England v France Tips & Predictions
12th October 2019 – 09:15
Match Preview & Team News
England and France will determine who finishes at the top of the Pool C standings on Saturday when they take on each other in Yokohama. Both teams head into the pool decider with a perfect record, but Eddie Jones’ men left a much better impression in the process. They outclassed each of their group rivals with ease, allowing no more than 20 points in total in three outings.
After demolishing wins over pool minnows Tonga and USA, England were expected to be tested in the third-round fixture against Argentina. Nonetheless, they took advantage of Tomas Lavinini’s red card to march past 14-man Pumas 39-10 seven days ago. Jonny May, Elliott Daly, and Ben Youngs were all on target with first-half tries to lead the game England’s way and remove doubts about the match-winner before the interval.
A win against France would send England on Australia in the quarter-final as Wales will likely win the Pool D. Les Bleus are also already in the knockout phase after winning each of their three fixtures so far. However, they surprisingly struggled to edge past Tonga last weekend at Kumamoto Stadium.
France did not shine in the final third in any of three wins even though they’ve faced the likes of Tonga and the United States along the way. They notched narrow 23-21 wins over Argentina and Tonga. Furthermore, they scored no more than 8 points in the previous meeting with England in February this year at the Six Nations. England won three of the last four encounters with Les Bleus.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
England are heavy favourites here and we will back them to win by at least 13 points difference as the main pick at the 10/11 odds.
Half Time Market Prediction
Since England demolished France in their previous H2H clash (44-8), we will also back them to win the first half by at least 7 points difference at 9/10 odds.
England v France predictions:
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