France vs Scotland: Six Nations preview

The French denied Wales a Grand Slam with a last-gasp try in their thrilling victory 32-30 victory at Stade de France last weekend and in doing so kept alive their own hopes of lifting the trophy.

This match was due to take place during the third round of fixtures, but was postponed after a Covid outbreak swept through the France camp.

France vs Scotland date, kick-off time and venue

France vs Scotland is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Friday, March 26, 2021.

The game will take place behind closed doors at Stade de France because of current coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch France vs Scotland

TV channel: Friday’s match is expected to be shown live on the BBC, as the broadcaster had the rights to the original fixture. However, which channel and the programme start time are yet to be confirmed.

Live stream: TV licence holders will be able to stream the match live on the BBC Sport website and via the BBC iPlayer app.

France vs Scotland team news

Scotland will have their Premiership players available, after an agreement was reached for their release by the club sides, despite this fixture coming a week after the planned end date of the Six Nations.

That means the likes of Sam Skinner, Chris Harris and captain Stuart Hogg will be available.

For France, Matthieu Jalibert is out injured so Romain Ntamack is likely to start at fly-half, with Louis Carbonel called up to the squad as part of the only change to the training group from last week’s win over Wales.

Both teams are due to announce their lineups on Wednesday.

France vs Scotland head-to-head history and results

Last meeting: Scotland 15-22 France (Autumn Nations Cup, November 22, 2021)

France vs Scotland prediction

France only know one way to play even when any form of victory will do, so you can only imagine the attacking intent we may see from a side needing to rack up a hefty victory.

However, Scotland’s two defeats in this year’s competition have come by a combined total of four points and it may prove too tall an order for the French.

France vs Scotland betting odds and tips

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