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Six Nations Betting at Betiton™ Ireland

Last Updated: 14-03-2022 11:47

In the rugby union calendar, the ‘Guinness’ Six Nations Championship is by far the biggest and most reputable rugby tournament. In addition to this, it is often regarded as one of the best sporting European traditions that unites fans, not just in Ireland, but around the world. 

This annual competition sees six teams go head-to-head to ultimately win the Championship trophy. Four teams are classed as the ‘home nations’ being England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with the addition of France and Italy to complete the participants. These six countries come together through their unions to organise the matches across Europe. Currently, matches are played at the national rugby union stadiums within each country depending on which nation is hosting the event.  

Since the addition of Italy in 2000, the Six Nations Championship has evolved into the tournament that we all know and love today. As each team plays just one match against each of their competitors over the five weeks the tournament is running, there is an uneven split when scheduling home and away games. Therefore, during odd years, France, Ireland, and Wales have two away matches whereas during even years, England, Italy, and Scotland get the two away match disadvantage

Excitement and anticipation are palpable as the tournament is just weeks away starting in February till March, so if you are hoping to get even closer to the action in this prestigious competition, consider placing wagers on a variety of sports betting markets that are offered at Betiton™. However, if you are relatively new to Six Nations rugby betting, we highly recommend reading the rest of our page.

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What Are 6 Nations Betting Markets? 

If you are completely new to betting, then there are a few things you should know. Betting markets are used when you want to wager on a competition, event, or match. Each betting market that we provide can be found under the rugby tab to the side of the homepage. 

These betting markets tell you exactly what you can predict to happen within the competition. You will find at Betiton™ we offer an extensive range of betting markets which allows you to have a great range of options. If you would like more details about exactly what markets we offer, we will cover some examples in the following section.  

When searching for a betting market, you will also be able to see what rugby Six Nations betting odds 2022 we are offering. These odds will be able to tell you a few key pieces of information that are crucial to be able to read. More on that later if this is something you want to learn more about. 

What Can You Wager On? 5 of Our Most Popular Markets on the 2022 6 Nations  

  • 1X2: This wager is regarded as one of the most popular markets for rugby, football, and other sports. With this betting market, this simply allows you to back either the home team (1) to win, the away team (2) to win, or predict a draw (X). The Double Chance allows punters to hedge their bets by effectively doubling the markets to bet on and providing an even greater chance of a successful bet. ‘1X’ backs both the home team or a draw, ‘2X’ backs the away team or a draw, and ‘12’ backs either team to win.  
  • Winning Margin: For this market, punters must predict what the points difference will be between the teams. For rugby union, we offer margins in groups of five. As an example, if you placed a wager for ‘Away 1-5’, your bet will be successful if the away team beats the home team from anywhere from one point up till five points. If they won by five points or more, the bet will not be successful. 
  • Odd/Even: If you wager on this market, you simply have a 50/50 chance at predicting whether the final score will be an odd or even number.
  • Top Tryscorer: If you think you can predict who will be the player to score the most tries within the days of the competition, this one is for you. 
  • Handicap: in Six Nations handicap betting, a ‘virtual’ advantage or disadvantage is given to the teams to make the odds more competitive. An example of this would be to give England a disadvantage when playing Italy. Therefore, if a wager was placed on England with a -10.5 disadvantage, England would have to win the match by more than 10.5 points for the bet to be successful. 

How Do You Bet on the 2022 Six Nations at Betiton™ for Irish Punters? 

If you are just as excited as we are about the Six Nations and want to place a wager on the markets we offer, there are a few quick steps to take place before finalising your betting choices.  

Firstly, if you haven’t already created an account here at Betiton™ this is your first step as it’s not possible to place any bets without an account. To do this, you will need to click on the ‘Join‘ button found at the left-hand side of the homepage. In the pop-up window, fill in the required details. Once finished, finalise the registration by clicking on ‘Open Account‘. You are now officially a member of Betiton™! 

