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LionsBet Preview: France v Colombia: Back both sides to score

10:04 GMT 22/03/2018
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Les Bleus have been impressive lately and another thrilling contest will be expected when they clash with Jose Pekerman’s side

France will be looking to continue their build-up for the 2018 World Cup when they trade tackles with Colombia in a friendly encounter at Stade de France on Friday night.

Didier Deschamps’ men defeated Wales 2-0 in their first tuneup game since they booked their place in the global showpiece and were on the cusp of securing a second consecutive win against Germany but Lars Stindl’s late-minute strike dented that chance as they shared the spoils.

Both teams have met just two times with the results going the way of Les Bleus. Though they are likely to miss the services of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martia due to fitness issues, they are still hot favourites at (1.50) to clinch victory with LionsBet.

Both sides cancelling each other out is available at the price of (4.00) with the same betting firm.

Colombia had to wait for results from other teams to confirm their place in the World Cup and have neither been convincing in their last two friendly games, losing 2-1 to Korea Republic, though they managed to defeat China. They thus face a stern test in the French capital.

Jose Pekerman’s side are tagged as underdogs for this encounter at the price of (6.00).

The South Americans have not failed to score in their last five outings while Deschamps’ charges have found the net in their last four games which makes odds of (1.95) for goals at both ends of the pitch an interesting pick.

France will be hoping to unleash the attacking trio of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud on their opponents and LionsBet offers them at (1.70), (180) and (1.80) to score anytime respectively while punters can look forward to making cool returns backing two or more goals at the price of (1.75).