Peter Wright believes Scotland have the best chance to win in Cardiff "in 10 or 15 years" as Gregor Townsend's side look to making a flying start in the Six Nations.
The Scots kick off their campaign with a trip to face Wales on Saturday.
"Wales are in a bit of disarray," said the former Scotland prop. "They're cutting budgets to all the pro teams. A lot of players have been offered poor contracts, a lot are leaving to play elsewhere.
"That said, They've been in disarray before in previous years, and we've still not managed to get that result. You have to take it with a pinch of salt.
"Looking at how Edinburgh and Glasgow are playing, and how the Welsh teams are playing - not that well - this is our best chance in a good 10 or 15 years at getting a result in Cardiff."
"This is the time of year where you get excited," he said. "It was a poor World Cup, the draw wasn't favourable but we have a good side - one of the best squads we've had in 10 or 15 years.
"They are underperforming a bit, but every year you go in with expectations to win the Championship or get a Grand Slam.
"It can be done, but you need a bit of luck and good form from all the players.
"It sounds a bit flippant but I'm not too worried about England, we've beat them four of the last five. They're a decent side if they get it ride, and Italy are no mugs either. Every team is dangerous."