Wales were expected to struggle in this year's RBS 6 Nations but no-one could have predicted Scotland's lamentable start to the campaign.
First up were the Irish who made light work of their 18-year victory drought at Murrayfield, romping to a record 36-6 win in Edinburgh.
And there was more of the same a week later in Paris as France equalled their highest-ever winning margin over the Scots, putting them to the sword with a performance which never saw Bernard Laporte's men quite hit top gear.
It was all a far cry from last November's Autumn Test series when Romania, Fiji and South Africa were all comprehensively dismissed.
But Scotland have not been the only side bemoaning their early 6 Nations fortunes as their form has nearly been matched by Wales, whose memories of the shock opening day defeat by Italy were partially erased by a spirited display against England a week later.
These results have turned Saturday's clash at Murrayfield into a potential wooden spoon decider and it is difficult to split the two teams.
Scotland should have the edge up-front where their forwards have no problem winning enough ball, but it is behind the scrum where their problems lie - Ian McGeechan's team have yet to score a try despite creating several chances against Ireland and France.
In contrast, Wales have pace to burn behind the scrum where they can attack quickly and with purpose, but their forwards have struggled.
Edinburgh has not been a happy hunting ground for the Welsh - they have won there just once since 1985 - and they can expect a tough afternoon once again.