The quarterfinal of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will continue with what will be an exciting face-to-face between England vs. France, two European powerhouses battling for a place in the semifinals.
This will be the first official meeting between these historic teams since 2012, when they drew 1-1 at the European Championship. It will also be their third meeting in the history of a World Cup, something that does not bring back very good memories for France, given that they lost in the two previous encounters.
JefeBet continues to prepare for the grand final of the World Cup, as we approach the end of this exciting international soccer tournament, and it brings you predictions for this England vs France match.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the England vs France World Cup Qatar 2022 Quarterfinal Match on December 10, 2022
- Where: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar.
- When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:00 PM E.T.
- Moneyline of PointsBet: England (+228) / Draw (+224) / France (+147).
- Over/Under (2.25): Over (+101), Under (-108).
- Both teams score: Yes (-111) / No (-116).
- Pointsbetting (exclusive at PointsBet, for conditions click here):France Total goals= [Por definir].
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Betting on England
England has maintained a steady pace in its quest to lift the World Cup for the second time in their history, and the first since 1966, topping their group stage and securing its place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable win over one of the surprises of the tournament, Senegal.
Although the African side did not make the game easy for England during the first half hour of the match, Jordan Herdenson’s 38th minute opener goal seemed to have given the Three Lions the confidence they needed to dominate the game. Harry Kane extended the lead just before the break, and Bukayo Saka made the difference go to 3-0 with a goal at the start of the second half.
In contrast to France, this match could evoke some positive feelings in England, given that their first meeting in a previous World Cup was in the edition in which they won their only World Cup. In addition, if England wins here, it would qualify to the semifinals of the tournament for the second consecutive time, something it has never achieved before.
Probable lineup (4-1-2-3): Jordan Pickford; Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Declan Rice; Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson; Phil Foden, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka.
The current world champions, France, have made a strong path in this World Cup, demonstrating that they have the intentions and the tools to become the first team to win the world’s most important soccer tournament for two consecutive editions after Brazil did it in 1962..
Les Bleus had a smooth passage through the group stage despite losing their last match (with an alternative line-up), and they didn’t have to sweat it out to overcome Poland in their round of 16 game last Monday. Olivier Giroud opened the scoreboard and widened the gap with two goals from Kylian Mbappé. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski scored for Poland to make the final score 3-1.
France has scored at least two goals in three of the four matches it has played in this World Cup, for a total of nine goals, six of which have involved its young star, Kylian Mbappé Lottin (five goals, two assists), who is also the tournament’s top scorer.
Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Theo Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Raphaël Varane, Jules Koundé; Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni; Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé; Olivier Giroud.
England has been looking extremely effective in front of the goal so far in the tournament, scoring at least three goals in three of their four matches, so they will give plenty of problems to the French defense, which has not looked entirely solid, and which has been unable to keep a clean sheet in their last three games.
However, we cannot forget that France has also been incredible on offense, and that has Mbappé to thank for, who many consider to be the best player in the world right now. Moreover, this will likely be the first real challenge that England’s defense has to face, a defense that has not conceded in its last three games, but that arrived to Qatar with plenty of doubts.
With so many stars on the field, it is impossible not to imagine an entertaining match full of emotions in which both teams go on the attack from the start of the game. So, considering the level of play of both teams, we expect this England vs France to be a game full of goals, as both teams have become accustomed to in this tournament.
Prediction: Over (ING 2 – 3 FRA)
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