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France vs Italy U20 Predictions & Tips - Italy to challenge in Paris

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  • France vs Italy U-20 tips for Friday’s U-20 Six Nations match
  • Last time these two met France won by a point
  • Can Italy get the win in France?
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France vs Italy U-20 Preview


France should have enough to beat Italy on home soil this weekend, but I expect it to be a tight affair. My best bet is for Italy to get inside the 18-point handicap.
  • France vs Italy U-20 Preview
  • Head to Head
  • France U-20 Form
  • France U-20 Injuries & Team News
  • Italy U-20 Form
  • Italy U-20 Injuries & Team News

  • France won their last match.
  • Italy have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Italy lost their last match by 1 point.
  • Italy lost their last match against France by 1 point.

Head to Head


Last season France beat Italy 28-27 in Italy.

France U-20 Form


After the opening two rounds of the U-20 Six Nations, France are third with one win and one defeat. They have seven points, three off England at the top.

In the opening round, France were beaten 37-31 at home by Ireland. It was a fixture France perhaps should have won, but they let the game slip at crucial times.

A fortnight ago, France recovered to beat Scotland 29-14 away to regain some confidence. They will be keen to pick up a bonus point win this weekend to stay in touch with England and Ireland.

France U-20 Injuries & Team News


France are likely to make a few changes this weekend.

Italy U-20 Form


Italy have been disappointing in this year’s tournament after impressing in 2023. They are bottom of the table with two defeats from their two matches.

In their first game, Italy lost 36-11 to England at home. It was a disappointing performance, but England do have a strong side this year.

Last time out was a much-improved showing by Italy. They suffered a 23-22 defeat away to Ireland, a game they could easily have won. Up front they should be able to match France, but the trick will be keeping the French flamboyance at the back quiet.

Italy U-20 Injuries & Team News


Italy were really good two weeks ago against Ireland so I expect the same side to feature this time around.

Verdict

I expect France to win at home but not by more than 18 points.

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