Six Nations Championship 2020 odds
Who wins the Six Nations Championship 2020?
2020 Six Nations
The 2019 Six Nations enjoyed a thrilling climax and we are sure to be in for more of the same in the 2020 Six Nations Championship.
Wales secured the 2019 Six Nations Championship and the Grand Slam on the final weekend as they defeated Ireland at home. It was the third time they have won the Grand Slam under the guidance of Warren Gatland but things will look different for the Welsh in the 2020 Six Nations.
Wales will travel to the World Cup in the autumn of 2019, hoping for a celebratory farewell for Gatland and he will leave his post following the end of the tournament. A successor has already been named and Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac will succeed Gatland as Wales coach on a four-year deal.
It is a huge task for Pivac, who will be under pressure to pick up where Gatland left off. Wales will face away fixtures in Ireland and England in the 2020 Six Nations, which is always tough and they will have a battle on to finish above both of those nations.
England will be looking for a big response following their dramatic final match of the 2019 Six Nations as they let an early 31 point lead slip against Scotland. There is plenty of room for improvement as far as England are concerned and it will be interesting to see how they fare at the World Cup.
Could England be another team who have a new man in-charge come the start of the 2020 Six Nations? Eddie Jones will be under pressure to deliver in Japan and failure to do so could prove fatal.
Nonetheless, England have both Ireland and Wales at Twickenham in the 2020 Six Nations and that makes them the standout team for the Championship. They defeated Ireland away in 2019 and will be confident of repeating the feat at home plus they have a good record over the Welsh at Twickenham.
England are likely to start the 2020 Six Nations as favourites, regardless of the outcome at the 2019 World Cup.
Ireland were disappointing in the 2019 Six Nations and will be looking to up their game in 2020. The Irish were expected to challenge strongly for both the Championship and Grand Slam in 2019 but finished in third place having suffered defeats at home to England and away to Wales.
With a trip to Twickenham in their 2020 Six Nations calendar, Ireland know if they win that match, the Six Nations Championship will be back within reach but it’s a big ask.
Unfortunately for the Italians, they already look the strong favourites to pick up the Wooden Spoon in last place, leaving France and Scotland to battle it out to win the title of ‘best of the rest’. Italy have such a poor record in the Six Nations and the fact they failed to win a single point in the 2019 edition, does not bode well for their 2020 Six Nations campaign.