Cape Town - Local bookmakers believe the Springboks will beat France in the first Test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
According to Sportingbet, the Boks will win by 8 points.
The home side can be backed at 3/10 to win the match, while the French are at 5/2.
The South Africans are also being backed to emerge victorious in the series, with the website offering odds of 1/4, while a France series win is 14/5.
The Boks are starting their second year under coach Allister Coetzee having come off a disappointing 2016 that saw them win just four of their 12 Test matches.
In last year's June series, which was Coetzee's first in charge, the Boks beat Ireland 2-1.
Saturday's clash at Loftus Versfeld kicks off at 17:05.
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds
15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Henry Chavancy, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Loann Goujon, 6 Yacouba Camara, 5 Yoann Maestri (captain), 4 Julien le Devedec, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Clément Maynadier, 1 Jefferson Poirot
Substitutes: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Mohamed Boughanmi, 19 Bernard le Roux, 20 Kévin Gourdon, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Vincent Rattez