France v Italy Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - Rugby World Cup 2023

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TournamentRugby World Cup
Timetable20:00 GMT 6th October
PredictionFrance to Win
OddsFrance to Win @ 1.03
BookmakerWilliam Hill
France to Win
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William Hill
Odds : 1.03
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Odds : 1.006
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Match prediction 34 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

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France's last game of the pool stage at the Rugby World Cup 2023 will see them take on Italy, who still have somewhat of an outside chance of making it through to the last eight. This match will take place at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, with a kick-off time of 20:00 GMT.

England's Karl Dickson will be the main in the middle for this match, while his touch judges will be Craig Evans (Wales) and Luke Pearce (England). South Africa's Marius Jonker will be the man watching the screen to see anything missed by those out on the field.

France and Italy are familiar foes on the rugby pitch as they have met a total of 47 times, with the French winning 44 times and the Italians picking up just the three wins. Will France make it 45 wins against the Italians and enter the Quarter-Finals with four wins from four, or will Italy pick up a rare win? Read my predictions below to find out.

💯 France v Italy Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

Below are the odds that five top bookies are offering for three common rugby markets. If you want to find out more about any of the bookmakers that I mention on this page, check out our bookmaker reviews.

🥇 France v Italy Match Winner Odds

Competitive matches have been very rare in the group stages of this World Cup, and for the sake of rugby it would be great if the Italians could push France close. However, I see a comfortable France win, and the odds in the table below reflect this:


➕ France v Italy Handicap 3-Way Odds

If you are looking for more favourable rugby betting odds for this match, then you might want to think about giving a team a theoretical advantage or disadvantage. The 3-way handicap odds can be found below:

France (0-26)----2.00
France (0-27)1.871.871.91--
Draw (0-26)----23.00
Draw (0-27)17.5017.5017.00--
Italy (0-26)----1.91
Italy (0-27)1.821.821.91--

🏮 France v Italy Asian Handicap Odds

If you are into handicap betting but want to eliminate the chances of a draw, then check out the following Asian handicap betting odds:

France (-25.5)---1.90
France (-26.5)1.801.80-1.75-
Italy (+25.5)---1.90
Italy (+26.5)1.821.82-1.75-

Odds are correct at time of writing. For updated odds, check out respective sites.

🔍 France v Italy Winner Prediction

When you look at the Rugby World Rankings, you will see France sitting in 2nd place and italy sitting in 11th place. This big gap between the two teams would indicate an easy win for Les Bleus. However, France will know that any complacency will see them suffer a surprising defeat. The French will be missing Antoine Dupont after he suffered a fractured cheekbone, but they should be able to cope without him for this game.

I do not see France putting out their strongest team for this match as they will have one eye on their quarter-final clash, while Italy will put out all of their best players as they know that anything other than a win will see them exit stage left. Despite this, my money is still on a France win, and I expect them to do so by around 25-30 points.

My France v Italy winner prediction: France to win!

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✔️ France v Italy RWC Betting Tips

I will now use this online betting guide to give you some top tips for betting on this game. Always gamble responsibly and do not spend more money than you can afford to lose.

1️⃣ Match Winner: France to Win

The odds for France to win, despite the fact that they might put out a weakened side, are very short, so there is little point in betting on them in my opinion. The match winner market, due to the poor odds, is something that I would recommend avoiding for this particular match.

However, if you really want to bet on France to be victorious, then William Hill are offering odds of 1.03.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: France to Win (-27)

I see France winning this match pretty comfortably, so giving them a 27-point disadvantage is something that appeals to me very much. If you place such a wager, then France would need to win the match by 28 points - I can see the French winning by 25-30 points, so this is worth a look.

If you would like to place a -27-point handicap on France, then William Hill are currently offering odds of 1.91.

3️⃣ Winning Margin

The winning margin market can have some good offerings - the bookmaker will provide various point ranges and you have to guess the points range that the victors will win by.

Earlier I said that I can see France winning by 25-30 points, and Spreadex are currently offering odds of 5.50 for Les Bleus to win by 26-30.

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📰 Rugby World Cup News for France v Italy

The latest team news for France and Italy can be found on their Twitter feeds below:

🐓 France News

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📺 Previous France v Italy Highlights

Below are the highlights of when these two teams met in the 2023 Six Nations:

⚡ RWC France v Italy Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is the France v Italy kick-off?

The France v Italy match will kick off at 20:00 GMT on the 6th October at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon.

2️⃣ Who is my France v Italy winner?

In my opinion, France are the team that will go on and claim all the points in this match. Italy will probably give them a good game, but the French flair will tell in the end.

3️⃣ What are some France v Italy betting tips?

My betting tips for this France v Italy match are as follows:

  1. Winning Margin: France to win by 26-30 at odds of 5.50 at Spreadex.
  2. Handicap betting tip: France to win (-27) at 1.91 at William Hill Sports.

4️⃣ Can I get free bets for France v Italy?

Yes, there are many free bet offers that you can claim for use on the France vs Italy match. BetUK Sports, LeoVegas, and Betiton are just three of many that have some top free bet offers for you to choose from.

France to Win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This France vs Italy prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, having been so since the age of five. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a good number of years now and has written many predictions and guides for a wide of sports, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.