Betting Special: France 5/1 to beat Switzerland

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Les Blues have laboured to two late wins at Euro 2016 thus far but Paddy Power are offering an appealing price on the hosts completing the hat-trick to new customers

While France backers will have been pleased to see them pick up six points from their opening two Group A games, the performances have hardly sparkled.

Nevertheless, Didier Deschamps' men are odds on at 10/11 (1.91) to see off Switzerland on Sunday but Paddy Power are taking on the hosts by offering new players an opportunity to back them at a huge 5/1 (6.0).

To take up this price simply sign up with the Irish bookmaker, back France at the usual price shown on site and if Deschamps' side are able to secure a third straight win in Lille then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value of 5/1 (6.0) after the final whistle.

Les Bleus look set to rotate their immensely talented squad somewhat, but given the nature of their last-gasp wins over Romania and Albania in the previous two rounds, the expectant crowd will be desperate to see their side lay down something of a marker ahead of the knockout stages where the calibre of opposition is set to increase significantly.

Switzerland can still top the group with a victory so France can't afford to slip up if they wish to obtain the kindest possible draw in the last 16, not least because the winners of Group A are destined to face a third place finishing side which at the moment could well be either Northern Ireland, Czech Republic or Sweden.

Deschamps may opt to rest N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, the two players currently at risk of suspension if they pick up another yellow card against the Swiss, but the 47-year-old has an embarrassment of riches available to him in the final third.

The underdogs needed a second-half equaliser to claim a share of the spoils against Romania and their lack of cutting edge could cost them against a team who boast the likes of Antione Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman in attack, even if they decide to leave Giroud out of the starting line-up.

At 10/11 (1.91) France will attract plenty of attention from punters but the chance to back them at 5/1 (6.0) looks a great option for those yet to open a Paddy Power account.

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