England vs France Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 10/12/2022

England vs France Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 10/12/2022
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England vs France Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 10/12/2022

England - France

World Cup 2022 - Al Bayt Stadium

3rd Round

*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them.

The second game to be played on Saturday, December 10th at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is another quarter-final duel, a familiar derby between England and France. If you want to learn more about this game and get some free betting tips, make sure to read our preview of the match.

England vs France World Cup 2022 Prediction

England defeated Senegal 3-0 to set up a date with France in the Quarter-Finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. France strolled past Australia as everyone expected with Mbappe taking centre stage once again. Do England have what it takes to minimize the threat of Mbappe and progress through to yet another major tournament Semi-Final?

 

England Double Chance

England have a good record against France over the years, picking up 17 wins, 5 draws and just 9 defeats from the pair's 31 previous encounters. However, in more recent years, France have had the edge over the English but the last three meetings between the two nations have produced one win, one draw and one defeat each.

The English team has been strong defensively in this tournament and they obviously know how to score goals, while France have struggled defensively at times and face a very tough test against this England attack.

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Both Teams to Score

Both of these teams have found scoring goals in Qatar relatively easy with England being the competition's top scorer during the group stage. While Southgate's men are yet to concede a single goal since the 6-2 win over Iran, they will face by far their toughest test of the tournament against France who in Mbappe have possibly the World's best player right now.

It's hard to see either side keeping their clean sheet intact during the opening 90-minutes in what should prove to be a truly entertaining game of football that could end up lasting longer than expected.

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Everything you need to know about England vs France

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Let's take a closer look at the very latest markets and odds for the Quarter-Final match-up between England and France,

  • England odds: 25/12 (3.08)
  • Draw odds: 30/13 (3.31)
  • France odds: 20/13 (2.54)

France head into this quarter-final tie as the favourite to win and that might just play into the hands of the English who seem to play better without any added pressure. However, the French aren't huge favourites since their win probability is 39.4%, based on the average odds. Meanwhile, England has a win probability of 32.4%, while a draw has a probability of 28.6%, so the bookies clearly expect a very clsoe game.

The bookmakers are leaning towards this game being low-scoring as the odds on Under 2.5 Goals are currently priced at 13/16 (55.2%), while a bet on Over 2.5 Goals is valued at 11/10 (47.6%) as things stand.

As you might imagine, the Anytime Goalscorer odds favour Kylian Mbappe right now and you can back the Frenchman to score against England at 15/8 (34.8), with Harry Kane priced at 41/20 (32.8%) to score in the quarter-final.

Previous Meetings

England and France have met many times before, but it's been five years since their last duel. That was a friendly game played in 2017 and we will talk more about it later in our preview.

Meanwhile, England and France only met twice in World Cup history. Their first duel was back in 1966, on England's home soil, when the English won their one and only World Cup title. The two teams met in group stages and England beat France 2-0 in that game. The second time they played each other on the biggest stage was in 1982, once again in group stages, and once again England emerged victorious, this time 3-1.

Will England pass their toughest test yet?

England

Early on against Senegal, England needed Pickford to stop them from going behind but once Henderson opened the scoring in the 38th-minute, Southgate's men never looked back. Kane made it 2-0 before the break with his first goal of the tournament and just before the hour mark, Saka scored a third to wrap up a comfortable England victory and setup a date with France in the Quarter-Finals.

Team News:

After flying home to the UK earlier, Raheem Sterling is back with the team now, but it remains to be seen whether he will get a chance in the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Ben White is out of the game due to personal reasons. Declan Rica also dealt with illness the past week, but he should be ready for the game.

Predicted Lineup: Pickford (GK), Walker, Maguire, Stones, Shaw, Henderson, Rice, Foden, Saka, Bellingham & Kane

France

France were the heavy favourites to beat Poland in the last 16 and despite a decent performance from Lewandowski and co in the opening forty-five, a goal from Giroud just before the break put France into complete control of the game. Mbappe put his name firmly at the top of the list for the Golden Boot award as the young French striker scored two goals in the second half to put France 3-0 up. Poland pulled a goal back through a last-ditch Lewandowski penalty that just took the shine off what was a near-perfect performance from the French.

Team News:

Other than the false alarm regarding Mbappe's potential injury that we heard about over the past few days, not much has happened in the French team and they seem to be in good shape ahead of the quarter finals.

