France vs Italy Six Nations 2024 Betting Tips & Match Preview

Will France continue their excellent record over the Azzurri?

Having landed a controversial Six Nations victory over Scotland two weeks ago, France aims for success on home soil this weekend when they face a winless Italy in Lille.

  • France vs Italy
  • 3:00pm, Sunday, February 25th
  • Decathlon Arena, Lille


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France’s Six Nations campaign has been far from smooth sailing, and they narrowly escaped a second defeat with a controversial TMO decision against Scotland. However, they’ll look to bounce back against Italy when they clash on Sunday afternoon in Lille.

France shouldn’t take Italy lightly though - while they dominated last year’s World Cup encounter, Italy rarely thrives in that tournament, and the Azzurri will aim for a much stronger performance under new coach Gonzalo Quesada.

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France vs Italy Betting Tips

Here is our selection for Sunday’s big game in Lille.

Highest Scoring Half - First Half

A common theme in this year’s Six Nations games involving Italy is a high-scoring first half and then the second half descending into a tactical affair.

This, coupled with France’s traditionally fast starts when facing Italy, makes a bet on the first half being the highest-scoring an eye-catching wager at odds against.

Les Bleus have scored a try in the first 10 minutes in five of their last seven clashes with Italy, and this bet would have landed in both of Italy’s Six Nations games so far in 2024 and the last two Six Nations clashes between these sides.

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Highest Scoring Half - First Half

France vs Italy

Team Lineups

We check out both teams for Sunday’s match.


Posolo Tuilagi will make his first start for his country in Sunday’s match. The teenage lock is one of two changes, replacing Paul Gabrillagues, while Paul Boudehent comes in for the injured Gregory Alldritt, with Charles Ollivon made captain in the forward’s absence.

  1. Baille
  2. Mauvaka
  3. Atonio
  4. Woki
  5. Tuilagi
  6. Boudehent
  7. Ollivon (capt)
  8. Cros
  9. Lucu
  10. Jalibert
  11. Bielle-Biarrey
  12. Danty
  13. Fickou
  14. Penaud
  15. Ramos


Italy coach Gonzalo Quesada makes six changes to his starting XV with back-row forwards Ross Vintcent and Riccardo Favretto set for their first Azzurri starts.

  1. Fischetti
  2. Nicotera
  3. Zilocchi
  4. Cannone
  5. Ruzza
  6. Favretto
  7. Lamaro (capt)
  8. Vintcent
  9. Page-Relo
  10. Garbisi
  11. Ioane
  12. Mori
  13. Ignacio Brex
  14. Menoncello
  15. Capuozzo

Previous Results

Check out the last five results between France and Italy in the Six Nations below.

2023Italy 24-29 FranceRome
2022France 37-10 ItalyParis
2021Italy 10-50 FranceRome
2020France 35-22 ItalyParis
2019Italy 14-25 FranceRome

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer