England will host France in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 10 December 2022. The match venue is Al Bayt Stadium, Al-Khor.
Latest odds on betting sites
England to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200; American 2/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.20 (+220; 11/5), while France to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: England — 32%, draw — 30%, France — 38%.
Latest betting odds on England vs France (10 December 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on England — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on France — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Match preview and statistics
England smashed Senegal in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. The Three Lions started the game poorly as they conceded two big chances to the opponents but were lucky not to concede. Jordan Henderson opened the scoreline in the 39th minute as he slotted the ball into the net.
Harry Kane doubled their lead in the 48th minute with a nice strike into the net. Bukayo Saka made it 3-0 in the 57th minute with a one-time finish over the goalkeeper. England dominated the game as they had 61% ball possession and created three big chances with 1.02 expected goals. The Three Lions completed 505 passes and had three corners. England will play against France in the quarter-finals at Al Bayt Stadium.
France has one of the best attacks in the competition with Kylian Mbappe being a top danger for the English defence. England will have to be on their best game to stop Mbappe and the entire France attack. The Three Lions can hurt the French defence and try to put pressure on the fullbacks but they need to dominate the midfield.
England team news: James Maddison is doubtful for the game with a knee injury.
France was impressive in the Round of 16 as they got a 3-1 win over Poland. The game was tight in the opening half as both teams created enough chances to get the first goal of the game. Oliver Giroud got the first goal of the game in the 44th minute with a nice finish into the bottom-right corner.
Kylian Mbappe doubled their lead in the 74th minute with a right-footed strike to the top-left corner. The French international got his second goal of the game in the 91st minute as he smashed the ball into the top-right corner. Poland was awarded a penalty in the 96th minute after a foul on Upamecano. Lewandowski converted the penalty with a nice strike into the bottom-left corner as he got a consolidation goal.
France created one big chance in the game with 1.37 expected goals. They had 16 shots with eight being on target. Mbappe was impressive in the game as he scored two wonderful goals into the top corner. Dembele created a couple of chances as France’s front three annihilated the Polish Defence.
France's attacks have been good in this tournament with each player knowing their responsibilities. Griezmann has been exceptional with his work rate and contribution both defensively and attacking-wise. Mbappe has been the major output as he is very clinical and creates chances. Dembele has been the major output of crosses as he has created nine chances in the tournament. Giroud has combined perfectly well with other attackers while also scoring goals. France's attack will be a problem for the English Defence.
France team news: Lucas Hernandez is out after picking up an injury in their defeat to Australia.
England vs France H2H
France has won two of their last four matches between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
England's projected starting lineup:
- Jordan Pickford
- Kieran Trippier
- John Stones
- Eric Dier
- Luke Shaw
- Declan Rice
- Jude Bellingham
- Bukayo Saka
- Harry Kane
- Mason Mount
- Raheem Sterling
Harry Kane scored his first goal of the competition in their 3-0 win over Senegal. The England international has scored one goal in the World Cup, overperforming his expected goals of 0.90. Kane has provided three assists in the competition while creating five chances.
France projected starting lineup:
- Hugo Lloris
- Benjamin Pavard
- Dayot Upamecano
- Ibrahima Konate
- Theo Hernandez
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Adrien Rabiot
- Antoine Griezmann
- Ousmane Dembele
- Olivier Giroud
- Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is the man on form as he scored two wonderful goals against Poland. The French international is the highest goalscorer in the World Cup with five goals, overperforming his expected goals of 2.69. Mbapppe has provided two assists while creating eight chances.
Predictions and betting tips
France has been good in this tournament as they look to defend their title. Les Blues showed their dominance over Poland as they got a 3-1 win in the Round of 16. England has been great as well as they remain unbeaten in the tournament so far. This game looks to be a tight one with both teams looking to qualify for the semi-finals. I predict 2-2 and France to win on penalties.
Two of the last five England matches have ended in over 3.5 goals. The Three Lions have scored the most goals in the competition so far. Two of the last four France games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Both teams have top attackers with Kane, Giroud and Mbappe all looking to make their mark in the game. I predict over 3.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Correct score 2-2
Odds: 12.00 (+1100 American; 11/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 3.5 goals
Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)