There is just one step between placing your first bet on our site. Next you will need to make your first deposit. You can find a wide range of secure payment options covering all the most common card providers as well as many e-wallet options. All transactions on our site can be made with complete confidence as we use 128-bit SSL encryption technology. After you have made a deposit, you are now completely ready for some Six Nations betting:

  1. In the sports section, find ‘rugby union’.
  2. Click on the ‘International’ heading where you can subsequently click on ‘Six Nations Championship’.
  3. You will now see the available matches to place wagers on. To see more betting markets, click ‘+9’ for the full options available. 
  4. Once you have browsed the markets and decided one you would like to place a bet on, click on it to open the bet slip
  5. If you prefer, you can place multiple wagers at the same time. The ‘Possible Winnings’ will show the potential return on your bets in relation to your stake and the 6 Nations odds
  6. After deciding how much you would like to stake on the bets, click on ‘Place Bets’ to finalise your choices. 
  7. Now, kick back and get ready to watch the match

Is There Anything Else That You Should Know When Placing Your First Bet on the 6 Nations?  

Before placing your first bet at Betiton™ in Ireland, new players will be able to take advantage of our Sports Betting Welcome Offer! This allows players to get an additional €10 as a free bet to enjoy. This is a perfect opportunity to use it for the ‘Super Saturday 6 Nations.  

This Welcome Offer is a bonus that does come with Terms and Conditions (T&Cs). These will detail important wagering requirement information such as the min odds, min deposit needed, and the min amount required to deposit into your Betiton™ account. 

The full T&Cs can be found on our website. Our separate bonus policy also has T&Cs that we strongly recommend you read before taking up the offer as to understand all the conditions. We recommend you check out our other sport offers on our website; you might be able find one that suits your preferences!  

What Is the Format of the 2022 6 Nations Championship?  

The Six Nations Championship follows a very simple format. Each Saturday and Sunday starting in February running till March, teams will play the other participants just once, meaning there are 15 matches in total. This is evenly spilt, where three matches are played every week over the five weeks the championship is running.  

A points system is followed depending on the outcome of the matches. These points help spectators and punters see where each team place on the leader board. Take a look at the table below for an overview of the points awarded during the championship

OutcomePoints Awarded
Win 
Draw 
Win all five matches (Grand Slam)Bonus 3 
Score four or more tries in a match Bonus 1 
Lose by seven points or fewer Bonus 1 

Taking a Look at the Other Trophies Awarded at the Six Nations

Aside from the prestigious trophy for the overall winner of the tournament, there are some other highly acclaimed trophies to achieve:  

TrophyParticipating TeamsSince
Calcutta Cup England and Scotland 1879 
Triple Crown England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland 1883 
Millenium Trophy England and Ireland 1988 
Centenary Quaich Ireland and Scotland 1989 
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France and Italy 2007 
Auld Alliance Trophy France and Scotland 2018 
Doddie Weir Cup Wales and Scotland 2018 

One last metaphorical award is known as the ‘Wooden Spoon’. This is a special award given to the team that finishes in last place. Since 2000 and the beginning of the 6 Nations, Italy has been awarded the ‘Wooden Spoon’ a total of 15 times

When Is the 2022 6 Nations Happening? & Who Will Be Hosting the Competition?  

The 2022 tournament kicks off in the first week of February on the 5th running till the 19th of March. As this is a collaborative event between the six European countries, there is not just one stadium that hosts all the games. Instead, each country has a chance to host a game at their national rugby union stadium. The table below shares the location and venue of each country: 

TeamStadiumLocation
Ireland Aviva Stadium Dublin 
Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh 
England Twickenham London 
Wales Principality Stadium Cardiff 
France Stade de France Saint-Denis 
Italy Stadio Olimpico Rome 

Due to the current global situation, it could be possible that some of the matches are played behind closed doors. Without crowds, we could see interesting results as it is well known that there is a slight advantage for playing on a home ground.

Find Out the Current Results of the 2022 Six Nations Championship

PositionTeamMatches PlayedWinsDrawsLossesPoints
1Fra550025
2Ire540121
3Eng520310
4Sco520310
5Wal51047
6Ita51044

Who Will Win the 2022 6 Nations? Six Nations Winner Betting Odds  

Now we turn our attention to the favourites going into this edition. We will take into consideration the history of the event and nations.

Assessing the Favourites of the 2022 Six Nations: Who Has the Greatest Chance of Winning?  

