Italy vs France Six Nations Series Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips by Steven (2023)

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TimetableSunday 5th February 2023 at 15.00 GMT
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Match prediction 3 of 15 of our Six Nations betting series.

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For the final match of the first weekend of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, Italy will take on France at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. All of the action will kick off at 3 p.m. GMT on the 5th of February, with both sides looking for early glory in the competition and the chance to take home the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy.

The match will be looked after by Englishman Matthew Carley of Premiership and international-test fame. Matt can be seen as somewhat of a pioneering referee, given that in the 2012-2013 season, he became the first official to trial the use of the RefCam in a professional rugby match between Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish.

What will Italy vs France have in store for the fans, then? Will France extend their 43-game tally against their European neighbours or will Italy come up with the goods to write win number four in the history books? Let me break down some of the key indicators, going into this test, and provide some of my rugby betting insight for those looking to spend some change on betting sites for this Sunday game.

💯 Italy vs France Six Nations Betting Odds

As I always like to do, I have included Italy vs France Six Nations odds from some of the best rugby betting sites in Ireland below.

🥇 Italy vs France Six Nations Odds: Match Winner


➕ Italy vs France Six Nations Odds: Handicap Betting


🏆 Six Nations 2023 Standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesPoints DifferenceBonus PointsTotal Points

🌏 Current Rugby World Rankings

3New Zealand88.98
4South Africa88.97

🐺 Italy Overview

✔️ Italy Recent Form

For those more cynical non-Italian fans, you may disagree with me here, but I think Italy, by their standards, actually had a positive year for rugby last year. Let's take a look at some of the pivotal moments from 2022 that shined a golden light on gli Azzurri.

⬅️ Italy Six Nations 2022 Form

It may have been another wooden spoon for Italy - of which they must have a kitchenful now - but the Europeans managed at least to shock fans, pundits, and Betinireland sports writers alike in their test against Wales last year. After four defeats in a row, they stormed the Principality Stadium and delivered a crucial 21-22 away win. Will such form mean they are able to fend off the French at the Stadio Olimpico? Given that the last game against France ended 37-10, perhaps not.

☀️ Italy Summer Internationals 2022 Form

During the summer, Italy played Portugal, Romania, and Georgia - some of the up-and-coming nations in the world of rugby. Gli Azzurri took two beautiful wins against Portugal and Romania, 31-38 and 13-45 respectively, but were unable to convert that good form against Georgia, stumbling at the last hurdle to lose 29-19. Overall, however, I would say there were some good signs from the Italians. In the words of Meatloaf, 'Two out of three ain't bad.' Did this good form translate to the autumn, though?

🍂 Italy Autumn Nations Series 2022 Form

Gli Azzurri surprised us again in the Autumn Nations Series, walloping Samoa 49-17 and eking out a win against Australia in a one-point game. Sadly, it was less of a close game against the Springboks, who tore apart Italy like tissue paper, 21-63. Again, two games out of three was a good result for the usual underdogs. It will be intriguing to see if this run of good form continues into the Six Nations 2023.

❗ Updates about Italy Rugby

🐓 France Overview

✔️ France Recent Form

A year in rugby can see a long time for a team not in form. Thankfully for French fans, that was very much not the case. Let's take a look at why France may be laughing all the way to this Six Nations opener, based on last year's performance.

⬅️ France Six Nations 2022 Form

Les Bleus were totally dominant in their Six Nations 2022 run and were able to pull off not only a title win but the glory of a Grand Slam year - their first of both since 2010. Even in their match last year against Ireland - bear in mind that Ireland are the current number-one team in the world rankings - France's composure under pressure was extraordinary and saw them take down Andy Farrell's men, 30-24. It's no wonder, then, that France's form from the previous Six Nations makes them seem hot contenders for this year's title.

☀️ France Summer Internationals 2022 Form

France continued their winning streak in the summer against Japan. Two wins from two and a cumulative score difference of 24 points left no French rugby fans wanting from their side. It was a showcase of how the game should be played and another feather in the cap of Fabien Galthié's men.

🍂 France Autumn Nations Series 2022 Form

Last but not least for France was the Autumn Nations Series, in which they achieved two brave come-back victories against Australia,30-29 and , 30-26 before moving on to rub in a third win versus Japan. With the Autumn Nations Series complete, France had completed a perfect season, and with this kind of form, I expect them to be electric when they meet Italy.

❗ Updates about France Rugby

🕵️ Italy vs France Six Nations Prediction Winner (2023)

After all consideration, this is an easy one. Les Bleus will not only win, they will smash at least a 24-point gap on the scoreboard, using this Italy vs France opener as a springboard for the rest of the competition and the Rugby World Cup later in the year. That will mean another year of the rivalry trophy going to the French and that the closest to any kind of Garibaldi the Italians will get will be with their morning coffee.

Prediction for the Italy vs France Winner? France to win.

💶 Italy vs France Six Nations Betting Tips

Frankly speaking, odds of France to Win at 1.05 don't speak to me at all. The bet I like the look of is France to win (-23.5 points) at 2.11 odds. I believe, in just my humble opinion only, that this offers a nice mix of risk versus potential reward, given that I think France will decimate the scoreboard. Obviously, they are no guarantees in rugby, however, so if you fancy a flutter and think I may be onto something with this prediction, please remember to gamble responsibly.

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⚡ Italy vs France Six Nations Prediction Summary

1️⃣ When is the Italy vs France kick-off?

Kick-off for Italy vs France will be 3.00 p.m. GMT.

2️⃣ Where will Italy vs France be played?

Italy will be playing at home at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

3️⃣ Where can I stream Italy vs France?

Television rights in Ireland for the Six Nations 2023 are split between RTÉ and Virgin Media.

4️⃣ Who is my Italy vs France winner?

I think that France will win this Six Nations test.

5️⃣ What are some Italy vs France betting tips?

Based on my own analysis, I would offer the following betting tips for Italy vs France:

  1. Odds on France to win at 1.05 don't seem worth it to me.
  2. For competitive handicap odds, perhaps consider France to win (-23.5 points) at 2.11.

France to Win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This Italy vs France 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.