France vs Japan
France are looking to make it 13 wins on the trot and there are very few people that will bet against them as they welcome Japan in this Autumn international. The visitors lack of consistency was shown again in their last match as they were thrashed 52-13 by England. In their match prior to this they almost caused a major upset when they ran the All Blacks very close before losing 38-31 but looked a shadow of that team in the last match. France have swept all before them this year and included the world champions Springboks to their list of scalps last time out.
TIP: France keep on winning but have not showed that killer instinct in their recent matches, winning their last three matches by less than five points. They will want to unleash their power and speed on a Japanese side that seem to really struggle in away matches. For the visitors to have any chance in this match their high tempo game needs to be near perfect. 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 1.03, Playabets 1.02 and Sunbet 1.03
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
France vs Japan
- France have won four of the last five matches against Japan.
- The closest Japan came to beating France was in a 23-23 draw.
Latest results for both teams
France beat South Africa 30-26 in their last match while Japan were beaten 52-13 by England in their last match.
France will be without their talismatic leader Anton Dupont after the scrumhalf was suspended for four weeks following his red card against the Springboks. The Japanese have made wholesale changes for this match and it remains to be seen if it changes their luck. Despite the home team missing their start player there are plenty of attacking threats in the team especially the likes of Thomas Ramos and Damian Penaud can be deadly from the back on counter attack. Japan will want to avoid set pieces as this will be an area the home team will dominate. I am predicting another big loss for Japan by over 30 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Yoram Moefana, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Reda Wardi
15 Ryohei Yamanaka, 14 Dylan Riley, 13 Shogo Nakano, 12 Ryoto Nakamura, 11 Siosaia Fifita, 10 Seungsin Lee, 9 Naoto Saito, 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Pieter Labuschagné, 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Jack Cornelsen, 4 Warner Dearns, 3 Jiwon Gu, 2 Atsushi Sakate (c), 1 Keita Inagaki
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 (-23.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-23.5) 1.89
Playabets (-23.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are very poor odds on the France outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-23.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-23.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-23.5) 1.84
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