France vs South Africa
France welcomes South Africa to the Stade Vélodrome for this Autumn International. The home side are coming off a nail biting 30-29 win over Australia in their last match and needed a brilliant late try by Damian Penaud to win the match. France are the pre-tournament favorites for next year’s World Cup but will be looking for a more polished performance from their team against the world champion Springboks. The home team have won their last 11 matches and are looking to win 12 on the trot for the first time in their history.
TIP: France have not beaten the Springboks since 2009 and they will be desperate to end their win drought. Captain Anton Dupont will be again be the key figure for the French and will be hoping to be back to his best as he had a rare off day against Australia. The Springboks suffered a narrow 19-16 loss to Ireland in their last match with their lack of a specialist goal kicker costing them the victory. They have again gone into this match without a recognized kicker although they have Manie Libbok on the bench. The bookies have France as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.53, Playabets 1.55 and Sunbet 1.54
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
France vs South Africa
- The Springboks have won their last eight matches against France.
Latest results for both teams
France won 30-29 in their last match against Australia while the Springboks lost 19-16 to Ireland in their last match.
The visitors will be keen to continue their excellent winning record against the French. This will be an extremely difficult task as the home side have swept all before them this year which includes them winning the Six Nations title. South Africa will look to attack the French scrum as they looked vulnerable in their last match. If the visitors can gain set piece dominance then they are in with a chance of causing an upset. This match will ultimately come down to the physicality of the Springboks up against the French flair. The home side looked rusty in their last match as they were playing their first test match in 4 months and will be looking for better cohesion especially in their potent backline. I am predicting a French win by 8 points
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Yoram Moefana, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Thibaud Flament, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the France victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the France handicap:
The complete odds on the France handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-4.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-4.5) 1.90
Playabets (-4.5) 1.91
Predictions and Odds in details
There is very poor returns on the France outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-4.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-4.5) 1.90 and Playabets (-4.5) 1.91
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