Tip England - France
England have won their last 14 games and a Grand Slam this year would see them breaking the world record of 18 straight international wins held by New Zealand. That's a long way off and England, who won the Six Nations last year and completed the Grand Slam, host France who had a disappointing tournament last year. England just keep on winning under their Australian coach whose biggest problem in the past year has been keeping his balance in the bathroom. England have won five of their last six games against France in this tournament and it's hard to see them not getting the win here. They have a few injury problems so the margin of victory at Twickenham won't be anywhere near a landslide. France won just two of their five games in this tournament last year. It'd have been just one if Italy had scored that last gasp kick. The French side have shown some improvement since then but have suffered a massive blow with the loss of Wesley Fofana. There's talk of France playing with a bit more flair this year, that may well play into the hands of England so go for the home side to win on a -10 handicap.
Key points England - France
England have won their last 14 internationals.
France only won two of their five games in the Six Nations last season.
France are without key player Wesley Fofana
England have won five of their last six games in this competition against France.
Conclusion England - France
England can make it 15 wins out of 15 when they host France in their first game of the Six Nations Championship. Go for England to win on a -10 handicap.
England France Prediction published on February 5, 2017