Euro 2012, Group D, Friday, Donetsk, 5pm

FRANCE remain Group D favourites and showed their quality in spells against England.

Neither of the co-hosts has yet to be beaten but I fear for Ukraine in Donetsk.

They did well to recover from a goal down to beat Sweden but both Andrei Shevchenko's goals were down to defensive lapses.

I don't think France will be as generous as the Swedes and will have learned their lesson for the way they conceded to Lescott.

So it's a French victory for me at (11-10, various) in a game that could go over 2.5 goals at 6-4 with Betfred and see both teams score (11-10, various).

Karim Benzema displayed some nice touches and movement against the English and I'm trying the Real Madrid star at 11-2 with Stan James and BetVictor to hit the opener.

Samir Nasri, who struck a drive past Joe Hart in the opener, is 10-1 (various) with the ever-dangerous Franck Ribery 15-2 at bodog.

Plenty of people focused on up-and-coming Andriy Yarmolenko in the first game but veteran Shevchenko stole the show with two excellent finishes.

Shevvy is 10-1 at BetVictor and Paddy Power to hit the first with Yarmolenko 11-1 with Stan James.

Ukraine will have their supporters at 3-1 (various) and it's never wise to write off any home side while the draw pays 12-5 at BetVictor.

Recommendations

France
(11-10, various)

Benzema to score first
(11-2, Stan James)

Both to score Ukraine v France
(11-10, various)

35 Comments
  1. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul glad to see you agree with me with your selections. I was going to wait to see your tips but after a few days with no bets I was too excited when my salary got paid into the bank at put some of my bets on at 2am! I’ve give for Benzema first and last especially since he has not scored yet. Im also on him to score at anytime 15/8 with Stan James.

  2. Jonathan Grieve 8 years ago

    11/1 with Paddy Power for Benzema and Shevchenko both 2 score? If u can see both teams scoring that might b worth a punt

  3. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    CHRIS GUY PAYDAY BETTING ;-)

    Benzema first goal £60 @ 11/2

    Benzema last goal £20 @ 11/2

    Benzema anytime goal £80 @ 15/8

    England 1-0 £20 @ 13/2

    Terry first goal £20 @ 25/1

    Terry last goal £10 @ 25/1

    Terry 1-0 scorecast £5 @ 80/1

    Gerrard man of the match £60 @ 15/2

    Hart man of the match £10 @ 28/1

    Ibrahimovic man of the match £10 @ 6/1

    Half time draw full time England @ 9/2 & France -1 goal @ 3/1 £20 double.

    Mellberg first card £20 @ 14/1.

    £335 on, hoping for a minimum of £500 back

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, yesterday was pay day thanks to Spain!
      PS. Are Ladbrokes giving you a better deal than boylesports?

  4. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Ha ha no. Could have went for the usual refund with Boylesports if the player scores second but for instance Benzema only 9/2. Idvrather take the 11/2 on offer.

  5. david paterson 8 years ago

    My bets for today:

    Benzema F.Scorer 9/2 dd/hh

    Nasri Anytime 4/1 Betfred

    Both teams to score for the last 10 games on the tourney group stages

    £1.50 £676 return or summit.

    Considering ibrahimovich but not sure

    If a mind right england dnt tend to do well against the swedes.

  6. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul do you have any suggestions for man if the match in France game. Was considering Benzema but don’t know if he is a bit short at 7/2. It seems a ridiculous price when it’s 11/2 fir him to score first. Saying that he may well get it and the likes of Nasri is not much better at 5/1.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, MOM in France game’s a tough one. Benzema has to be in with a shout but what about the comeback lad M’Vila who is highly rated.

  7. david paterson 8 years ago

    Chris Guy just a suggestion, I think they are a bit short too, if there was a french player who stood out in the opening game for me it had to Giroud. Hell be looking to impress aswell with arsenal chasing his signature. Nasri is obviously a good shout but any others Giroud has to be in there. Bombing up and down the wing always looking to provide.

  8. Alex walker 8 years ago

    Chris that must be some pay day mate. 335 pound on 2 games of football plus a 50 on carrol. Are you a lawyer or doctor.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Alex, I don’t know if he’s a lawyer but probably needs to see a doctor.

  9. David moore 8 years ago

    Chris guy. Your betting 335 hoping get 500 minimum. Would you not be better off just putting it on 1 bet u fancy strongly. Like Evs even double up. Easily said Likd lol n bit late now since your bets are done lol suppose having a few on gives u bit more off a sweat like. Terry 1st would hit the spot like. Dont know who to back my self. Benze Looks like bit value like. Lost 60 in machine if I get it back I’ll be happy lol

  10. David moore 8 years ago

    What’s a good site match 1st bet ?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      David, what do you mean “match first bet”.

  11. David moore 8 years ago

    Like a free bet. Was guna have 50 on France -1. but if I could get it match somewhere might as well have the xtra bet as cover any ideas ?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      David, look at sites such as betrescue and oddschecker for best offers, they have a list of them, then come back and open the account via us.

  12. Jonathan Grieve 8 years ago

    Very pleased with the French lineup. Thought Malouda was poor against England and Nasri surely offers more of a threat from there. Not seen much of Menez but heard good things. And hopefully Clichy takes his chance

  13. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Lol love the patter. I’m a gynaecologist

  14. david paterson 8 years ago

    Thunder and Lightning MADNESS!!!

  15. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Game suspended according to live score

  16. david paterson 8 years ago

    Game suspended according to live score

  17. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Well I hope all bets refunded

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, are you not confident or what?

  18. david paterson 8 years ago

    Will they not just keep them until the game is played?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      David, if it doesn’t start bets could stand but it depends on when it’s rescheduled. Some bookies will give you the choice to let them lie or void them.

  19. David moore 8 years ago

    That’s a nightmare. Felt like there was somthing special going to happen !!

  20. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul I want the game to be played. Only worrying incase my first last and anytime scorer bets stand cos they had been playing for 3 mins. Surely not but you never know

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, that definitely won’t be the case. No bets will be down if the game doesn’t start again. They will automatically stand for tomorrow unless you try to void them, although any wanting to do that would be advised to do so before tonight’s France v Sweden game kicks off.

  21. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    I’m confident big man Benzema gonnae do the business

  22. david paterson 8 years ago

    TV is saying, It wont kickoff again until at least 6pm and if it doesnt continue tonight provisions are in place for them to play it tomorrow.

  23. sean mac n.ireland 8 years ago

    did france to win by 1 goal 13/5 and england to win by 1 goal 13/5 with boylesports,well done the irish supporters in last nights humiliation by spain,fantastic atmosphere,they did ireland proud!!

  24. david paterson 8 years ago

    France v Ukraine starting at 6pm

  25. George kelly 8 years ago

    Atill waiting for benzema any time…. Pull your finger out karim!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      George, I should have backed Menez at half-time as he looked the most likely. Anyway a France win is what I need first and foremost, a Benzema goal would be a bonus.

  26. George kelly 8 years ago

    I did £20 on a paddy power enhanced double, France and England to win @6/1
    All my others had been ruined by France! Got y fingers crosse to England!

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