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Betting: Back Mbappe to score first and France to beat the Netherlands

11:29 IST 31/08/2017
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The 18-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in the world and the Monaco frontman can shine in Les Bleus' World Cup qualifier against the Oranje

This international break may come at an awkward time, disrupting domestic seasons as they have only just begun, but it at least offers a chance to get a closer look at Kylian Mbappe.

The teenage striker has barely featured for Monaco in the new campaign, ostensibly due to injury, although transfer speculation linking him with a move away may have also played on the mind of coach Leonardo Jardim.

Mbappe - one of the world's most in-demand players - should feature for France in their key World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands on Thursday and dabblebet offer a juicy price boost of 9/2 (5.5) on a Les Bleus win, with Mbappe opening the scoring.

France coach Didier Deschamps has pledged to be careful with Mbappe's development, but realistically the striker is just too good to be held back for the national team for much longer.

The 18-year-old is yet to open his account for Les Bleus in his handful of appearances but his combination of lightning pace, speed of thought and instinctive finishing looks to make him tailor-made for the higher level.

Deschamps' men are strong favourites to beat a Netherlands side in grave danger of missing out on next year's World Cup in Russia and 9/2 (5.5) for a France win with Mbappe opening the scoring could prove a great price.

Team selection can be unpredictable for international games this early in the season but don't worry as bets will be void if Mbappe doesn't start and if he comes on after the first goal has been scored (as long as it's not an own goal), as per the standard terms and conditions.

France have an excellent record in home qualifiers, having beaten Bulgaria and joint-leaders Sweden in the section already, while they have won three games in a row against the Netherlands.

Les Bleus also beat Oranje in the reverse fixture earlier in the qualifying campaign, with Manchester United star Paul Pogba scoring the only goal of the game on the half-hour mark to secure all three points.

With Mbappe having dominated the headlines all summer due to speculation over his future, this match is the ideal time for the 18-year-old to show why there is so much hype around him.

And a boosted price of 9/2 (5.5) from dabblebet for France to beat the Netherlands with Mbappe scoring the opening goal is a fine offer for this week's international fixtures.

Mbappe to score first and France to beat the Netherlands - 9/2 (5.5) from dabblebet