We have compiled a prediction for you for the match England – France in the 1/4 finals of the playoffs of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In the Round of 16, England beat Senegal 3-0 and France beat Poland 3-1.
France national team – Mbappe is doing everything for the championship of his native team
France is ranked 5th in the UEFA rankings and 4th in the FIFA rankings. The French are in first place in group “D”, despite the defeat of Tunisia (0:1), victory over Denmark (2:1) and Australia (4:1). In the 1/8 playoffs, they managed to beat Poland (3:1).
According to statistics, the French in this tournament often scored more than 2 goals per match, only with Tunisia it did not work. They also conceded one goal in all matches. France’s top scorer is expectedly Kylian Mbappe (5 goals), followed by Olivier Giroud (3 goals) and Adrien Rabiot scored once. Of the assistants, I would mention Mbappe, Dembele, Hernandez (2 passes each), followed by Rabiot, Griezmann and Markus Thuram.
And remember how the 2022 World Cup in Qatar began for the French – a lot of injuries and the departure of the main striker Benzema. Despite a lot of problems, they are still in the top eight, but something needs to be done with the defense.
England squad – will the Premier League stars take their team to the semi-finals?!
England ranks first in the UEFA rankings and 5th in the FIFA rankings. The British took first place in group “B”, leaving behind the US, Iran and Wales. England has a victory over Iran (6:2) and Wales (3:0), a draw with the USA (0:0) in the group stage. In 1/8 they had no problems with Senegal (3:0), which was very logical.
According to statistics, England scored 12 goals in this tournament and conceded only 2 goals in their debut match against Iran. The figures are amazing, but you need to take into account the level of opponents with whom they played.
A good tournament is held by Rashford and Bukayo Saka (3 goals each), Grealish, Sterling, Foden, Henderson, Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham also scored once.
Personally, I am impressed by the England team, in every position there is a high-class performer. Key questions in defensive midfield. There are no issues in terms of attack and defense. Southgate in this match should have focused on high-speed strikers.
England v France: bet on World Cup 2022 in Qatar
Both teams are giants of world football and should show a colorful match. France has a bunch of high-speed players that Harry Maguire and John Stones will have a hard time with. Yes, Maguire will drop the top balls, but what to do with the conditional speed of Mbappe and Dembele is not clear.
Since the early 2000s, teams have often played against each other. They met 7 times, 4 wins for France, one draw and 1 win for England. The last friendly game was already in 2017, then the French won (3:2). I think France has a better chance of winning against England because of Mbappe’s current form.
Of the interesting outcomes for the match England – France, I would note the following outcomes:
- France win at 2.6
- France pass for 1.81
- Both teams to score for 1.95
Prediction: France will beat England