The inaugural Autumn Nations Cup final is upon us as England take on France at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon (kick off 2pm).
England have swept all before them in this competition. Coach Eddie Jones has taken this tournament very seriously and despite having Ireland and Wales in their group, they stormed to three easy victories to set up a final against Les Bleus.
France have had a very stop-start campaign and have a squad of inexperienced players but they produced excellent performances to beat Scotland and Italy to reach the final at the home of rugby.
England against France always produced a really titanic tussle and although France are fielding less-heralded players, they will go into this game with no fear. It has all the ingredients for a memorable match!
England vs France Predictions
The Autumn Nations Cup has proven to be a huge success and England have been excellent since they beat Georgia in their first game of the tournament.
Last year’s beaten World Cup finalists have looked up for the battle since that first whistle blew and they have fielded very strong line-ups in all three games.
Their toughest match was last time out against an inexperienced Wales, who gave them a scare early on in Llanelli. This should give Les Bleus confidence that they can give England a real fright.
However, Jones’ men have looked imperious at times and it will take a herculean effort from France to even get within 10 points of their score.
We predict a comfortable win for England but there are plenty of interesting bets to look at.
England vs France Betting Tips
- Total points – Odd – 5/6
- England to win by 21-25 points – 11/2
- Highest scoring half – First half – 21/20
England vs France Head to Head
- The home side have won three of the last five matches played against France.
- France have not beaten England in an international at Twickenham since 2005.
- Les Blues won the last meeting between the sides in February.
England Team News
Eddie Jones makes one change from the side that beat Wales last weekend. Anthony Watson comes in on the right-wing in place of the injured Jonathan Joseph. Other than that, England mean business with a very strong line-up.
Team: Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.
France Team News
Les Bleus look set to name an unchanged side from the one that beat Italy 36-5 last weekend. That means their inexperienced charges can continue their promising start to their international careers.
Team: Rodrigue Neti, Peato Mauvaka, Dorian Aldegheri, Killian Geraci, Baptiste Pesenti, Cameron Woki, Sekou Macalou, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Serin, Matthieu Jalibert, Gabin Villiere, Jonathan Danty, Jean-Pascal Barraque, Teddy Thomas, Brice Dulin.
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