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Having linked up to great effect since moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, Al Hain-Cole expects the Chelsea duo to come to the fore for La Roja at the Stade de France

After a disastrous display at the World Cup, Spain take their first step on the road to recovery with a friendly against France in Paris on Thursday.

France-Spain Goalscorer Betting - Unibet
Benzema to score anytime 47/20
Diego Costa to score anytime 51/20
Fabregas to score anytime 4/1
Griezmann to score anytime 16/5
Alcacer to score anytime 17/5
Matuidi to score anytime 15/2
Wiping the slate clean, Vicente Del Bosque has not picked any of the four players who found the back of the net this summer, with Fernando Torres, David Villa and Juan Mata all joining the retired Xabi Alonso in missing out in favour of fresh blood.

Diego Costa’s struggles in the land of his birth were symptomatic of La Roja’s underperformance, but the naturalised Brazilian is priced at 51/20 (3.55) with Unibet to finally open his account for his adopted nation tonight, and 27/5 (6.40) to strike first.

Costa’s fine early season form with Chelsea owes much to the creativity of Cesc Fabregas, although the playmaker’s more advanced role for his country makes him solid value at 4/1 (5.00) to grab the headlines himself by finding the net, or 8/1 (9.00) to open the scoring.

Having scored consistently at youth international level, Valencia striker Paco Alcacer is available at 17/5 (4.40) to mark his senior debut with a goal, and 7/1 (8.00) to break the deadlock for the second time in a week for club and country.

In contrast to his opposite number, Dider Deschamps will see this fixture as an opportunity to build on a positive showing in South America by his young side, with the retirement of Franck Ribery the only major change.

Top scorer for Les Bleus at the World Cup and the only squad member to have broken double figures in goals, Karim Benzema is the 21/4 (6.35) favourite to get the ball rolling against the country where he plays his club football, and available at 47/20 (3.35) merely to score.

Set to support Benzema in attack, fellow La Liga star Antoine Griezmann offers tempting value at 16/5 (4.20) to score a fourth in 10 internationals, or even 7/1 (8.00) to strike first.

At 15/2 (8.50), Blaise Matuidi represents an interesting long shot to hit a fifth 10 internationals against a team that proved vulnerable to the counter attack at the World Cup - an area where the PSG midfielder excels.

 
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Diego Costa to score anytime for a 1.5pt stake at 51/20 (3.55) with Unibet Cesc Fabregas to score anytime for a 1pt stake at 4/1 (5.00) with Unibet

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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