France v South Africa Prediction - RWC 2023

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TournamentRugby World Cup 2023
Timetable8.00 PM - 15 Oct 23
PredictionFrance to win!
France to win!
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Match prediction 44 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

Steven's prediction accuracy 2023: ✔️ 85.14%.

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Quarter-final four comes to the Rugby World Cup 2023 on Sunday, the 15th of October. We are in for a rugby festival for this one when we will see France v South Africa at the Stade de France. These are two giants of rugby, as we have the favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Cup this time against the defending world champions. Kick-off for this exciting game will be at 8 p.m. IST.

Ben O'Keeffe will take charge of this match, with his New Zealand counterparts, Paul Williams and James Doleman watching the touch lines. Brendon Pickerill will take up TMO duties.

The two teams have met on 45 occasions, with South Africa winning 27 times and France winning 12. The two teams have also drawn six times. The Springboks may therefore seem the likely winners to make it to the semi-finals, but I think France may have some ideas about that, which they will be more than willing to share on the pitch. Who will be one step closer to glory at the end of the 80 minutes? Without further ado, I give you my France v South Africa prediction.

💯 France v South Africa Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

Keen rugby bettors may be very interested to have a look at odds from top rugby bookmakers for this game. Let's see what's on offer for Sunday's match.

🥇 France v South Africa Match Winner Odds

With both teams in good form, I think we have some competitive match winner odds for France v South Africa. Check out how you can bet below.

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➕ France v South Africa Handicap 3-Way Odds

Handicap margins of only one to two points tells you everything you need to know about how the bookies think this match will go. Find full details on the handicap odds in the table.

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🏮 France v South Africa Asian Handicap Odds

The Asian handicap margins offer even more intriguing options, giving plus and minus options for both sides. See below for the handicap odds you can claim.

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Odds are accurate as of time of writing. Odds are subject to change. Please visit each bookmaker's respective website for the latest offers.

🔍 France v South Africa Winner Prediction

The world rankings place France in second and South Africa in third. It would appear that the great oracle thinks the French look more likely to come away with victory, but with so little difference, can we really read much into this?

Some great news emerging from the French camp is that the golden boy of world rugby and French talisman, Antoine Dupont has been cleared to start training and should be available for Sunday's game after having surgery on his cheek bone on the 22nd of September. The final decision will be down to the scrum-half, but this would be a huge boost to France, should he play.

In South Africa's case, there is not much news to report, aside from the growing controversy around Head Coach Jacques Nienaber's comments about potential match fixing in the lead-up to the Ireland v Scotland game. None of these accusations seemed to come to light after the Irish smashed the Scots, 36-14, however, so, fingers crossed, this issue will now be put to bed. Either way, I will leave this one to the appropriate ruling bodies to sort out.

The last tick in the box for France is that they will be playing at home. As sure as eggs are eggs, the 16th man will be out in force in Paris. French fans have been heard in good cheer at every match in the World Cup, and there will be a sea of supporters for Les Bleus for this gladiatorial encounter.

This is going to be one hell of a game to watch, but forced to pick a result, I would go with France to win by six points.

My France v South Africa winner prediction: France to win!

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✔️ France v South Africa Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: France to Win

Everything is pointing to this year being France's chance finally to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, and I have no doubt that they will carry on that path on Sunday. I would be confident having a punt on France to win at 1.83 at Betway, as I think there are very competitive odds on offer.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: France to Win (-3.5)

I think two penalties' worth will be the deciding factor in this match, so with a six-point difference, I think France to win (-3.5) at 2.12 at TonyBet Sports could be a good shout. This game will go to the wire, however, and there are no guarantees in rugby. Please be aware of these things before you place any bet, and remember to gamble responsibly.

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📰 Rugby World Cup News for France v South Africa

Discover the latest news for both teams ahead of France v South Africa.

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📺 Previous France v South Africa Highlights

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⚡ RWC France v South Africa Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is France v South Africa kick-off?

Kick-off for France v South Africa will be 8.00 p.m. IST on Sunday, the 15th of October 2023. The match will be played at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

2️⃣ Who is my France v South Africa winner?

I believe that France will win this Rugby World Cup quarter-finals match by 6 points.

3️⃣ What are some France v South Africa betting tips?

Out of the most popular rugby betting markets for France v South Africa, I would offer the following betting tips:

  1. Match winner betting tip: France to win at 1.83 at Betway.
  2. Handicap betting tip: France to win (-3.5) at 2.12 at TonyBet Sports.

4️⃣ Can I get free bets for France v South Africa?

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France to win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster


This France v South Africa prediction was written by Steven Brown. Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. Steven's technical knowledge of the game, built upon numerous coaching qualifications and experiences as a Director of Rugby for clubs in both hemispheres, make him invaluable to us at Channelling his extensive experience and keen analysis, his predictions are able to provide insight into aspects of the game that regular fans and pundits may have otherwise missed. It is Steven's dedication to his prediction-writing that has, so far, made him one of the top rugby writers in Europe.

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