Since 2000 and the beginning of the 6 Nations Championship, England have won the Six Nations seven times. Wales follow closely behind with six wins and are defending champions as a winner in 2021, just ahead of France with five wins. Ireland has four wins to their name. Scotland and Italy are yet to have won. Perhaps 2022 is the year we will see another Grand Slam

Looking solely on these statistics, we can clearly see four nations that all have a somewhat decent chance of winning the 2022 edition of the tournament. The underdogs are again Scotland and Italy, so it will be a huge upset if one of these teams manages to win

France are undoubtedly the current favourites due to their on-form squad. England beats Ireland to second place. Wales, the defending champions, are currently positioned fourth. Italy are not surprisingly the least favourites to win. The table below shows the past winners in detail since Italy joined in 2000

YearWinnersGrand Slam Triple Crown
2000 England N/A N/A 
2001 England N/A N/A 
2002 France N/A England 
2003 England England England 
2004 France France Ireland 
2005 Wales Wales Wales 
2006 France N/A Ireland 
2007 France N/A Ireland 
2008 Wales Wales Wales 
2009 Ireland Ireland Ireland 
2010 France France N/A 
2011 England N/A N/A 
2012 Wales Wales Wales 
2013 Wales N/A N/A 
2014 Ireland N/A England 
2015 Ireland N/A N/A 
2016 England England England 
2017 England N/A N/A 
2018 Ireland Ireland Ireland 
2019 Wales Wales Wales 
2020 England N/A England 
2021 Wales N/A Wales 

What Are Six Nations Betting Odds?  

Being able to read Six Nations betting odds is an essential part of placing bets. When selecting your betting market, you will notice there are certain numbers for each one. These represent the odds and signify two important factors.  

The first is how much money you can potentially receive if your bet is successful. The bet calculator will instantly show how much money could be paid out after you have inputted your potential stake.  

The second is the probability of the bet. Favourites will typically offer smaller odds as the stronger team is more likely to win. Therefore, you can read the betting odds to help you with your decision.  

How Do You Understand the Various Odds Formats at Betiton™ Sportsbook in Ireland?  

It can seem confusing to read rugby Six Nations odds on sports betting sites if you are not familiar with the different types of odds available. There are three main formats to represent the odds, which are known as the decimal, fractional, and American.  

Decimal and fractional odds are more commonplace in the United Kingdom and Europe, so we will discuss these in more detail. Fractional odds, as you might have guessed from the name, display the Six Nations odds in a fraction. Decimal odds will use up to two numbers after the decimal point to finely pinpoint an exact number. 

Ultimately, both types of odds display the same information, so it comes down to personal preference of which format you like to use. Decimal odds are generally considered the easiest method to learn and understand, while also being the friendliest for comparing different Six Nations odds. Take some time to research the different types of odds to find out which one you prefer to use. At Betiton™ you will easily be able to change between the three types of odds to suit your preferences. 

How to Get the Help You Need: What Are 2022 6 Nations Betting Tips?  

If you are excited to bet on the Six Nations Championship, but still looking for a little more help, we want to explain how you can find it. Tips for betting on rugby Six Nations are pieces of advice given by tipsters. These tipsters live and breathe rugby and share their expert opinions and predictions online, often days or weeks in advance of an event.  

They will often share their predictions on things like which team will win the 6 Nations or other specific rugby betting markets. While it’s possible to find tipsters giving out free tips, some tipsters use a paywall to get a small contribution back for their time and effort.  

It’s important to do your own research when it comes to finding a reliable and trustworthy tipster. Additionally, many people use free tipsters to weigh against their own decisions. So, it’s best to apply your own decisions and predictions first regarding betting markets, then compare your choices to a top tipster. 

Where Can You Find Tipsters’ Sites & Six Nations Betting Tips?  

Tipsters can be found online, through a quick search using your preferred search engine. Be sure to find trustworthy sources based on your own judgement and it’s always smart to make any final decisions yourself, rather than relying on someone else. 

Other tips we want to share include gambling responsibly. Aspects of responsible gambling include only betting as much as you can afford. Money used for sports betting should only be taken from funds that you have set aside for entertainment and never from funds for expenses such as bills and utilities. Furthermore, sports betting should be seen as a small part of your entire entertainment activities. 

Make Use of Our Inhouse 6 Nations Rugby Predictions

Other than looking for rugby tips online, you can also make use of our rugby predictions. These are provided by our resident rugby experts and we’ll be providing more predictions as the Six Nations progress. Thus, stay tuned for more predictions as the Six Nations keeps going on!

