France v Iceland Betting: Underdogs set to make their mark

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Although Deschamps possesses plenty attacking power at his disposal, Al Hain-Cole thinks they their defence could struggle when they take on an opposition side in confident form

After recording what their president described as the ‘greatest victory’ in their history against England in the last 16, Iceland will be looking to pull off yet another shock when they take on France in Sunday’s quarter-final clash at the Stade de France.

Lars Lagerback and Heimi Hallgrimsson's men came from behind to humiliate Roy Hodgson’s men last time out and are available at 15/2 (8.50) with Betway to cause an even bigger upset by coming out on top against the hosts.

Meanwhile, Les Bleus also overturned an early one-goal deficit to see of the Republic of Ireland in their last 16 clash, and are 4/9 (1.44) favourites to emerge victorious once again in Paris.

New Betway customers who think the home side will have too much for their opposition can take up an enhanced price of 4/1 (5.0) when opening an account. To claim, simply sign up, back France at the usual price shown on site and get the enhanced odds if they win.

Three of the previous 11 meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them taking this one into extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.

Although they go into this game as clear favourites, Didier Deschamps’ side will be well aware of the price that England paid for taking this opposition too lightly. In fact, the home side actually have their own first-hand experience of the threat posed by their modest adversaries, who raced into a two-goal lead before conceding three times after the break to lose 3-2 in a friendly meeting back in 2012.

As one of only two teams alongside Wales to have found the net in every single match at Euro 2016 so far, Iceland must fancy their chances of at least getting on the scoresheet when they take on a team missing the services of first-choice centre-back Adil Rami due to suspension.

Nevertheless, having demonstrated their ability to overturn adversity in the previous round, odds of 5/4 (2.25) certainly seem generous on France sharing the scoresheet with a team that has found the net in their last 13 consecutive fixtures coming into this game. That bet would have paid out in nine of Iceland’s last 10 games, as well as their previous five in a row versus this opposition.

Both teams to score at 5/4 (2.25) with Betway

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