France vs England Rugby Betting Tip – England +8 handicap – 19th March 2022

France can complete the Six Nations Grand Slam campaign

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France France vs England England
19th March 2022 – Kick Off 2000hrs
Rugby – France – Six Nations
Pick Engjland +8 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022

England are already out of the running when it comes to the title in this year’s Six Nations Championship.

But will they be able to throw a spanner in the works of the French title ambitions when the two meet in Paris on Saturday?

France have looked imperious throughout this year’s Six Nations and have the chance to wrap up the Grand Slam in style on home turf.

This is the final match of Saturday’s round of action, so France will already know if Ireland have beaten Scotland.

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France Preview – France have title within their sights

The scenario is straightforward for France, which is to beat England on Saturday and win the Six Nations.

If earlier in the day Ireland lost to Scotland, France will already be in party mood.

Les Bleus have a chance at the Grand Slam as well.

They have been favourites all the way in this season’s Six Nations Championship.

There is a quote of 1/3 on the win for France in Paris on Saturday* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

France seems to have it all at the moment.

They have a massive pack that is just stream-rolling past opponents, but there is also a sprinkling of tremendous flair in the banks.

Last weekend the French kept their title challenge going with a win over Wales.

That wasn’t the most comfortable of wins that they took, but great character was shown by the French.

One thing that France have been doing, is kicking a lot from hand, patiently waiting for their chances to open.

With the weight of the home crowd behind them, it looks as if they will get across the line.

Our betting prediction:
France 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365)


It doesn’t feel as if they are going to really buckle under the pressure, not at home.

France look confident and have won their last seven international fixtures in a row.

Back in the Autumn, then came up with a scintillating win over New Zealand.

A France -8 handicap is at a quote of even money* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

France have suffered one home defeat since a Six Nations reverse against Wales in 2019.

Les Bleus have scored the opening points in all four of their Six Nations matches this season.

France Line Up

15-Jaminet; 14-Penaud, 13-Fickou, 12-Danty, 11-Villiere; 10-Ntamack, 9-Dupont (capt); 1-Baille, 2-Marchand, 3-Atonio, 4-Woki, 5-Willemse, 6-Cros, 7-Jelonch, 8-Alldritt

Replacements: 16-Mauvaka, 17-Gros, 18-Haouas, 19-Taofifenua, 20-Flament, 21-Cretin, 22-Lucu, 23-Ramos.


England Preview – England look to spoil France’s party

England have no shot at the title and are in danger of finishing fifth in the Six Nations for the second season running.

After their opening loss in Scotland, England responded with unconvincing wins against Italy and Wales.

Last weekend, they went down to 14-men within a couple of minutes at Twickenham against Ireland.

Despite showing some guts and resilience, England ended up losing to the Irish, pushing them out of the title race.

In the match outright, England are 13/5 match underdogs* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).

While England do look as strong as ever up front, there hasn’t been a lot going on in the backs.

There has not been much creativity or willingness to open up matches.

In England’s four Six Nations matches this season, there have been just six first-half tries.

Aside from their match against Italy, England have come up with just two tries this season.

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England have Ben Youngs back at scrum-half, while George Furbank comes in at full-back.

In their last five Six Nations matches in Paris, England have won just twice.

There has been only one win for the away team on the day, in the last nine Six Nations matches between the two countries.

With France likely to kick, England are probably going to be following suit to a degree.

Expect a lot of pragmatic play by England who won’t want to give the French backs room, particularly in the second half.

England Line Up

15-Furbank; 14-Steward, 13-Marchant, 12-Slade, 11-Nowell; 10-Smith, 9-Youngs; 1-Genge, 2-George, 3-Stuart, 4-Itoje, 5-Isiekwe, 6-Lawes (capt), 7-Underhill, 8-Simmonds.

Replacements: 16-Dolly, 17-Marler, 18-Sinckler, 19-Chessum, 20-Dombrandt, 21-Randall, 22-Ford, 23-Daly.

France vs England Betting Advice

Only one of the last six meetings between France and England have been won by more than seven points.

There has been a winning average of 4.4 points per victory in that sequence.

With that, in mind and England +8 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – France vs England Betting Tip

  • France are on a seven match winning streak in Test
  • France have suffered one defeated in their last eight Six Nations home matches
  • England have won two of their last five Six Nations matches in Paris


England will try and disrupt and they have won more penalties at scrums in this season’s Six Nations than any other team.

But if a chance comes their way, you feel like France are going to take it and they should land the win.

France 1-10 winning margin at 21/10* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on March 18th, 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for France vs England

France to win: 1/9 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
England to win: 6/1 at Bet365