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Betting: Will Griezmann overshadow Giroud for France once again?

5:34 PM IST 02/07/16
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Having won plenty of admirers with two key goals versus the Republic of Ireland, Al Hain-Cole is expecting the Atletico Madrid sriker to outdo his attacking conuterpart once again

Despite failing to find the net since the opening goal of Euro 2016, Olivier Giroud is France’s 10/3 (4.33) favourite with bet365 to get the ball rolling when they take on Iceland in Sunday’s quarter-final clash.

While he may not have found the net in the last 16 victory over the Republic of Ireland, the Arsenal man played an important role in Antoine Griezmann’s winning goal and can be backed at 21/20 (2.05) to strike anytime in Paris.

On the other hand, having come to Les Bleus’ rescue with both goals as they overturned an early two-goal deficit in the last round, Griezmann is probably better value at 13/10 (2.30) to get one the scoresheet once again here.

A clear contender for Player of the Tournament after striking twice and providing numerous chances from midfield, the in-form Dmitri Payet is a 13/8 (2.62) shot to score for the sixth game in 11 for Didier Deschamps’ men.

Having been restricted to appearances from the bench so far this competition, Andre-Pierre Gignac is priced at 15/8 (2.88) to hit the back of the net for the first time in seven internationals.

Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson is Iceland’s 10/1 (11.00) favourite to break the deadlock at the Stade de France, and on offer at 7/2 (5.50) to find the net for the 10th time in 22 games for his country.

However, with the Swansea City man’s only goal so far this competition having come from the spot, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is likely to pose a more significant threat from regular play. After notching his 21st goal in 43 caps with the winner against England last time out, the Nantes striker offers plenty of temptation at 9/2 (5.50) to enhance that impressive record against some familiar foes.

Alternatively, substitute strikers Alfred Finnbogason 5/1 (6.00) and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson 5/1 (6.00) will be waiting in the wings to extend their modest nation’s fairytale progression through the toUrnament.

Griezmann to score anytime at 13/10 (2.30) for a 2pt stake with bet365