Les Bleus must see off Warren Gatland’s side convincingly in Paris this afternoon and then hope that England can do them a massive favour against Grand Slam-chasing Ireland later in the evening in Dublin on this Super Saturday.
While the first of those outcomes seems very likely indeed, the second does not after England were humiliated and embarrassed by the French in round four - a 53-10 shellacking ranking as their heaviest-ever loss at Twickenham and third most emphatic of all time.
France will be humming with confidence after that seven-try thrashing that remarkably was their first Six Nations win on English soil since way back in 2005, with a feel-good factor restored ahead of a home Rugby World Cup that is approaching quickly in the autumn.
Wales bounced back from a dismal tournament both on and off the field to earn a bonus-point win over Italy in Rome last weekend that will likely see them avoid having to collect a first wooden spoon since 2003, though ending a run of four straight losses against the French looks a monumental task with Warren Gatland prepared to bid farewell to several of his senior stars after this weekend.
How to watch France vs Wales
TV channel: In the UK, France vs Wales is being broadcast live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 1:55pm GMT ahead of a 2:45pm kick-off.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online by visiting the ITV website or ITVX app.
The match is also available to watch via Welsh-language TV channel S4C and S4C Clic online.
Live coverage: Follow all the action live today via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.