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For the first time ever Oracle Rugby will preview a tournament in full
Second preview up is our EXPECTED 5th placer France
Oracle Rugby is not expecting much from the Frenchies this year, they will be lucky to get 4th, 5th is the most likely finish, 3rd I am afraid is an absolute miracle the way they have been playing!!
The Six Nations is in its 19th year, it has been 7 long years since France tasted victory (2010) also with a Grand Slam, but I am of the opinion they may have to wait a little longer, it ain’t happening this year!!
According to Sporting Index, my favourite spread betting firm on their 60/40/20/10/5/0 Tournament Index France are priced up at 14 – 17 i.e. a max buy at 3 units for 3rd place, a more likely sell at 4 units to 10 and an even bigger sell at 9 units to 5, they won’t come last!!
France have a relatively easy run on paper, especially considering they have 3 home games, but the home games are against England & Ireland, in those two I am expecting France to lose both. I see France winning one game with maximum points v Italy at Home followed by a possible two bonus points for finishing within 7. 2013 they lost to Italy, with that loss they lost the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy for the 2nd time and finished with their only Wooden Spoon.
Expected Finishing Position: 5th (7pts)
Expected Log Points finish: 7 Maximum but I think it will be closer to five
If you are looking for what I can only describe as an upset here are some outright prices available…