The French will believe that they already have one foot in the quarterfinals of the competition after they just edged past Argentina 23-21 in their opening group game last week. Los Pumas are seen as the biggest threat to France’s bid for a top two finish in Pool C, so defeating them leaves them very much in control of their own destiny.
Les Bleus held a commanding 20-3 lead at the interval, but needed a Camille Lopez drop goal with 10 minutes remaining to claim the win after the Argentineans rallied to take the lead.
The USA’s opening game ended in a heavy 45-7 loss to one of the tournament favourites, England. The Eagles only got their name on the scoreboard in stoppage-time at the end of the game when Bryce Campbell went over for a try that was converted by Alan “AJ” McGinty.
France vs USA Betting Lines & Predictions
Looking at Rugby World Cup predictions for this game, France are a very inconsistent team, but they should have more than enough to see off the USA.
The Match Result betting lines certainly strongly point to a win for France, with their line being -2500 (1.04) with 888Sport. The draw is available at +6600 (67.0) with Sports Interaction and the USA at +1400 (15.0) with Betway.
The Handicap betting market is where to look for Les Bleus backers, with France -26 on offer at odds of -110 (1.91) with bet365. You can never be sure what level of performance you’re going to get from France, but they are more than capable of covering the spread if they are anywhere near their best.