June Internationals: Argentina v Scotland Preview

June Internationals: Argentina v Scotland Preview

Argentina and Scotland will be looking to bounce back from disappointing results when they square off on Saturday the 23rd of June.

Daniel Hourcade will be looking to cap his tenure at the helm of the Argentina national side off on a high when his charges take on Scotland this Saturday. The veteran Argentine mentor confirmed that he would step down as head coach after seeing his side lose their June series with Wales.

Argentina v Scotland
Saturday 23 June
Estadio Centenario

To Win (80 Mins)
Argentina 9/20
Draw 20/1
Scotland 18/10

Argentina (-5) 9/10
Scotland (+5) 9/10

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Los Pumas have endured a wretched June series losing twice to a second strength Welsh outfit on home soil. The back-to-back defeats were the final nail in long-serving coach Daniel Hourcade's coffin, with the veteran mentor set to step down following the conclusion of Saturday's game.

His charges will be desperate to send him off on a high note so we can expect a fiery performance from the men in blue and white this weekend.

If Argentina are to give their coach a glorious swansong they are going to need to be a lot more clinical with ball-in-hand. They will also need to be a lot more solid on defence as they shipped 53 points while only scoring 23 during their two-Test series with the Welsh.

Like the Argentines, the 'Scots also head into this one off the back of an appaling defeat as they went down to the United States 30-29 in Houston. The 'Scots actually held a commanding lead at half-time but fell asleep and allowed the Americans to claim a memorable victory.

In their defence, the 'Scots were playing a vastly inexperienced side with seven of their players starting a Test match for the first time. They will need more from their inexperienced players if they are to avoid defeat in South America this weekend.

 Verdict: Argentina (-5) 9/10
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I'm expecting a very passionate performance from the Argentines here. They will want to end the Hourcade era with a big win, and I fully expect them to do this against a very inexperienced Scottish outfit. 

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets

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