Scotland vs England Six Nations 2024 Betting Tips & Match Preview

Scotland take on England at Murrayfield with the Calcutta Cup on the line

After a week off, the 2024 Six Nations returns with three huge clashes this weekend, with the main highlight being Scotland clashing with old rivals England at Murrayfield in their traditional Calcutta Cup fixture on Saturday evening.

  • Scotland vs England
  • 4:45pm, Saturday, February 24th
  • Murrayfield, Edinburgh


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It was a dramatic finale at Murrayfield two weeks ago when Scotland were denied victory over France by a contentious TMO decision in the dying seconds of the match.

With that defeat still stinging, Scotland will aim to continue their strong recent record over England when they clash on Saturday evening.

Gregor Townsend’s side have come out on top the last three times the nations have faced each other, and they head into this game as odds-on favourites with the bookmakers.

Favouritism is typically an uncomfortable role for Scotland, and having put in hard-fought victories over Italy and Wales, England will fancy their chances of overcoming the odds at Murrayfield as they aim to make it three wins from three in this year’s Six Nations.

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England +4

Clashes between these old rivals in Edinburgh have been close recently, with the last 10 clashes at Murrayfield averaging 29 points per game.

Scotland have won the last three against the ‘auld enemy’, but these have been arm-wrestle-type contests, and that trend is likely to continue on Saturday.

England have ground out results against Italy and Wales and the weight of being odds-on favourites will not sit comfortably with Scotland.

The 12 Calcutta Cup matches in Edinburgh since the Championship was expanded to six teams has seen an average match try count of two, and a low-scoring tussle looks on the cards - England may just come up short at Murrayfield, but they look the value bet on the handicap.

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England +4

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Ben White to score Scotland’s first try

Scotland’s number nine has an excellent record against his country of birth, scoring two tries against England in two appearances.

He’s been in superb form this tournament, including finishing a brilliant team move two weeks ago to score the opening try against France.

At double-figure odds, he looks slightly overpriced to bag the opening try for Scotland on Saturday in what’s sure to be a titanic tussle.

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Ben White to score Scotland's first try

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Team Lineups

We look closer at the two lineups for Saturday’s huge clash at Murrayfield.


Coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to Scotland’s starting XV for Saturday’s clash with England at Murrayfield. Blair Kinghorn, Kyle Steyn, and Jamie Ritchie are all restored to the team after missing out against France in round two, with Kinghorn making his first appearance of the championship, having been ruled out through injury.

  1. Schoeman
  2. Turner
  3. Z Fagerson
  4. Gilchrist
  5. Cummings
  6. Ritchie
  7. Darge (co-capt)
  8. Dempsey
  9. White
  10. Russell (co-capt)
  11. Van der Merwe
  12. Tuipulotu
  13. Jones
  14. Steyn
  15. Kinghorn


England’s starting XV sees five changes from the 16-14 win over Wales at Twickenham a fortnight ago.

Ollie Lawrence returns to the midfield alongside fellow backs George Furbank and Danny Care, whilst Ellis Genge and Dan Cole are restored to the front row.

  1. Genge
  2. George (capt)
  3. Cole
  4. Itoje
  5. Chessum
  6. Roots
  7. Underhill
  8. Earl
  9. Care
  10. Ford
  11. Daly
  12. Lawrence
  13. Slade
  14. Freeman
  15. Furbank

Previous Results

Check out the last five Six Nations results between Scotland and England below.

2023England 23-29 ScotlandLondon
2022Scotland 20-17 EnglandEdinburgh
2021England 6-11 ScotlandLondon
2020Scotland 6-31 EnglandEdinburgh
2019England 38-38 ScotlandLondon

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer