France vs England
The Guinness Six Nations once again shows why it is the most elite International Championship in the rugby arena outside of the World Cups. The competition will be decided in the final match as France take on England at the Stade de France. The home team lead the table with 18 points while the English are in third place with 10 points. France are the only unbeaten team in the competition and only need to win to claim the title for the first time since 2010. Victory will also see them make achieve the Grand Slam by beating all five nations in one season.
TIP: France will be hoping that this year is different to last season when they had the opportunity to win the title but lost their last match to Scotland. This year though the team is much more experienced and settled and it’s hard to see them lose to an out of form England. England will be playing the role of party poopers as an away win will deny the French the title if Ireland also win. England will be determined not to allow the home team to complete the Grand Slam. The bookies have the France as favourites but I tip England for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 3.70, Playabets 3.80 and Sunbet 3.55.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
France vs England
- France have only won once in the last four matches between these sides.
- England have only won one of the last five away matches to France.
- The home team have won the last six matches between these teams .
Latest results for both teams
France won their last match 13-9 against Wales while England lost 32-15 to Ireland in their last match.
England will be confident against the hosts as they have lost only once in their last four matches against them. England can count themselves very unlucky in their last match as they played almost the entire game with 14 men following Charlie Ewels red card. They will also be without skipper Tom Curry who was injured in the defeat to Ireland. England are the one team that can match the physicality of France and this should give them a chance to cause an upset. The home team will again rely on Captain Anton Dupont while the English will pin their hopes on Marcus Smith. I am predicting an upset win for England by two points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Melvyn Jaminet, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Gabin Villiere, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Anthony Jelonch, 6 Francois Cros, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes (captain), 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the England victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the England handicap :
The complete odds on the England handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+7.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+7.5) 1.87
Playabets (+7.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
France will be desperate to shake of the chockers tag and win their first Six Nations crown since 2010. This is certainly their golden generation and they will be very hard to stop from winning. England are a team that always seems to play their best rugby when they are rank underdogs and the 2019 World Cup semifinal is a classic example. There are great odds on the English upset victory but if you are looking for a safer bet then I suggest that you back the away team on the generous handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+7.5) 1.87 and Playabets (+7.5) 1.81
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