The World Cup in Qatar is heating up, and we will give the most accurate pick on the last team to make the semi-finals with the best England v France prediction. In a classic clash of traditional football powerhouses, France led by Kylian Mbappe will take on Harry Kane and England, and that should be one of the best games of the tournament. Hopefully, the teams will meet the expectations and delivery a great game for all the fans that should be talked about for years to come. The two semi-finals yesterday set the bar quite high already.
How The World Cup Is Shaping Up
As we expected, the main favorites for the title - Brazil, are out of the competition, which has opened the gates for the rest of the teams knowing that the path is now clear for them to go all the way. Both games yesterday went all the way to Extra Time and were decided with penalties, so I doubt that we will see penalties again today. The first Semi Final is between Croatia and Argentina, and today, the winners between Morocco vs Portugal and England v France will produce the other Semi Final. One of my football predictions for today is that Portugal will beat Morocco, although the Africans are quite dangerous, so it's not the best betting tip you can have. Our England v France prediction is actually better in terms of probability and the odds you will get.
France Have Done Well Led By Mbappe
France, despite all the key players they are missing, have still managed to put up good performances. If you are wondering who these missing players are, well, the names are quite impressive. Obviously, Benzema comes to mind. Benz missed the previous World Cup due to the scandal with Riber, and he missed out on this one in Qatar as well due to an injury he sustained shortly before the tournament started. The other big miss for current World Champions that will affect today's top betting pick, is the one of Kante. Kante was the catalyzing during their title winning run in Russia four years ago, and he is the motor in every team he plays for. Every team is better with Kante in it, so him not featuring is definitely a negative for France. And the third big absentee for Le Blues is Paul Pogba, who also was one of the best midfielders in the previous World Cup.
Nevertheless, Didier Deschamp has done well to make up for these absentees, so kudos to him for doing a good job there. Olivier Giroud has been an absolute class despite his advanced football age (36), and Rabiot has also sprung back to life in the last few months as he was putting good performances for Juventus just before the World Cup. Tchouameni has also been solid. So in all, France have a really good team, and they will have their chances against England tonight.
Is Football Coming Home For Christmas?
England, for all their history and glory only have one World Cup to show for. Their lone title came way back in 1966 when they were hosts of the tournament. Despite having the best club competition and have always had big names in their lineup, at the World's biggest stage, England have always managed to find new ways to disappoint their fans and go back home empty-handed. Yet, there is a feel to this squad that they could really go all the way this time. For the first time in many years, they actually have a really deep squad full of high quality players. Gareth Squad has an abundance of options from top to bottom.
If you look at their attack, obviously Harry Kane is the head of the snake, and he has been a really good teammate with three assists to his name, and managed to open his scoring account in the last game against Senegal. Sterling flew back and forth to London to check on his family after the armed burglary at his home, but he is now back in the squad and ready to feature. But even if he is not fully ready, Saka and Foden are perhaps the even better options on the wing with their youth, pace, and great dribbling skills.
And let's not forget the 100 million dollar man from Manchester City, Jack Grealish, who despite not being a starter in Qatar, also has plenty of quality. And last but not least, Marcus Rashford who has already impressed in this World Cup with his three goals thus far making him the team's top scorer despite not starting in every game.
England v France Prediction
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