England vs France World Cup Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:

England will be looking to back up their thunderous win over Samoa in their World Cup opener when they meet France in Group A action on Saturday in Bolton.

England vs France Tips, Prediction & Preview

England vs France free expert Rugby League World Cup tips, predictions & preview – France have covered the +41.5 line in nine of their last 10 games…

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England vs France Tips

Best France +41.5 line odds $1.62 with Ladbrokes

  • France haven’t beaten England since 1981
  • France have covered the +41.5 line in nine of their last 10 games
  • France have covered the +41.5 line in their last four games vs England
  • Dominic Young scored a double in the win over Samoa
  • Elliot Whitehead scored a double in the win over Samoa

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England vs France Match Details

🌏 Competition: Rugby League World Cup
🗓 Date: Sunday October 23
Time: 3.00am AEDT
🏟 Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium


England vs France Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 24/10/21: France 10-30 England
  • 18/10/18: England 44-6 France
  • 12/11/17: England 36-6 France
  • 23/10/16: France 6-40 England
  • 25/10/15: England 84-4 France

England vs France Preview & Prediction

England made an emphatic statement in their tournament opener and they will be looking to double down when they host France in Bolton on Saturday.

England were heavily underestimated against a star-studded Samoan outfit last week, but the Poms produced a sublime performance to crush their opponents 60-6.

It was England’s biggest win in a World Cup since 2000, when they beat Fiji 66-10.

Young halfback Jack Welsby was on fire, while Knights winger Dominic Young scored a double in the first half, as did Raiders second-rower Elliot Whitehead in the second.

John Bateman is expected to come into the English side for this clash after missing the Samoa win through suspension.

Meanwhile, France were solid in an opening 34-12 dispatch of Greece. The French have failed to beat England since 1981, so obviously they will be up against it here.

Tony Gidot has immense talent, but lacks consistency. If the halfback fires for France, they’re capable of crossing for some tries in this game.

VERDICT:

Overall though, England should win this game fairly comfortably, especially if they maintain the level from the Samoa performance.

In saying that, France are a solid Rugby League nation and we don’t think this will be an absolute blow-out. Backing the French to cover the +41.5 line, something they’ve done in nine of their last 10 games and in their last four meetings with England (Best France +41.5 line odds $1.62 with Ladbrokes).


England vs France Teams

England: TBA

France: TBA


England vs France Stats

  • France haven’t beaten England since 1981
  • France have covered the +41.5 line in nine of their last 10 games
  • France have covered the +41.5 line in their last four games vs England
  • Dominic Young scored a double in the win over Samoa
  • Elliot Whitehead scored a double in the win over Samoa

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