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France v Netherlands Betting: Back Oranje to do justice by themselves

6:45 AM GMT 30/08/2017
Netherlands v France - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
While Les Bleus' strong home record makes avoiding defeat a tall order, Al Hain-Cole expects Dick Advocaat's newly confident side to find the net

The Netherlands will be hoping to give their World Cup qualification hopes a major boost when they travel to Paris to take on France on Thursday.

Three points adrift of their hosts in Group A, the Oranje can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) with dabblebet to move level by coming out on top at the Stade de France.

Didier Deschamps' men fell to a 2-1 defeat in Sweden in their last qualifier but are clear 4/7 (1.57) favourites to bounce straight back with an important victory in this one.

Just one of the last seven encounters between the sides has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

Appointed as manager of the national team for the third time following Danny Blind's dismissal after a 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria, Dick Advocaat got off to a strong start by overseeing a 5-0 victory against Luxembourg back in June.

With Les Bleus suffering a 2-1 defeat in Sweden that same day, that result served to breathe hope into what was beginning to look like a second consecutive Dutch qualification campaign to end in failure.

However, the travelling fans should not be taking anything for granted as they follow their side to the French capital, where the hosts have lost just one of the last 18 World Cup qualifiers - winning the last four by an aggregate 12-2 scoreline.

Having lost four of their last eight away qualifiers while beating only Latvia, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg in that run, the guests will realistically struggle to avoid a third consecutive defeat against their star-studded opponents.

Nevertheless, 13 goals in four matches since Blind's departure and a recall for all-time top scorer Robin Van Persie suggests odds of 13/5 (3.60) are well worth a pop on the Netherlands becoming the third team in a row to deny France a clean sheet, albeit not denying them three points.

France to win and both teams to score for a 1pt stake at 13/5 (3.60) with dabblebet