A heavyweight International Friendly this Tuesday night (13th June) as France entertain England at the Stade de France.
This will be the 30th time they’ve played each other and with England currently having the edge with 16 wins to France’s 8 (5 draws) then Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions will come into the game with a decent chance.
Both sides are doing well in their World Cup qualifying campaigns, with England topping Group F, while France are joint-leaders with Sweden in Group A. Therefore, it will be a big surprise if they are both not heading to Russia next summer, but this game gives the managers, and the players, a chance to try out a few different things.
England won the last clash between these sides 2-0 (Nov 15), with Dele Ali and Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet that day – a repeat of that score can be backed at 21.00.
However, with home advantage – the match betting makes France the clear favourites at 2.00, with the draw 3.25 and England 4.20.
Both teams head into the match with a bit to prove though after England needed at late Harry Kane leveller to draw 2-2 away at Scotland, while France suffered at 2-1 away defeat at Sweden.
Who’s most likely to score?
In terms of goal scorers then France’s Olivier Giroud should certainly be on your radar – the Arsenal striker has scored 6 in his last 4 games, including last Friday in their 2-1 defeat to Sweden. He’s on offer at 6.00 to get the first or 2.75 anytime.
In terms of the England team then with Harry Kane is rude health and also on the score sheet last weekend, then he’s sure to be popular too at 7.00 to score first and 3.10 anytime.
Yes, these friendlies are not always the easiest to call so stakes should be kept to a minimum, but with England having scored in 5 of their last 6 vs France, and with BOTH SIDES scoring in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads then this option looks fair value at 1.90.
However, with England’s last 4 games in France going UNDER 2.5 GOALS, and with 9 of the last 11 head-to-heads (82%) also seeing less than 3 goals then we’d prefer to opt for UNDER 2.5 GOALS here at 1.66.
JUICESTORM VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @ 1.66
Tuesday 13th June 2017
France v England, 20:00
Last met Nov 2015, England 2-0 France
Played 29 times, France 8, Draw 5, England 16
9 of the last 11 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
Dele Ali (England) scored in the last head-to-head
England have scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
2 of the last 6 head-to-heads ended 1-1
The last 4 heads-to-heads in France went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams DIDN’T score in 6 of England’s last 8 games
5 of England’s last 8 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
England have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 8 games
France have lost just 2 of their last 10 games
Olivier Giroud has scored 6 goals in France’s last 4 games