Both these teams came through the group stage with 100% records, with Wales winning all four of their games to top Pool D, while France won their opening three games in Pool C before Typhoon Hagibis saw the cancellation of the group decider against England and condemned them to second place.
The Welsh haven’t been totally convincing, particularly in their wins over Fiji and Australia. The fact remains that they are winning games though and that’s a good habit to have.
France are the most unpredictable team at the Rugby World Cup. On their day they can be unplayable, but on other occasions they can self-destruct. They are capable of doing both in the same game. They only narrowly saw off both Argentina and Tonga in the group stage, beating both teams 23-21.
Wales vs France Betting Lines & Prediction
This is an intriguing game between teams of contrasting styles. To a large extent, RWC predictions here depend on which France turn up. If the likes of Antoine Dupont, Maxime Machenaud and Baptiste Serin are on their game, Les Bleus could be in business. If not, Welsh power will win the day.
France haven’t been consistent during the tournament, so the tip is to look to the Handicap market where the line on Wales -7 is -100 (2.00) with bet365.
Rugby World Cup Prediction: Handicap – Wales -7 @ -100 (2.00) with bet365