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The 2022 Six Nations has been fascinating from start to finish and France have stood out throughout.

Les Bleus head into the final weekend on course for their first Grand Slam since 2010 and having won in both Edinburgh and Cardiff, need to repeat the trick under the Stade de France lights on Saturday evening.

In their way stand an England side who have endured another mixed campaign but would love nothing more than to upset their great rivals, in what promises to be a fascinating 109th renewal of 'Le Crunch'.

France vs England Betting Odds


With four wins from as many games, France are understandably the 4/11 favourites to succeed on Saturday.

Fabien Galthie's young side have evolved since arguably their first landmark win when they beat England on their own turf on the opening weekend of the 2020 Championship and are well in the mix to win the World Cup on home soil next year.

After losing in the final at Japan 2019, England are also looking towards next year but Eddie Jones still seems to be searching for his preferred tactics.

With two wins and two losses in the tournament, the Red Rose are the 11/4 outsiders, while a first draw between the sides since 1985 is 28/1.

France vs England Team News

France's consistency regarding selection throughout the tournament has been incredible, with Galthie and his staff making their first tactical switch of the entire competition for this match.

Damian Penaud has recovered from Covid-19 and replaces the unlucky Yoram Moefana, who only got his chance due to injuries to Jonathan Danty and Gabin Villiere, then Penaud's illness.

England, meanwhile, have been beset by injuries both in the build-up and during the tournament, while lock Charlie Ewels' red card just 82 seconds into last Saturday's 32-15 defeat to Ireland has caused more issues.

Jones has rung the changes for the Saint-Denis showdown, with full-back George Furbank coming in on the ground where he made his international debut two years ago.

Freddie Steward moves to the wing, while Ben Youngs starts at scrum-half.

Up front, Will Stuart has replaced Kyle Sinckler at tighthead and Nick Isiekwe has taken Ewels' spot in the second-row. There is also a return for Sam Underhill in the number seven shirt.

On the benches, France have stuck with their six-two split, while England have gone for the more traditional setup of five forwards to three backs.

France vs England Where To Watch on TV

France vs England will be shown on ITV1. The build-up will begin at 19:15, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00.

France vs England Prediction


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Winning Grand Slams is all about grinding out results and France have found a knack of just about doing enough in this Six Nations.

They rode their luck in the wins over Ireland and Scotland but proved it was no accident by squeezing home 13-9 in Wales, Melvyn Jaminet's 47th-minute penalty proving the only score of the second half.

Games between the 'Le Crunch' rivals tend to be tight, with five of the last six meetings being decided by seven points or less.

England will have taken confidence from pushing Ireland hard with 14 men and the selection of Furbank and Youngs suggest that Jones' plan is to utilise a shrewd kicking game and make France play in their own half.

Full-back Jaminet and co love to counter-attack, though, and with the Grand Slam on the line in front of an expectant crowd, their young side have enough to take their chances.

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Moefana has to be the unluckiest man in the whole of l'Hexagone but Penaud's return provides France with a true superstar.

The Clermont back often plays in the centre and his combined speed and skill make him a brilliant footballer, just like his father, former fly-half Alain.

He also has a real eye for the tryline, with three tries in as many appearances in this tournament to match his tally from last year.

The 25-year-old touched down against England in both 2019 and 2021 and seems destined to enjoy more success on Saturday.

France vs England Betting Tips

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