Les Bleus have been hugely impressive in the World Cup so far and our tipster is backing them to continue their impressive scoring form and finish the group stage on a highFrance and Ecuador meet at the Marcana this evening with qualification not yet secured for either side.
Despite Les Bleus winning both of their matches so far in Group E, it's still mathematically possible for them to miss out on progressing to the knockout stages because Ecuador and Switzerland have both won one match each - but it would take a mammoth effort from both teams tonight.
France come into this match as one of the stand-out nations in this years competition. Didier Deschamps' men kicked off their campaign in Brazil in style, cruising past Honduras 3-0.
They followed that result up with an astonishing performance against Switzerland, which saw them go 5-0 up before two late Switzerland goals restored a little pride.
Les Bleus have eased through Group E so far, with a point tonight being good enough to secure progression and top spot. bet365 price them at 7/10 (1.70) to win.
Ecuador started their World Cup with heartbreak against Switzerland in Brasilia, as they saw their early lead wiped out before a 93rd minute winner by Seferovic left them pointless. However, Reinaldo Rueda's men reacted in a positive manner, coming from behind themselves to beat Honduras to keep their hopes of progressing alive. bet365 price them at 17/4 (5.25), with the same firm pricing the draw at 3/1 (4.00).
Expect Deschamps' to play a strong side tonight to make sure they get the job done against a tricky Ecuador side. The handicap market may be worth investing in for France, with -1 13/8 (2.63).
Of Les Bleus' nine wins in their last 11 matches, this bet would have paid out on each occasion, but with it only landing against Ecuador in one of their last 12 matches, it's worth looking elsewhere.
France have been extremely strong in front of goal recently, scoring eight goals already in two World Cup matches.
Karim Benzema has already netted three times but has been supported well by the rest of the side, with the other five goals being scored by five separate players to show that they are coming from everywhere in the side.
Les Bleus to score three or more at 2/1 (3.00) is the play with bet365. In their last 11 matches, they have averaged 3.5 goals scored per game, with the bet landing in eight of those games. When you also consider that Ecuador struggle in defence, conceding 16 goals in nine matches, it's tough to ignore this bet.
Should the match finish 0-0 bet365 will refund losing bets on first/last and anytime goalscorer markets as well as half time/full time, correct score and scorecast wagers.
|France to score three of more goals at 2/1 (3.00) for a 2pt stake with bet365