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Both teams to score

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England vs France Predictions & Betting Tips (World Cup)

 by Steve Ashfield |

Not since 1962 has a country successfully defended the World Cup. France continue their bid to buck that trend when facing England in the 2022 World Cup quarter finals. This is a much anticipated game on both sides of the English Channel and around the globe. France have been impressive when playing a full strength line-up with Mbappe and Giroud having scored eight goals between them. They have their work cut out against an English team that has already scored 12 goals in this tournament and kept three consecutive clean sheets. This could be a game that is decided by a brilliant display from one particular player. Will it be Mbappe or perhaps Kane?
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2.75 3.1 2.7
3.17 3.18 2.5
3.12 3.38 2.44
3 3.2 2.55
2.77 3.15 2.72
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Bookmakers have France as the 2.4 favorites to win this quarter final in 90 minutes. England are 3.00 to be the winners and not need extra time. A draw after 90 minutes can be backed at 3.25. It is also possible to bet on which of the two teams will qualify for the semi-finals. France are odds on at 1.72 with England at 2.1 to make it into the next round.


Head to head


33 %


33 %


33 %

13 Jun 2017 - International Friendlies

3 :  2

17 Nov 2015 - International Friendlies

2 :  0

11 Jun 2012 - Euro

1 :  1

Form Analysis

France have won three of their four games in this tournament. They have had group wins over Australia, Denmark and in the last 16 France beat Poland. Tunisia beat France in the final group game but the French side left their key players on the bench. France are yet to keep a clean sheet and both teams have scored in three of their four matches played in Qatar. Of 12 games played this year, France have won six with four losses and two draws. The loss to Tunisia is the only one they have suffered in their last 11 matches in the World Cup finals.

England are unbeaten in this tournament with three wins over Iran, Wales and Senegal and a draw with the USA. 12 goals have been scored by them with at least three goals scored in three of their four matches. This is by far the best form that England have shown in the past six months. Their Nations League campaign saw England draw three games and lose the same amount. Fans must be wondering where all the goals have come from in their last five fixtures. The five played before a 3-3 draw with Germany had seen England fail to score from open play. 

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Starting 11


Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

J Pickford
K Walker
J Grealish
H Maguire
L Shaw
D Rice
M Mount
J Bellingham
R Sterling
H Kane
M Rashford
O Giroud
K Mbappe
A Griezmann
K Coman
A Rabiot
A Tchouameni
T Hernandez
D Upamecano
R Varane
J Kounde
H Lloris

Formation : 4 - 2 - 3 - 1


Squad analysis

England have Raheem Sterling back in their squad but he's unlikely to play a part in this game. Declan Rice has returned to training and should start this game. Callum Wilson has missed two training sessions this week but isn't really in contention to start the game. Kylian Mbappe also missed a training session this week but is fully expected to take his place in the French starting line-up. No fresh injury problems have been reported.

England - France key points

  1. Both teams have scored in all of the four French games in this tournament.
  2. England have scored 15 goals in their last five matches.
  3. Both teams have scored in three of the last four games played between these two countries.
  4. France have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 games.
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Our England vs France prediction

This looks like being the match of the round in the World Cup quarter finals. English hopes weren't that high when their team arrived in Qatar. They'd been relegated in the Nations League and put in some very disappointing performances. There was a lack of goals too but that has all changed in this tournament. 12 goals have been scored in four games and one of those was a goalless draw!  England may be the slight underdogs in this game but they have no reason to be scared of their opponents. They have never lost to France in the World Cup and beat them on their way to winning the trophy in 1966. The worry that English fans have is that their team will put in a performance like the one against the USA. Then there's the fact that they could have had very different results against the Americans and Senegal if their opponents had taken the chances they created.

France haven't had a fantastic 2022 and had to battle to avoid relegation in the Nations League. They have improved in the second half of the year and have impressed in this tournament. The loss to Tunisia can be ignored, that just proved they haven't got the strongest of squads. Keeping a clean sheet is not one of their strong points. None have been kept in this World Cup even when playing their strongest available line-up. Our prediction for this England v France match is both teams to score.

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Over 2.5 goals - odds : 2.1 at Bet365

This does not look like being a low-scoring match. Four of the last five England games have seen over 2.5 goals scored in them. The over 2.5 goals statistic has come up in all three of the French games in this tournament in which a full-strength team was fielded.

England to Qualify - odds : 2.1 at Bet365

If England are on form, there is no reason why they cannot beat France. A repeat of the performances shown against Iran, Wales and Senegal can see them win this match. France have Mbappe, Griezmann and Giroud but England have plenty of matchwinners in their team. Their midfield looks the stronger of the two and their defending has improved with Pickford in good form. It might take extra time to get the win but England can be backed to qualify for the last four.

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England vs France match : Frequently asked questions

This match is being played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
This game between England and France kicks off at 7pm UK time, that's 10pm in Qatar.
This quarter final is being shown live on ITV1. If going online, it can also be seen on ITVX. The game will also be covered in-depth on the Sportytrader LiveScore page.
Players will be pleased that this game is being played in the evening with an expected temperature of 17 degrees celcius.
The winners of this quarter final will take on either Portugal or Morocco in the semi-finals.

Brazilian Wilton Sampaio has been appointed by Fifa to officiate the quarter-final between France and England. An international referee since 2013, he has already officiated three matches at this World Cup: Senegal-Netherlands (0-2), Poland-Saudi Arabia (2-0) and the Round of 16 match between the Netherlands and the United States (3-1). The Brazilian will be assisted by his two compatriots Bruno Boschilia and Bruno Pires. Spain's Juan Martinez, Alejandro Hernandez and another Brazilian, Neuza Back, will be in charge of VAR.

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