England v France Odds
Betting, Odds and Analysis on England v France
This site looks at the past matches between England and France, the history, stats and trends from matches between the teams. Each time there is an England v France match we will also look at all the England France odds and betting opportunities on the match.
For the purposes of clarity in these stats, Englands score is placed first in all games. For the result - this is the winner of the match including extra time and penalties where applicable. For friendlies or non knockout matches this can be a draw.
For the table above, please note that Euros = European Championship Finals, Euro Q = European Championship Qualifiers and World Cup = World Cup Finals.
Of the twenty-seven games between 1923 and 2008, England have won sixteen, France have won seven and there have been four draws.
However, French supporters will point to the fact that England have won just two of the last eight encounters stretching back to 1984.
England have played France six times between in Euro Qualifying, Euro Finals and World Cups and in these most important of games between the two countries the scores looks like this:
England = Two wins
France = Two wins
Draws = Two
So, in the most important of games honours are exactly even!
England v France may not instill the sort of emotive rivalry of an England/Germany game but there is plenty of history between the two teams to ensure that every international between the teams is played with plenty of passion.
England certainly had the better of the early games between the two teams with France only winning one of the internationals before 1955.
The reverse is true of the matches between the two teams in later years with England struggling as France emerged as potent force in World Football. The fact that so many French players now play in the Premier League means that many club friendships are tested when these two international teams play each other but despite Frances recent dominance the games still tend to be close.England must now see a French team in transition after a disastrous 2010 World Cup and any games against the French in the next couple of years must give England a great chance of redressing the balance of recent games.
England 3 France 1
Bryan Robson scores after twenty-seven seconds for one of the fastest World Cup goals ever and England go on to a comfortable 3-1 success over France. The downside of this victory was that England went on to top their group and qualified for the next group stage with West Germany and Spain. France somehow ended up facing Austria and Northern Ireland in their next group and qualified for the semi-finals as England went home!
France 2 England 1
The opening game of Group B in Euro 2004 saw two of the favourites for competition squaring up against each other with both teams desperate to get off to a quick start.
England did take the early initiative with Frank Lampard opening the scoring in the first half. England go in 1-0 up at half-time and after half an hour of the second half England get a chance to seal victory as they awarded a penalty. Unbelievably David Beckham misses from the spot and the whole atmosphere of the game changes. England manage to hang on till the 90th minute but then the superb Zinedine Zidane curls in a sublime free-kick to make the game all square and the two teams seemingly opening up with a point apiece. However, England start to panic and a desperate pass back is pounced on by Henry who gets fouled by the oncoming England ‘keeper David James and France have a penalty in the 93rd minute! Zidane slots home the penalty to give France all the opening points from a game that France looked certain to lose as the game hit 90 minutes.
England 2 France 0
England needed a win to ensure making it out of the opening group and into the quarter-finals but France could spoil the party with a victory. As it was England were comfortable 2-0 winners with two goals from Roger Hunt that sealed a place in the next round and that famous match with Argentina and Antonio Rattin.
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