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France Six Nations Betting Odds

| 10.12.2010

The last time a Six Nations tournament was held in a Rugby World Cup year, France were victorious and it comes as no surprise that they are towards the head of the 2011 Six Nations betting market.

The enigmatic French never fail to disappoint and in a World Cup year, France will want to use the Six Nations as preparation for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The Six Nations betting odds price France at 5/2 to win the Six Nations and those France betting odds offer the punter looking to place a Six Nations bet plenty of Six Nations value.

Marc Lievremont is a man under pressure after France suffered a humiliating loss to Australia at the end of November and the coach of last year’s Six Nations winners will hope his side put up a strong Six Nations performance.

A record defeat at the hands of the Aussies is why France enter the 6 Nations online betting as the second favourites behind England who are 15/8 in the rugby betting odds.

But Lievremont will be sure to have his side prepared for the Six Nations as France look to enter the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand as the highest ranked northern hemisphere team – they are currently sixth in the IRB world rankings.

At 12/1 to win the 2011 Rugby World Cup, France offer plenty of rugby betting value and should they win the 2011 Six Nations, those rugby odds will shorten dramatically.

Last year’s grand slam champions open open their tournament in Paris against Scotland and will be a very short price favourites in the 6 Nations odds.

The big test will come in round two of the Six Nations fixtures when France travel to Ireland and that could be a match that determines who will win the Six Nations.

France then travel to England and then Italy before hosting Wales as Lievremont prepares his team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

A £10 stake on France winning the Six Nations would return £35. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.