England vs France Saturday 10th December 2022 World Cup


Things are starting to hot-up at the World Cup as we enter the Quarter-finals stage and one of the big highlights will come on Saturday night as England take on France for a place at the World Cup semi-finals at stake.

England saw off Senegal 3-0 in their last game and have now scored 12 goals over the tournament, while France got by Poland 3-1 and have bagged 9 goals at the World Cup 2022 so far.

There is little between the based on the FIFA rankings, with England at 5th place and France in 4th and this is reflected in the match betting with France 1.72 to qualify and England 2.10 to make the last four.

The 90mins match betting is England @3.10, the draw 3.20 and France 2.37.

Looking at the recent head-to-heads of the sides, they’ve met 30 times before with England having the upper hand – winning 16, to 5 Draws and 9 wins by France.

If you fancy a cagey clash and this one to go the distance, then France are 11.00 to win in extra-time or 10.00 on penalties, while England are 13.00 to get the job done needing extra-time or 10.00 on pens!

They last faced-off in an International Friendly in 2017 and that ended 3-2 to France – that score can be supported at 41.00.

However, despite England’s overall head-to-head dominance it’s France that have the better more recent record – having lost just 1 of their last 8 against England, so France/Draw in the ‘double chance’ market at 1.36 might be an option for the less risk-adverse punters out there.

9 of the last 11 previous meetings went UNDER 2.5 GOALS, so this at 1.66 might appeal, but both teams did score in 75% of the last 4 clashes. This can be backed at 2.20.

England will also gain confidence knowing that France has actually only won 4 of their last 10 games – and despite three of those coming at the World Cup, they lost to Tunisia in the group stages and before this event lost to Denmark and Croatia in the Nations League.

The scoring markets for France will be dominated by Kylian Mbappe, who has already bagged 5 World Cup goals in 2022 and is the favourite to win the Golden Boot too. He’s at 5.50 (1st) or 2.87 (anytime). While Giroud, who is France’s all-time score now after overtaking Henry by scoring in the last game over Poland, is 7.00 (1st) and 3.60 (anytime).

Harry Kane, the 2018 Golden Boot winner, got his first goal of the tournament in their 3-0 win over Senegal and is 6.00 to score first or 3.10 (anytime), while Saka with three World Cup goals is sure to be popular too at 15.00 (1st) or 7.00 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game where you can certainly make a case for either side. This will be both teams’ biggest test of the 2022 World Cup so far and all eyes will be on the events top-scorer at the moment Kylian Mbappe.

But with France yet to keep a clean sheet in the tournament this will also give England hope. In what could be a cagey encounter, UNDER 2.5 GOALS could be the way to play this one.




England vs France

  • FIFA World Rankings, England 5, France 4
  • Met 30 times, England 16, Draws 5 France 9
  • Last played (Int Friendly, 2017), France 3-2 England
  • France have lost just 1 of their last 8 vs England
  • 9 of the last 11 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
  • England have scored in 6 of their last 7 vs France
  • France have scored in 7 of their last 8 vs England
  • 3 DRAWS in the last 10 head-to-heads


England Match Stats

  • England have won 3 of their last 10 games
  • England have DRAWN 4 of their last 9 games
  • England have failed to score in 5 of their last 10 games
  • 5 of England last 7 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • 3 of England last 7 games went OVER 3.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T scored in 9 of England’s last 11 games
  • Harry Kane has scored 52 goals for England


France Match Stats

  • France have only won 4 of their last 10 games
  • 6 of France’s last 10 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 7 of France’s last 10 games
  • France have scored in 15 of their last 18 games
  • Kylian Mbappe has scored 33 goals (63 caps) for France