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England vs France: Predictions, tips & betting odds

07:29 GMT 09/12/2022
Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
The Al Bayt stadium should witness a thrilling and open encounter between two of the best attacking teams at the World Cup

England and France meet on Saturday evening in arguably the most high-profile clash of the World Cup quarter finals.

Les Bleus are the defending champions and are many people's favourites to lift the trophy again despite some important absentees.

Gareth Southgate's side meanwhile have been extremely impressive and boast the best group of English players for a generation.

England vs France latest odds

There is not much to chose between these two sides in the 90 minutes market with the French slight favourites at 7/5 (2.40) with bet365 while England can be backed at 2/1 (3.00).

The match is offered at 9/4 (3.25) to go to extra time and that seems like an interesting price given the possibility of a stalemate between these two well-matched teams.

England vs France first goal scorer odds

The difference-maker for France could well be Kylian Mbappe and the 23-year-old has already shone in Qatar netting five goals in three starts.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward is available at a healthy looking 9/2 (5.50) to break the deadlock, just ahead of England captain Harry Kane who is offered at 5/1 (6.00).

Elsewhere in the market Olivier Giroud is priced at 6/1 (7.00) while Antoine Griezmann and Marcus Rashford are both priced at 17/2 (9.50).

England vs France preview

With the firepower on display it seems difficult to envisage a low-scoring match and both sides have shown how deadly they can be in the final third.

At the other end of the pitch however, both sides have afforded chances to their opponents and France are yet to keep a clean sheet in the competition.

England for their part have enjoyed three shut-outs but even in the impressive 3-0 last-16 win over Senegal they allowed the African nation the kind of chances that France will surely not spurn.

Backing goals in this game seems to make plenty of sense and this should be an entertaining encounter.

England vs France tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 4/5 (1.80) while over 2.5 goals is offered at the attractive odds of evens (2.00).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.