France vs Japan Prediction & Betting Odds - Autumn Nations Series 2022: Will Japan Be Left Feeling les Bleus?

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TimetableSunday 20th of November 2022 at 14.00 GMT
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This year's France vs Japan rugby test will be the last for both sides in the Autumn Nations Series 2022. I think the Stadium de Toulouse will be electric in seeing out the end of the international rugby year, but which team will end with smiles on their faces? Will France pull off a perfect three-wins-from-three series or will Japan stick the knife in, last-minute? Let me dive into the indicators for this rugby prediction and give you my thoughts on some good rugby betting markets for this Sunday?

💯 France vs Japan Betting Odds

Let's take a look at the odds for this France vs Japan test and see how the best betting sites in Ireland see this one going.

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🥇 France vs Japan: Match Winner Odds

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➕ France vs Japan: Handicap Betting Odds

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📜 History of France vs Japan

There is not a lot of history between these two nations, but nevertheless, I will work with what I have and see if the history books can reveal any secrets about a likely winner for this match.

France Wins3
Japan Wins0
France vs Japan27th October 1973Stade Jacques-Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux30–18France
France vs Japan18th October 2003Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville51–29France
France vs Japan10th September 2011North Harbour Stadium, North Shore City47–21France
France vs Japan28th September 2019Paris La Défense Arena, Nanterre23–23Draw

Three wins from four - the outlier being a draw - certainly seems to suggest a French win on Sunday. Seeing as there is only a small sample size of matches for us to pick our winner on history alone, however, perhaps this indicator should be taken with a grain of salt. To save writing off Japan too early, let's take a look at some of the other crucial factors which will affect this game.

🌏 Comparison of World Rankings Rugby Union

New RankShiftCountryPoints
30New Zealand89.15
40South Africa87.81

I think it would be an understatement to say that French rugby fans are not disheartened by finding themselves in second place. France have had a solid year for rugby, and their efforts are certainly paying off in the rankings. Japan have also had a decent year by their standards, but finding themselves only in tenth, I think the Brave Blossoms will surely be wary of the strength of Les Bleus, going into this game. On world rankings alone, I think this will be a win for France.

✔️ France vs Japan: Recent Form of the Teams

As key indicators go, looking at recent form is probably the most telling for any rugby prediction. Let's look at how both teams have coped in the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.

🐓 Matches Recap: France Autumn Nations Series 2022 So Far

So far, France haven't put a foot wrong. They are currently two wins from two, with big wins against Australia, 30-29 and against South Africa, 30-26. Having despatched both sides with excellent play, gamesmanship, and grit, I think France are on to another show-stopping performance and that Japan will be quaking under pressure from the first whistle.

🌸 Matches Recap: Japan Autumn Nations Series 2022 So Far

The Brave Blossoms have not had the sort of Autumn Nations Series that they would have been hoping for. They managed to keep their match against New Zealand to a close 31-38, but suffered a royal spanking at the hands of England in a woeful 80 minutes which ended 52-13. With two losses from two, the two sides could not be farther apart on form.

🌦️ Weather Conditions at the Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

We all know how weather can affect a rugby match, and I think it will certainly play its part this time around. With a forecast of 80% precipitation and wind of 13mph, the Japanese may come undone in the elements. The French, however, are long accustomed to their own autumnal nuances, and will be more than prepared to take the visitors to the sword, whatever the weather. I think this indicator is just another feather in the cap of France.

🕵️ My France vs Japan Prediction Winner

I'm not going to mess around with this one; France are going to win. All signs point that way - from form to the natural elements. Japan will, as per their nickname, bravely put up a fight, but I see them getting bowled over even by the end of the first half, never mind the 80-minute mark. After that, France will be looking to turn their attention straight to the Six Nations 2023, with ideas of exactly replicating their last year's performance. Japan will simply be a minor inconvenience to them along the way.

My rugby prediction: France to win.

💶 France vs Japan Betting Tips

Let's face it, there are few people that would be interested in taking any team to win at odds of 1.01. I believe that this will be a 30-point game, so the odds which would tempt me would be France to win (-25.5) at 2.05. For those also not interested in the former, you could also try lengthening your odds by creating an accumulator of all games from the weekend: Wales vs Georgia, Italy vs South Africa, Scotland vs Argentina, England vs New Zealand, and Ireland vs Australia.

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⚡ France vs Japan Overview - Quick Match Prediction

What Will Be the France vs Japan Result?

  • I think France will take the win at odds of 1.01.

Why Will France Win?

  • France have dominated their mutual test history.
  • The French are number two in the world compared to Japan in tenth.
  • Les Bleus are two wins from two in the Autumn Nations Series 2022 versus Japan with one from two.

What Are Some France vs Japan Betting Tips?

France to Win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This France vs Japan prediction was written by Steven Brown.

Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. His insight with his predictions comes from his rugby coaching qualifications, successes coaching youth and men's teams in both hemispheres, and from analytical research into world rugby.