Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the World Cup round of 8 game between England and France and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
England are to battle against France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium this coming Saturday.
England and France worked their way through their respective groups to qualify for the round of 16 and then the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Both are highly motivated to continue their quest for the title, with a semi-final spot up for grabs this weekend. England sit at number 5 in the FIFA world ranking, while France enter their match on Saturday as number 4.
Form: England vs France
England should be high on confidence, as their last three matches saw them win twice. They started off drawing 0-0 with USA, before beating first Wales by 0-3, then Senegal in a 3-0 win. The Three Lions claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing four along the way. They endured three defeats in this run.
Results have been up and down for France, who beat Denmark by 2-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 1-0 against Tunisia, before claiming three points in a 3-1 win against Poland. The reigning world champions have claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run.
Betting stats for England and France
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that England and France played across all competitions.
- England have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- England have not lost the last 5 matches in a row
- In 4 of the last 5 England matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 3 England matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- England have won 3 of the last 4 matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 8 of the last 10 France matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- France have conceded in 9 of the last 10 matches
- France have lost 3 of the last 4 matches and both teams scored at the same time
- In 3 of the last 4 matches France played, both teams scored
- France have won 3 of the last 4 matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5
Interesting players: England vs France
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Marcus Rashford, who is performing well for England. He found the back of the net three times in his most recent World Cup outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against France. The visitors will be looking to Kylian Mbappe to find the net once again, after managing five World Cup goals so far..
Betting markets: England vs France
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, England won three times, drew four and lost three times. France claimed four wins, drew two times and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments. England are without defeat in five matches on the spin.
Both teams to score
England scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Curiously, France only scored the opening goal of the match in two of the last ten away games. England have not conceded a goal in 3 consecutive games. Of the previous 10 outings, France scored the opening goal five times, whereas England were first on target in three of their last 10 games.
England saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of France’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.4 goals in these matches.
Recommended tip: England vs France
To summarize, the upcoming World Cup clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for England vs France mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.