Both England and France made it all the way to the World Cup quarterfinals, and now they face off in an exciting matchup in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
Although both teams have played well going forward, Les Bleus have seemed a bit more vulnerable defensively. The Three Lions will be underdogs to qualify for the semis but anything is possible in the knockout stage.
A 6-2 victory over Iran prompted Gareth Southgate to urge his defence to tighten up, and they have since kept three straight clean sheets. However, Les Bleus' incredible attack will be difficult to fend off.
France is of course not to be underestimated, and they appear determined to become the first back-to-back World Cup winners since 1958.
France Team News
Kylian Mbappe has been on fire lately and scored two goals in as many games and has three goals in the tournament. They lack Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante in midfield, and their rearguard has kept just one clean sheet in nine games, so they are not the total package they were four years ago. With his 52nd international goal, Olivier Giroud broke Thierry Henry's record for France in their opening match of the Qatar World Cup 2022 and is looking sharp as well.
England Team News
Kyle Walker of England is the only left-back who might be able to match Mbappe's speed and reduce the harm he can do. Defence wise England have been solid and going forward threatening. It won't be an understatement to say that England look like a team that can go all the way this time around. Declan Rice does a good job of keeping the ball up, Phil Foden is flourishing in a free role, Harry Maguire and John Stones have fantastic chemistry at the back, while Jude Bellingham looks like a beast in midfield.
England vs France Prediction
If Kylian Mbappe doesn’t fire, France fans will worry a bit. England look really sharp and will give France a run for the money. It looks like Three Lions might edge France 2-1.
France will have a tough competition in the quarters against England and might see their hopes of retaining World Cup fially end. For some great odds create an account at 1XBET.