France-Germany Betting Preview: Backing a high-profile friendly to live up to the billing in Paris

Matches between these historic rivals are always engrossing, and Al Hain-Cole thinks that the array of attacking talent on display will make for another suitably entertaining game
France’s clash with Germany is one of the more mouth-watering friendly matches taking place on Wednesday evening, as meetings between these two sides are always hotly contested.

Les Bleus are going through something of a rebuilding process under new boss Didier Deschamps, but have recorded a draw and a win against Spain and Italy in their last two matches, and Bet365 are offering 7/4 (2.75) odds on them securing another impressive result with victory.

Joachim Low’s men will be keen to avenge last year’s 2-1 home defeat in Bremen, and are available at 9/5 (2.80) odds of to pick up their first victory over their old rivals in 26 years.

Die Nationalmannschaft came away with a 0-0 draw on their last visit to Paris back in 2005, and you can get odds of 23/10 (2.30) on this game finishing honours even.

The visitors’ high-profile exhibition match against Netherlands in their last fixture surprisingly finished goalless, bringing to an end a high-scoring run of results involving the three-time world champions.

At least three goals had been scored in the previous nine games prior to that trip to Amsterdam, and a return to that form seems likely against a side without a clean sheet in their last four.

With attacking talent such as Karim Benzema, Mario Gomez, Mesut Ozil and Franck Ribery on display, over 2.5 goals seems like a given here, and that market is particularly attractive at Evens (2.00) this evening.

Ozil may be going through a difficult season with Real Madrid at the moment, but the talented playmaker is actually enjoying some of his best form for the national side at the moment.

The 24-year-old has been absolutely prolific since last summer’s shock Euro 2012 semi-final exit against Italy, and he has scored five goals in his last four matches in the famous white shirt.

With this in mind, odds of 3/1 (4.00) seem unbelievably generous on him hitting the back of the net in this match, especially considering his penalty responsibilities, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Over 2.5 goals at Evens (2.00) with Bet365
Mesut Ozil to score anytime at 3/1 (4.00) with Bet365

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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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