World Cup 2018 - FRANCE I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis
EURO finalist France is said to have good chances to reach the final match again at the World Cup 2018. In Group C they will face Australia, Denmark and Peru. Due to this interesting group constellation there are remarkable opportunities for betting tips on matches with French participation during the World Cup 2018. This statement is backed up by the results of our extensive research regarding course of the qualification and France’s roster.
Content on this page
- World Cup tips and prognosis
- Our Top 3 Betting Tips for France
- Roster analysis
- Qualification and form check
- Previous final round participations
- 16.06.2018 | 11:00 | France - Australia
- ODDS COMPARISON
- 21.06.2018 | 16:00 | France - Peru
- ODDS COMPARISON
- 26.06.2018 | 15:00 | France - Denmark
- ODDS COMPARISON
What kind of betting tips result from France’s role as the favorite at the World Cup 2018?
The way to success will only go through the “Equipe Tricolore” in Group C and therefore we believe that France making it past the group stage at the World Cup 2018 is a pretty sure bet. So it’s no surprise that Tipico only lists meagre odds of 1.04 for this event. That’s why we were looking for alternative betting options for France at the World Cup 2018 and first took a closer look at the group matches.
Looking at betting tips for single Group C matches at the World Cup 2018, one should particularly focus on the match against the strong Denmark, that shouldn’t be underestimated under any circumstances by the Frenchmen according to our analysis. A loss by France has odds of 6.10 at 888Sport, which makes for an interesting betting tip considering Denmark’s strong performances in the course of the qualification for Russia 2018. On the other hand anything but a win against Australia would be extremely unlikely and the team from Peru also shouldn’t be much of a hurdle for Deschamps’ team, even though France proved in the qualification for the World Cup 2018, that fall-downs against smaller teams are not impossible. Nevertheless odds for French victories against the group’s underdogs are low and so not very lucrative. Therefore we recommend combining these tips with further betting possibilities like goal bets and so raise the possible profit for your betting tips. For example we were able to make out significantly more attractive odds at William Hill for the matches against Australia and Peru, when combining bet on a French win with a bet on more than 2.5 scored goals, namely odds of 1.85 and 2 respectively.
When analyzing betting tips regarding France’s participation at the World Cup 2018 one shouldn’t forget about to mention a possible title win of the Frenchmen of course: bwin lists the Equipe Tricolore third with odds of 7 for winning the championship. Additionally Intertops has still remarkable odds of 3.75 for a French participation in the final match of the tournament. In addition matches with French participation promise a lot of goals at the World Cup 2018, since they have to players on their roster that may compete for the “golden shoe” in Russia, namely Antoine Griezman and Kylian Mbappe. Betfair lists corresponding odds of 15 and 34 for them becoming the tournament’s top scorer.
Concluding it needs to be stated that France challenge in Group C will be, whether they will be able to crack the strong defense of Australia and Denmark. This question is justified according to our forecast regarding the World Cup 2018, since France seems to prefer opponents that also try to create the game and not only destroy it. If France catches a good start into the World Cup 2018 however and they can start a run, the Frenchmen may very well win all of their group matches. So a betting tip on French wins in all of their group matches may sound risky at first, but considering the high odds it’s also not completely far-fetched. Interwetten for example lists odds of 3 for this particular betting tip.
Our Top 3 Betting Tips for France
- To score more than 2.5 goals against Peru
- To win Group D
- To reach the Quarterfinals
What kind of roster does France have at its disposal for the World Cup 2018?
The “Equipe Tricolore” is out for revenge at the World Cup 2018 after they lost the final match at the EURO at home. They burn to win the most important trophy in international football again after they won their first World Cup title 20 years ago. Coach Didier Deschamps is able to fall back on a roster full of top players and superstars like Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud. So it’s hardly a surprise that the World Cup odds of most providers see the Frenchmen as one of the big favorites for the title.
At the very front France can count on Olivier Giroud, who is an important player for FC Arsenal too and who is able to draw the attention of several defenders, because he is very dangerous to score a goal. Apart from the well-known names from France’s offensive part of the team the “Equipe Tricolore’s” roster also has players of international top format on every other position: Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, Blaise Matuidi from Juventus Turin or Samuel Umtiti from FC Barcelona – this list alone could build the defensive line of a world team selection and first needs to be cracked on the way to the title.
So coach Deschamps has a real luxury problem when nominating the roster and he can rely on a bench that can replace the starting eleven players 1:1. France’s player pool also is able to compensate possible injuries until the World Cup 2018 without any problems. After all many players of world format like the Ousmane Dembele, who is in the doghouse, are currently not even mentioned in possible rosters published. Therefore Deschamps has a high class roster reserve up his sleeve.
Which obstacles did France have to overcome on the way to the World Cup 2018?
With Sweden and the Netherlands there were three teams in France’s qualification group that went into the competition as final tournament candidates. The team around captain Hugo Lloris finished the qualification for the World Cup on first place with a four point lead on second ranked Sweden and so they qualified directly for Russia 2018. A sobering start into the qualification in the form of a 0-0 draw against Belarus was followed by a series of four wins in a row, in which they were already able to put some distance between them and co-favorite Netherlands.
The “Equipe Tricolore” closed the group with a single loss against Sweden and two draws as the undisputed group winner. The draw against Luxembourg was seen as an embarrassing slip and is interesting in the regard that the Frenchmen are indeed able to reach surprising results against smaller teams, which makes for interesting betting opportunities. From a tactical standpoint it was interesting to see in the qualification matches, that head coach and former national player Didier Deschamps let his team implement various systems. Therefore France is able to adapt its basic formation to the opponent, which already “state of the art” on international top level anyway and can be witnessed at any team with corresponding roster. Apart from a strong 4-3-3 France also sometimes played a 4-2-3-1, which aims at a fast transition game and Deschamps has the ideal players for this system with rockets Mbappe and Griezmann. Therefore the French national teams also tried a 4-4-2 at times, which fits France well due to the big number of good wings on the team.
As the group favorite France will most of the time be forced to make the game in a group with Australia, Peru and Denmark. This fact shouldn’t be much of a problem for a team full of players from European top clubs. Recently the classic Germany versus France was played in the form of a friendly match in November 2017: The equal duel of the two World Cup favorites ended in a justified 2:2 and therefore enough excitement is provided for the title fight at World Cup 2018 in Russia.
What does France’s World Cup history look like?
France can already look back on 15 final round participations in his World Cup history and they have been able to lift the trophy once so far: In the course of the World Cup at home in 1998 they defeated Brazil 3:0 in front of their home crowd, after world star Zinedine Zidane scored two goals and played a very important part in the final match victory. After the EURO title win in 2000 followed a small weak phase at international great events, but they found back to old strengths at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, where they only barely got eliminated in the quarter final by the later champion Germany. Since they lost a dramatic final at the EURO at home against Portugal in 2016 the French national team is part of the absolute international football elite again. So there can only be one goal for the traditional football nation at the World Cup 2018 and that’s winning the title!
* All odds: status 30.01.2018