Tip England - France
Ireland away in their first Six Nations fixture wasn't one that England were expected to win. That's what happened though and now they host France looking to make it two wins out of two. They make a couple of changes with Chris Ashton making his first appearance in the Six Nations since 2013 and the hope is he'll be able to get an early try to put England on top. England have won two of their last three meetings with the French but did lose away to them last year. At Twickenham though, England haven't lost to France since 2005.
France lost their opening fixture to Wales despite taking a good lead in the first half. They have made several changes for this game and their coach is looking for them to play at the tempo they did when dominating Wales last week. They couldn't keep that up though and paid the price and the danger is they will do the same at Twickenham. England have won 15 of their last 16 home games in the Six Nations and the tip here is for them to win this match leading at both half and full time.
Key points England - France
France haven't beaten England at Twickenham since 2005.
England have won 15 of their last 16 home games in the Six Nations.
England have won nine of their last 12 Six Nations games against France.
Conclusion England - France
England should have gained plenty of confidence from their away win in Ireland. They have won 15 of their last 16 home games in the Six Nations and not lost at home to France for 14 years. The French are an inconsistent team and you never quite know what they are going to do next. They played well at times against Wales last weekend but this is a tough away game for them and England can get the win leading at both half and full time.
England France Prediction published on February 9, 2019