Predicted Lineup: Lloris (GK), Varane, Hernández, Upamecano, Koundé, Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Giroud, Griezmann, Dembélé & Mbappé

Starting Lineups

England

4-1-2-3
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Jordan Pickford
gb
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Kyle Walker
gb
5
John Stones
gb
6
Harry Maguire
gb
3
Luke Shaw
gb
4
Declan Rice
gb
8
Jordan Henderson
gb
22
Jude Bellingham
gb
17
Bukayo Saka
gb
9
Harry Kane
gb
20
Phil Foden
gb
Substitutes
13
Nick Pope
gb
7
Jack Grealish
gb
25
James Maddison
gb
14
Kalvin Phillips
gb
11
Marcus Rashford
gb
19
Mason Mount
gb
15
Eric Dier
gb
10
Raheem Sterling
gb
23
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
24
Callum Wilson
gb
16
Conor Coady
gb
12
Kieran Trippier
gb
26
Conor Gallagher
gb
18
Trent Alexander-Arnold
gb

France

4-2-3-1
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Hugo Lloris
fr
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Jules Kounde
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Raphael Varane
fr
18
Dayot Upamecano
fr
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Theo Hernandez
fr
8
Aurelien Tchouameni
fr
14
Adrien Rabiot
fr
11
Ousmane Dembele
fr
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Antoine Griezmann
fr
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Kylian Mbappe
fr
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Olivier Giroud
fr
Substitutes
17
William Saliba
fr
13
Youssouf Fofana
fr
16
Steve Mandanda
fr
25
Eduardo Camavinga
fr
6
Matteo Guendouzi
fr
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
3
Axel Disasi
fr
24
Ibrahima Konate
fr
15
Jordan Veretout
fr
20
Kingsley Coman
fr
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Benjamin Pavard
fr
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Marcus Thuram
fr
12
Randal Kolo Muani
fr

Player to Watch: Kylian Mbappe

This feels like an obvious choice but the performance of Kylian Mbappe could swing this game in one team's direction. France have relied on their star player to fire them to glory at the World Cup with the 23-year-old PSG forward netting 5-goals at the World Cup so far, making him the odds-on favourite to claim the Golden Boot award.

Mbappe has also chipped in with 2-assists making him one of his nation's key playmakers as well as being a goal threat. the relationship between Mbappe, Giroud and Griezmann has been key to France's progression in Qatar with the trio combining on numerous occasions to create and score goals for one another. However, if you take Mbappe out of this France side then they suddenly become far less of a threat and England will be looking to mark Mbappe tightly throughout the Quarter-Final as they know that this will be key to their own success.

  • Mbappe for France: 63-caps, 33-goals
  • Mbappe Top Goalscorer at the World Cup: 3/5 (1.60)
  • Mbappe First Goalscorer against England: 5/1 (6.00)

The Guardian talk about how England will be looking to keep a shackle on Mbappe with coach Steve Holland working on a plan to keep the superstar as quiet as possible. England have been very strong at the back in Qatar, keeping clean sheets in all of their games since the 6-2 win over Iran, but can they stop Mbappe from scoring or creating goals for his teammates this weekend? We will just have to wait and see.

Will Mbappe lead his national team to glory once again?

Speaking to Sky Sports, Kyle Walker has stated that England will not roll out the red carpet for Mbappe, which suggests that the Three Lions do indeed have a plan for France's talisman,

“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.”

Strong words there from the England and Man City defender but is there a danger that England are focusing too much on one player? Not according to Walker,

“I think the game's not England vs Mbappe, it's England vs France… When we've played in the four times against PSG for Man City in the Champions League, you're not just thinking about Mbappe… I think it is exactly the same on Saturday… He's a tool in their armoury that is very good, but there are other good players and we can't underestimate them. [They have] players that have won big titles, won World Cups… So OK, he [Mbappe] is a great player, we know that – that is why all of the questions are about him.”

It's clear that England will need to find a way to stop Mbappe if he plays anywhere near to the level he has already in Qatar but France have more threats than just Mbappe and England themselves have plenty to worry the French as Southgate's men were the top scoring side in the group stage and then put three goals passed Senegal in the last 16.

What happened the last time these two sides met?

We have to go back 5-years to 2017 for the last meetings between France and England. It was a friendly game held at the Stade de France in which Southgate's men took an early lead through Kane, after good work from Bertrand who claimed the assist.

However, France would go in at the break in front following an equaliser from Umtiti in the 22nd-minute and a second goal from former Everton loanee, Sidibe. England won a penalty early in the second -half which Kane converted to make the scoreline 2-2 and French defender Varane was sent-off for the offence that led to the spot-kick being awarded.

England failed to make the most of their one-man advantage and 12-minutes from time, Mbappe setup Dembele who scored what turned out to be the winning goal.

France 3-2 England

England vs France Prediction: Your Questions

England vs France

  • Where can I watch the match live? – ITV, STV, ITVX & STV Player.
  • Where is the game going to be played? – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.
  • What is the starting time of the fixture? – 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET.