Here we are with our England vs France betting tips for a match that could easily be the final. This is a mighty contest, with two teams hard to separate, so any England vs France betting predictions cannot be made with total confidence, but that is the beauty of the World Cup, everyone will enjoy doing so anyway. France has been installed as slight favourites, but the English have been performing equally, if not better, than their opponents so far in the tournament, so splitting them is almost impossible.
England vs France Match Information
England vs France
10 December 2022
10 pm local time
Al Bayt Stadium
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Bookmakers see France as a narrow favourite and you can get the price of almost 2.40 at Bet365 for them to win. Here we offer up a thorough preview of the game; analyse some of the possible value betting markets; and provide some tentative England vs France predictions for what could well be the match of the competition so far.
There are some matches that capture the imagination of football fans the world over, and this battle between two of the top five ranked nations at the quarter-final stage, is certainly one that falls very much into that category. These two old rivals are possibly playing as well as any of the teams left in the tournament, so it promises to be a titanic affair. Both sides have shown real flair in the attacking play, making any WC 2022 predictions in this match, incredibly difficult.
I think the game's not England vs Mbappe, it's England vs France. We respect that he is a good player in good form, but I am not going to roll out a red carpet for him and tell him to go and score. I'm representing my country at the quarter-final in a World Cup, it's do or die really. If we lose, we go home. He's not going to stand in my way of winning a World Cup for my country. - Kyle Walker before the match against France, Sky Sports
France, of course, has at their disposal arguably the best player in the world at this moment in time in Kylian Mbappe (whom Lionel Messi fans would no doubt put up a strong argument against). He almost single-handedly destroyed the gutsy Polish challenge in the last round and will need special defensive attention if the English are to nullify his threat. There's no coincidence Mbappe leads the current betting predictions for the World Cup top goalscorer prepared in the related article by JohnnyBet experts.
England made hard work of their game against Senegal, but once they got their noses in front, they pretty much had the game in the bag. Defensively they still look vulnerable, but some of their forward play was a joy to watch and knitting it all together was Jude Bellingham, who even though only 19 years old, is putting up a strong case to be player of the tournament.
The match itself will be played on Saturday 10 December, kicking off at 10 pm local time, at the Al Bayt Stadium. It will be England's third match at the venue, which may offer some advantage, especially as it will be the French outfit's first. These two old adversaries have met many times in the past with the English holding an almost two-to-one win ratio, but recent fixtures have tended to favour “Les Blues”. Indeed, in seven meetings since the turn of the millennium, the English have won just once.
It is going to be some game and it could come down to a touch of good fortune or a bad mistake that will settle things. With that in mind, the England vs France best prediction would be for an almighty contest, with neither side conceding an inch.
England and France have already met on numerous occasions, most of which have been friendly games. In total, England has a record of 17 wins, 5 draws, and 9 losses. In World Cup tournaments, both sides have met twice with the English team winning both encounters - 2-0 in 1966 on the road to the final victory and 3-1 in 1982. However, the last time England and France played with each other was an exhibition game in 2017 which the French won 3-2.
England vs France World Cup Record
6-2 vs Iran [W]
4-1 vs Australia [W]
0-0 vs USA [D]
2-1 vs Denmark [W]
3-0 vs Wales [W]
0-1 vs Tunisia [L]
3-0 vs Senegal [W]
Round of 16
3-1 vs Poland [W]
1.2 England vs France Team News
It's still unknown whether Raheem Sterling will be able to come back to Qatar and play. Dealing with some personal issues may force him to start this match on the bench at best. Ben White is ruled out due to personal problems, while Callum Wilson is the only player suffering from a small knock; but his presence on the bench is expected. In France, Lucas Hernandez remains the only injured player and he'll surely miss this contest.
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Without Raheem Sterling and Ben White, England's XI is rather easy to predict. Although Declan Rice missed one training this week, there's nothing suggesting he could miss the clash with France and he should play from the beginning. There were rumours wondering whether Southgate would decide to change from 4-3-3 to 5-2-3, but the English manager will stick to the formation that has been effective so far.
Apart from Lucas Hernandez's injury, there are no reasons to worry in France. We expect to see the same XI as in their stunning 3-1 victory over Poland. Earlier this week, the media speculated about a possible Mbappe's injury, but the PSG superstar is perfectly fit and ready to play. Meanwhile, Jules Kounde will continue as the right-back despite his inappropriate behaviour in the Round of 16 when he appeared on the pitch with his necklace on.
2. England vs France Betting Odds
The leading bookmakers wasted no time in getting their WC 2022 odds out for this massive game, and punters need to look no further than the likes of 1XBET, Bet365, and Pinnacle to find the most competitive. With regards to the England vs France winner odds, the French are slight favourites at around 2.40; with England just behind at around 3.00; and it is over 3.20 for the draw at full-time. If you can't decide on the outcome of this fixture, we invite you to browse and analyse other odds for the World Cup markets gathered in one place in the related JohnnyBet article.
In the other markets, the first goalscorer remains one of the most popular and unsurprisingly, Mbappe at around 6.00, and Kane at almost 7.20 are likely to attract the most interest. However, there could be better value with Bukayo Saka at 15.00 and Olivier Giroud at close to 10.00, as they both have three goals to their name already in the tournament. If the England vs France correct score betting odds are your thing then a massive price on an English 2-0 victory looks tasty, although a 2-1 scoreline in favour of the French at tempting odds also makes some appeal.
England vs France - Total Number of Goals - Best odds
With the England vs France odds so evenly matched the half-time/full-time bets could be a way of finding value. The Draw/France at a reasonable price will receive plenty of takers, as will Draw/England, but to really make things interesting how about England/France at huge odds, or better still France/England at nearly 50.00?
3. England vs France Prediction
This is a game where there will be England vs France predictions that will put up good arguments for both sides to win, but with the teams so evenly matched, it will inevitably come down to certain defining moments in the game that will settle it.
Possibly a piece of individual brilliance, a cruel deflection, or maybe even a controversial decision by the officials (including VAR), that is the way these types of contests are often decided. France starts as favourites, possibly rightly so, although it there really isn't anything to choose between them.
They both have world-class operators in their squads and it will potentially come down to which ones show up on the night. The French have the likes of Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Hugo Llores; whilst England can call on Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka; but perhaps the key difference could be Bellingham.
He is almost the complete package of a midfielder and still a teenager, and he can be the difference in the day. An England vs France betting prediction is one of the most difficult in the tournament thus far, but with the feel-good factor amongst the English, as it is at present, they can just sneak it, possibly after extra time.
3.1 England vs France Score Prediction
We expect to see at least two goals in this game, which means that a goalless draw or the lowest possible wins are out of the table for our England vs France betting score prediction. Having said that, we think that France won't let the English team take the semi-final spot from them. Therefore, our advisable England vs France score betting prediction is for the current world champions to win 2-0 or 2-1. However, we see a draw as a possibility here, so we don't completely rule out 1-1 and extra time.
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4. England vs France FAQ
4.1 ⚽ When and where is the match?
The game will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium, on Saturday 10 December, with a 10 pm kick-off local time.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
The early England vs France odds at Bet365 have the French as favourites at 2.40; with England at 3.00; and it is 3.20 for the draw.
4.3 ⚽ Have either team played at the Al Bayt Stadium before?
This will be England's 3rd game at this stadium; for the French, it will be their first appearance.
4.4 ⚽ Where is the best place to find free bets for this match?
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