Tip Wales - France
Week three of the 2020 Six Nations tournament is a vital one for both Wales and France. Wales are the defending champions but have one win and one loss from their two games this year. They host France who have surprised many by winning their first couple of games. The home side has had the upperhand on their opponents with eight wins in the last nine played. The only loss to France was in Paris and not since 2010 have the French won in Cardiff. Wales began the defence of their title with a 42-0 home win over Italy. Their unbeaten run ended when going down to defeat in Ireland. After some claims of possible cheating by France in the scrum, this could end up being a rather heated match on Saturday.
France haven't been in Six Nations title contention for a while and you have to go back ten years since their last triumph. Everything has changed this year with a new coaching team and two wins. They shocked England with a win on the opening weekend and then beat Italy. Both games were at home but France need to keep their good play going for the whole match. The combined score for the two first halves of their matches has been 40-10 but they've lost the second halves 29-19. They can't afford to get a lead in Cardiff and then not play well in the second half. Wales can make home advantage pay and get the win here.
Key points Wales - France
Wales have won eight of their last nine internationals against France.
France haven't won in Cardiff since 2010.
Wales are unbeaten in their last seven home games in the Six Nations.
Conclusion Wales - France
Wales need to get a win here to retain hopes of winning a second straight Six Nations title. A loss to France would see them two wins behind them so they just can't afford to lose. They have a strong home record and won eight of their last nine games against the French. France have played well so far this year but both games were played at home. Go for a Wales win in this game.
Wales France Prediction published on February 21, 2020