DateMatchTime (GMT)
5th February 2022Ire v Wal (Aviva Stadium)14:15
5th February 2022Scot v Eng (BT Murrayfield)16:45
6th February 2022Fra v Ita (Stade de France)15:00
12th February 2022Wal v Scot (Principality Stadium)14:15
12th February 2022Fra v Ire (Stade de France)16:45
13th February 2022Ita v Eng (Stadio Olimpico)15:00
26th February 2022Scot v Fra (BT Murrayfield)14:15
26th February 2022Eng v Wal (Twickenham)16:45
27th February 2022Ire v Ita (Aviva Stadium)15:00
11th March 2022Wal v Fra (Principality Stadium)20:00
12th March 2022Ita v Scot (Stadio Olimpico)14:15
12th March 2022Eng v Irel (Twickenham)16:45
19th March 2022Wal v Ita (Principality Stadium)14:15
19th March 2022Irel v Scot (Aviva Stadium)16:45
19th March 2022Fra v Eng (Stade de France)20:00

Other Tournaments to Bet On:  

The Six Nations Championship is of course seen as one of the most prestigious events for rugby union, there are plenty other tournaments that are equally exciting to follow and place wagers on. 

The European Champions Cup is another fantastic annual tournament which sees all the top-tier clubs from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, and France compete. The Rugby World Cup is another prestigious tournament held every four years, like the Football World Cup, between all the best international teams.  

You can rest assured that here at Betiton™ you can always find all the best markets for the top rugby tournaments. This include having plenty of Rugby World Cup betting markets for when that fantastic tournament rolls around!

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FAQs

What is the Six Nations Championship?

This annual tournament is a prestigious event in the rugby union calendar. Six teams around Europe come together to go head-to-head to win the Six Nations trophy. The nations are Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy. After 15 matches, and every team has played the other five opponents, the team with the most points is crowned the winners.

Can you bet on the 6 Nations?

It’s absolutely possible to bet on the Six Nations Championship. This is one of the best and most followed rugby union tournaments, not just in Ireland, but around the world. Betting on rugby Six Nations is incredibly easy and you will find plenty of betting markets at Betiton™.

How do you bet on rugby union?

Betting on rugby union fixtures and tournaments couldn’t be easier at Betiton™. Firstly, you will need to create an account if you haven’t done so already. Click on the ‘Join’ button to get started. After this, fill in your details in the pop-up window and click on ‘Open Account’ to finalise the process. You are now a member of Betiton™! The next step is to deposit some money into your Betiton™ account. Choose one of the supported payment methods to safely transfer your money. Why not check out the Welcome Offer available to new customers for sports and casino? Get a €10 free bet to spend within our sportsbook. Further T&Cs apply. Lastly, browse the available fixtures and tournaments that catch your eye. Once you have found something that interests you, choose one of the many available markets and decide how much you would like to stake. When you are ready to place your bet, click ‘Place Bets’ to finalise your choice. Congratulations on your first bet at Betiton™!

What are the odds for Ireland to win the Six Nations?

Ireland are currently the fourth favourites. The rugby betting odds for Ireland in the run up to the Six Nations are around 9/2 or 5.5. However, these Six Nations betting odds are subject to change as we get closer to the start of the tournament.

Who has won the 6 Nations the most?

Currently, England top the table having won the tournament a total of seven times. Wales are just behind this with six wins, with France and Ireland following with five and four wins respectively.

What is the highest score in the 6 Nations?

England take the record for most points scored by one team. This was seen in their match against Italy in 2001 where they managed to score 80 points. England, since the beginning of the Six Nations in 2000, have managed to get the highest number of tries (12). The first match was against Italy in 2001 and the second was against France in 2015. Ireland has the record for the biggest away winning margin by 53 points. The final score for their match against Italy in 2017 was 63-10.

What is live betting in the 6 Nations?

Live betting refers to placing wagers while a match is taking place. Many punters agree that live betting gets them closer to the action as the live 6 Nations odds will change throughout the match in accordance with the events happening in real-time.

What is a handicap bet in the 6 Nations?

Six Nations handicap betting allows for more competitive odds against two teams of different strengths. To do this, we will give a ‘virtual’ advantage to the weaker team and a disadvantage to the stronger team. If for example England are playing Italy, and we give Italy a +13.5 advantage. This means Italy start with an extra hypothetical 13.5 points. If they win the game, or lose with less than 13.5, then a punter would win this bet.

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