Italy Strive to Get Off the Basement in 2011 Six Nations- By A.J. Ryder on January 26, 2011 19:30 GMT
The Italian side remain hot favourites to finish bottom of the Six Nations table and they’ll have their work cut out for them again this year. According to the bookmakers, the Italians are favoured to go winless this year and the confidence appears to be so high in an Italian drubbing that they have priced a winless Italian tournament at an odds-on price of 10/11.
In regards to winning the outright tournament, Italy are listed at an implausible price of 250/1.
Italy’s 2011 Six Nations campaign kicks off against the Irish and Italy are rewarding at a lengthy 9/2 outright if they can pull off a major shock on February 5.
The Italians are trading at a short price of 1/3 to finish bottom of the table but fans of the side who think they are poised for a break out year could be set to capitalize. A fifth-place finish for Italy pays out at a very solid 10/3 so punters who think the Scottish are going to get a rude awakening this year could be set for a solid payday.
It appears as though Italy’s biggest opponents are themselves and they are playing the tournament with the goal of avoiding the wooden spoon.