France won 15 of their initial 16 matches against Scotland in the Six Nations (since 2000) but have subsequently lost two of their last three against them.
After beating France at BT Murrayfield in 2018 Scotland are aiming to win back to back matches against Les Bleus for the first time since 1963-1964.
All three of Scotland’s wins against France in the Six Nations era have come at Murrayfield, they have not won in France since 1999, a game in which current Head Coach Gregor Townsend scored a try in a 36-22 victory (Romain Ntamack’s father Emile Ntamack also scored a try in that game).
This is Scotland’s first away game of the 2019 Six Nations, they won their final away game of the 2018 tournament (v Italy) but have not won consecutive away games in the 5/6 Nations since 1996 when they beat Ireland and then Wales on the road; Gregor Townsend (current Scotland Head Coach) got on the scoresheet in both those games in 1996, slotting a drop-goal against Ireland and scoring a try against Wales.
Since the start of 2018 France have lost five of the seven games that they have led at half-time in (including v Scotland last season), more than any other international side in that time; prior to this period they were undefeated in 15 consecutive matches when they had led at the break (W14, D1).
Despite scoring the fewest tries (3), France have made more metres (1,044) and breaks (28) than any other side in the 2019 Six Nations so far as well as beating the most defenders (54).
Greig Laidlaw (666) needs two points to overtake Gavin Hastings (667) as Scotland’s second top points scorer behind Chris Paterson (809).
France’s Louis Picamoles has made more carries (34) and offloads (5) than any other player in the 2019 Six Nations so far, he is also the only forward to make over 100 metres (110) and is France’s top tackler (21/22).
Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn has made more metres (191), beaten more defenders (11) and made more breaks (7) than any other player in the 2019 Six Nations so far.
Despite playing just 34 minutes against England in Round 2, France's Antoine Dupont made five breaks, a tally only two men have bettered in a Six Nations match (T Castaignede and D Traille); he also beat nine defenders, the ninth highest total in a Six Nations game.
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