside Cameron Redpath, Gary Graham and Blade Thomson.
  • Team news to follow.

Squad info TBC

THE PREDICTION

As aforementioned, this match looks more than likely destined for a postponement due to so many French players self-isolating and the early opinion is that this fixture will be played next weekend instead. However, on the slim chance this match gets the go-ahead France will likely be without a host of first-choice stars and feeling hard done-by as Scotland visit the Stade de France. Having already put in an impressive smash-and-grab away performance against England in the tournament opener, Scotland will relish the chance to take full advantage of a disjointed France squad to win the day. Normal service with a first choice squad should see the hosts cover -5 in victory at home here, so hold off on this match until it is confirmed either way and pay close attention to Friday’s team sheets before making a decision.

This match was postponed on Thursday due to covid-19 related issues.

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