France Listed as Firm Second Favourites for Six Nations- By A.J. Ryder on January 19, 2011 19:46 GMT
The French side come into the 2011 Six Nations tournament with plenty of confidence and they’ll be looking to build on last year’s first-rate effort. While the bookmakers have England installed as the lukewarm favourites, the French are breathing down their necks with a price that could fluctuate dramatically after the opening fixture.
France boast a relatively straightforward match-up against Scotland on February 5 and they’ll be strong odds-on favourites for the win there. France are favoured to scoop up exactly three wins and the bookmakers are pricing them at 11/8 to do so while four victories in the tournament would reward at a 13/8 price.
France are trading at 11/2 to secure the Grand Slam and they also boast one of the top contenders for leading points scorer in the tournament. Morgan Parra is considered the 3/1 second favourite to outscore everybody else in the competition and the Clermont scrum-half (and occasional fly-half) will be getting plenty of attention from his opponents.
Toby Flood is the current favourite to achieve the top scorers position with a 9/4 price from most major bookmakers.
Punters can effectively wager against France to win the tournament by backing them to finish in the 2nd-6th position at a 1/3 price tag. They are 9/4 in that market for the outright victory.
Be sure to stay tuned to Betting Choice for more betting previews on the 2011 Six Nations Tournament.