Drop goal well worth chancing

Over the years the games between the two sides have been closely fought affairs, with just one win of seven points or more since 2014. While two of the last three matches between the sides have produced a drop goal (a tactic which can help keep that scoreboard moving as well as demoralise a defence).

Wales fly half Dan Biggar has slotted seven drop goals in his international career (three of which have come at the Principality Stadium). While young French star Romain Ntamack scored his only international drop goal in last season's Six Nations win in Italy.

Tight games often come down to small margins, if this weekend follows the same trend as previous encounters between the two sides, then backing a drop goal to be scored at 7/2 could be a wise move.

Drop goal scored - 1pt @ 7/2

Tipuric looks value to be the star man yet again

Despite the result in Dublin, Justin Tipuric showed why he is one of the world’s finest openside flankers. The Ospreys man has been in sensational form to start the tournament and took home the man of the match award against Italy.

His skill set with the ball, combined with his ability around the ruck really set him apart from a lot of other back row forwards. If Wales get back on track, I think it will be largely down to how Tipuric performs against the likes of Charles Ollivon and Gregory Aldritt.

The flankers and number eights have won every man of the match award so far this tournament and at 14/1 its well worth backing Tipuric to continue this trend.

Justin Tipuric Man of the Match - 1pt @ 14/1