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England vs France predictions: World Cup 2022 quarterfinal odds & best bets

18:22 WAT 08/12/2022
Al Bayt Stadium
Both teams have been impressive during this World Cup run, and the momentum could swing in favor of either team

In a quarterfinal clash between two of the top teams remaining in the World Cup, England is set to take on France at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The reigning World Cup winners will continue their quest to defend the trophy against Gareth Southgate’s talented England side.

France has looked just as dominant as they did four years ago, despite missing several key players from that squad. Didier Deschamps will continue to look to Kylian Mbappé, who currently leads the Golden Boot race with a tournament-high five goals. Additionally, France’s defense has proven to be one of the strongest in the tournament, but will surely be tested against England’s versatile attack.

Southgate will have some tough decisions to make come matchday. England’s coach has struggled to find the best 11 players on his squad this tournament, and will now be without one of the country’s top scorers in Raheem Sterling.  

Nevertheless, the Three Lions have proven they aren’t like previous English teams, and should be taken seriously as a tournament contender.

England vs France Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: England (+200) | Draw (+230) | France (+135)
  • Draw No Bet: England (+110) |France (-155)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 ( +100) | Under 2.5 (-135)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-130) | No (-110)

England vs France odds are current as of Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. on BetMGM Sportsbook.

England enter this match as underdogs for the first time in this tournament. Oddsmakers are backing the reigning champions by a slight margin, and rightfully so.

With how well both teams have performed thus far, I would stay away from the 3-way handicap as this match can truly go either way. I also wouldn’t rule out the possibility of extra time after 90 minutes.

Both attacks have been strong enough to warrant a look at the Over, as well as “Both Teams to Score: Yes” as better betting options for this match.

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England vs France Betting Tips

  • England’s 12 goals have come from eight different players with Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford leading the squad with three apiece. Southgate’s squad has only failed to score in one match, a 0-0 draw with the United States.
  • England have conceded just twice this tournament, posting a clean sheet in three of their four games. Both goals came against Iran in their opening group game.
  • Sterling will not play in this match after an attempted robbery took place at his London home. The winger’s availability for the rest of the tournament is still in question.
  • France has conceded one goal in each match of the tournament thus far. Les Bleus have only allowed 30 shots and seven on target, but four have resulted in goals for the opposition.
  • Despite missing some key players in the midfield, France has averaged 58% possession in the tournament.
  • Only three French players have scored, with Mbappé and Olivier Giroud combining for eight of the nine goals. Adrien Rabiot is the only other French player to find the back of the net this World Cup.

England vs France Predictions

England 2-2 France (France win 3-2 on penalties)

Fans of football should prepare for one of the best games of the tournament when these two powerhouses kick off against one another in the Quarterfinals.

Both squads have been more than impressive during this World Cup run, and the momentum could swing in favor of either team at any point in this match. While I expect Mbappé and Les Bleus to eventually prevail, this match is destined to go beyond 90 minutes and will be filled with several haymakers from both heavy-weight squads.

England vs France Best Bet

France - Total Goals Regular Time Over 1.5 (+130)

WAGER: 2 Units

When Les Bleus put their top 11 players on the pitch, goals have been a sure thing from this star-studded attack. 

Giroud already eclipsed French legend, Thierry Henry, as the top goalscorer in the history of the national team, and Mbappé has solidified himself as one of the top players in the world so far this tournament.

That tandem has dominated every defense tasked with slowing France down to this point. They should score at least two goals in this match, something they’ve accomplished in every match they’ve started in at this World Cup.