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France v Belgium Betting Tips: Price boost on an early Antoine Griezmann goal in St Petersburg

10:00 AM WAT 10/07/2018
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Coral are offering all customers the chance to back the French forward to score in the first 20 minutes of their World Cup semi-final at a massive 6/1

The World Cup semi-finals are almost upon up as Coral have unveiled their latest offer for France v Belgium on Tuesday evening.

The bookmaker are offering a Super Smart Boost price of 6/1 (7.0) on Antoine Griezmann to score in the first 20 minutes of the match.

This offer has a £10 maximum stake but it's available to all Coral customers, not just new ones. The usual price for this wager would be 9/2 (5.50) so getting 6/1 (7.0) is a significant boost.

Griezmann has been a consistent scorer for Les Blues in Russia, netting three times in Russia so far, including the vital second goal in the 2-0 quarter final win over Uruguay courtesy of a goalkeeping error from Fernando Muslera.

While that leaves him some way behind the likes of Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot stakes, the fact that the 27-year-old takes France's penalties is a major positive for this selection.

Belgium’s defence is tough to trust having seen them concede in three of their five World Cup games so far and France will certainly fancy their chances of making an early breakthrough.

Griezmann has already netted 23 goals in 59 appearances for the national side and with Olivier Giroud being restored to the starting line-up, the Atletico Madrid striker looks much more dangerous in the final third.

Domestically, Griezmann hit 19 goals for Atleti last season and eight of those were the first of the match, a key factor to consider when weighing up a wager like this given the time element.

He’s also been the first goalscorer in two of the three matches where he’s found the back of the net in Russia so far. The penalty against Argentina was scored after just 13 minutes and a repeat here would see this market settled as a winner.

France are 29/20 (2.45) to win the game so the chance to back their main goal threat at 6/1 (7.0) to make an early breakthrough is sure to prove a popular selection, especially considering this offer is available to all Coral customers.