Gregor Townsend has forged a fine team since taking charge in 2017, bouncing back from a pool stage exit four years ago to earn himself a contract extension ahead of this tournament after a strong Six Nations showing.
But with Ireland and South Africa, two of the four leading contenders for the trophy, and a dangerous Tonga alongside them in Pool B, Scotland could well find themselves battling to make a quarter-final again.
Still, Townsend’s band of history-makers have a habit of proving people wrong and are more than capable of progressing.
Here is the World Cup schedule for Scotland and their possible route to the final. Get all the latest Rugby World Cup odds here.
Scotland pool fixtures:
Scotland are in Pool B alongside South Africa, Ireland, Tonga and Romania.
Sunday 10 September: South Africa 18-3 Scotland, Pool B (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)
Sunday 24 September: Scotland 45-17 Tonga, Pool B (Stade de Nice, Nice)
Saturday 30 September: Scotland vs Romania, Pool B (Lille, 8pm)
Saturday 7 October: Ireland vs Scotland, Pool B (Paris, 8pm)
Saturday 14 October: Quarter-Final 2 (Winner Pool B vs Runner-Up Pool A) - Paris, 8pm
Sunday 15 October: Quarter-Final 4 (Winner Pool A vs Runner-Up Pool B) - Paris, 8pm
Friday 20 October: Semi-Final 1 (Winner of QF1 vs Winner of QF2) - Paris, 8pm
Saturday 21 October: Semi-Final 2 (Winner of QF4 vs Winner of QF4) - Paris, 8pm
Saturday 28 October: Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2, Paris, 8pm