France vs Wales
France welcome Wales to Paris for this final round match in the Six Nations. The home team will be in confident mood after they thrashed England 53-10 at Twickenham in their last match. Wales finally got their first win of the tournament when they defeated Italy last time out, a win that ensured they don’t end last on the log. The home team was at their brilliant best in the last match led by their mercurial Captain Anton Dupont. If they can produce a performance anywhere close to that, then Wales will be in for a long afternoon.
TIP: Wales boss Warren Gatland has ditched his policy of picking youngsters as he may fear the same fate may befall him that England experienced last week. He has instead gone for experience in his team selection, looking more to keeping the scoreline respectable rather than going for the win. The French have only made a couple of changes as both were injury enforced. The bookies have France as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.06, Gbets 1.06 and Hollywoodbets 1.07
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
France vs Wales
- France have won the last four matches against Wales.
- Wales had won the three in a row before this run of French victories.
Latest results for both teams
France beat England 53-10 in their last match while Wales beat Italy 29-17 in their last match.
The performance of the French against England will reaffirm their favourite status for the World Cup later this year especially as they are hosting it. They played complete rugby with the interplay between the backs and forwards a delight to watch but extremely difficult to defend. The Welsh team will be looking to play a conservative game as they will be cautious rather than reckless. The home side is second on the log and still harbors faint hopes of winning the title. They will need a bonus point win and hope that Ireland loses at home to England which is highly unlikely. The French hold the advantage in all areas therefore I predict a home win by more than 20 points
Probable Starting XVs
15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Ethan Dumortier, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Francois Cros, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Thibaud Flament, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille
15 Louis Rees-Zammit, 14 Josh Adams, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens (c), 1 Wyn Jones
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:
Betway 1.91 (-20.5)
Gbets 1.90 (-20.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-20.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Scotland outright win but of you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.91 (-20.5), Gbets 1.90 (-20.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-20.5)
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