There’s not many Scotland fans heading to Dublin with much more than a bit of hope that an upset could happen and a Triple Crown could be won.

The trip to Ireland sees many Scotland fans expecting defeat and it’s not hard to see why given the record at the Aviva – coupled with last weekend’s shock loss to Italy.

That was one of the few times Scotland have gone into the game as clear favourites to win it but they couldn’t quite manage it but perhaps some extra encouragement can be offered ahead of Saturday evening’s game.

Sports betting site talkSPORT BET have undertaken some research to look at who performs best on the final day of the Six Nations, and Scotland have come out in second place – ahead of Saturday’s opponents.

France top the group with nine more points than anyone else on 50 but Scotland’s 12 wins, one draw and 11 defeats has them second with 41 points gained over the years.

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The downside is even with those 12 wins, Scotland have a negative points difference of -41. Ireland are third in the table with 40 while Wales are fourth with 35.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italy are bottom but they have picked up 11 points while England have an unexpectedly poor record of just 10 wins and 13 defeats on the last day, as well as one draw.

Ryan Douglas from talkSPORT BET said: “Our analysis reveals a compelling narrative of Scotland’s record in final-day performances throughout the history of the Six Nations Championship. As we stand on the cusp of yet another thrilling climax, the statistics speak volumes about the Bravehearts’ resolve and tenacity towards the end of the competition – which could spell bad news for Ireland’s title chances.

“Scotland’s 41 points recorded in fifth-round fixtures since the Six Nations was conceived in 2000 is the second best of the competing sides in the tournament, owing to a significant amount of bonus points picked up throughout the years and demonstrating their ability to finish their campaign strongly.

“Gregor Townsend and co. therefore might be able to provide one last dramatic twist in the 2024 Six Nations tale as they look to upstage Ireland on their St Patrick’s Day coronation this weekend. Let’s see how the drama unfolds!”