Betting: France drift in Euro 2016 betting despite victory

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Didier Deschamps' men needed late goals to win their first two matches and have drifted in the outright market despite another star performance from Dimitri Payet

While they have picked up six points from their opening two group games, France have hardly impressed at Euro 2016 thus far and NetBet have pushed Les Bleus out from 3/1 (4.0) to 7/2 (4.50) in their outright winner market.

Both Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba were dropped from the starting line up but a wasteful performance from a forward line featuring Olivier Giroud, Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman meant both frontrunners in the ante post Player of the Tournament market were introduced in the second half.

The Atletico Madrid frontman broke the deadlock after the underdogs had kept the 1/4 (1.25) pre-game favourites at bay for long periods and even threatened a shock result of their own. Despite opening the scoring, Griezmann is out to 11/1 (12.0) to win the Golden Boot but it is another Frenchman who has starred for the stuttering hosts.

Dimitri Payet scored his second goal of Euro 2016 in injury time and is 13/2 (7.50) to be the tournament's top scorer and several firms have cut the 29-year-old into 4/1 (5.0) for Player of the Tournament, albeit France's performances will need to improve as they enter the knockout stages if they are to make further progress.

Plenty of the big guns have failed to fire in France and the top scorer market looks very open with Cristiano Ronaldo an industry best 17/2 (9.50) shot after drawing a blank against Iceland. Thomas Muller looks tough to back at 9/1 (10.0) given his role behind Mario Gotze in the Germany team and Olivier Giroud has drifted to 19/2 (10.50).

Grazianno Pelle is 14/1 (15.0) while Arkadiusz Milik, who was impressive in Poland's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland, could be a spot of value at 35/1 (36.0) with NetBet.

With teams seemingly intent on focusing on marking Robert Lewandowkski (20/1) out of the game, the free-scoring Ajax frontman could be set to profit from more space in the final third.

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