Wales to enjoy night to remember in Paris

Wales have been looking to go under the radar heading into the 2019 Six Nations, but it will be hard to deny they are title contenders if they get off to a flying start in Paris.

Wales showing promise ahead of Japan

Head coach Warren Gatland is preparing for his final year in the Wales camp and the New Zealander has seemingly got the men in red in a good place.

Wins over Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa in the autumn has not only provided winning momentum going into Friday’s clash with France, but was also it was a chance to blood fresh faces.

Injuries over recent Tests have allowed the likes Thomas Young and Aaron Wainwright to come through in the back-row and others have stepped up across the park.

But the return to fitness of some more experienced figures – like number eight Ross Moriarty, scrum-half Gareth Davies and utility back Liam Williams – will give Wales a massive boost, as they build towards the World Cup in Japan later this year.

Les Bleus in turmoil

France have only managed to win three of their last 14 Tests, which is remarkable considering their previous standing in the northern hemisphere game.

A win in Paris is always something special for any team, but it is becoming much more commonplace than it was in the past.

Wales have the momentum and strength in depth to get to job done across the Channel and are 1.95 to make that winning start to the competition.

However, don’t rule out the French making a strong start before falling away in the second half, due to a lack of fitness. With that in mind, the hosts are 1.83 to win the Race to 10 points at  
the Stade de France.