|Event||King George VI Chase|
|Date:||Sunday, February 2, 2020|
|Stadium:||Stade de France, Paris|
|On TV:||BBC 1|
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- England to win both halves at 2/1 with BetFred
- England to win by 11-15 points at 13/2 with William Hill
Favorites get underway at the Stade de France
The first Sunday of the Six Nations sees England travel to Paris in what will likely be the closest tie of the weekend.
England will be looking to bounce back after their World Cup Final loss and are desperate to prove their 4/5 tournament odds correct after missing out last year.
France is a new, young and hungry side, however, which makes the Stade de France game on February second a potential firecracker.
Jones’ men to teach young France side a lesson
England head coach Eddie Jones has promised to teach the young French outfit a lesson, and they’re certainly tipped to with the bookmakers.
Paddy Power is pricing them as 8/13 favorites, with the home side at 7/5.
Jonny May will be a big threat and we can see him on the scoresheet come 80 minutes.
While there’s not a huge amount of value in the Match Result market for England, a -3 handicap might be worthwhile when placed in an Acca with Paddy Power at 10/11.
England to take lead and keep it
If Jones does get his England side going early, England to win both halves markets looks a good and realistic one to back. It’s priced at 2/1 with BetFred and seems a no-brainer considering the strength in attack.
May, Many Tuilagi and Owen Farrell can cause all manner of problems and against inexperience could be truly devastating.
Of course, if the French is fearless, they could make it the right game and the home side to be leading at half time can be backed at 23/20 with William Hill.
A perfect start for England
England will want to avoid a World Cup hangover and it seems Jones has his side well prepared to get off to a good start.
When it comes to winning margins, an 11-15 point with William Hill would be our top pick at 13/2, with 6-10 also having potential at 5/1.
It’s all set up to be an intriguing tie. England will be looking to make a statement, while France has nothing to lose.
The home side won in the 2018 tournament in an exciting game, but last year endured a 44-8 thumping. It’s expected to be a little closer this time around, and at 13/2 for the 11-15 point, it’s difficult to look elsewhere.