France vs GreeceEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Jun 19, 2023, Stade de France
France and Greece square off in a Group B fixture in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers with both teams looking to maintain their 100% record. The French will be relying on their superior quality and should have too much for the Greeks.
France head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 3-0 victory over Gribraltar in their previous qualifying fixture. They made a fast start and struck early in the first half through Olivier Giroud with Kylian Mbappe getting the second before an own-goal from Aymen Mouelhi completed the rout.
That result is an extension of France’s 100% record in the qualifiers having won all three of their matches so far. They are three points clear at the top of the standings, although the teams below them have played a game less.
The great thing about France in these qualifiers is that they are winning comfortably and scoring lots of goals having found the net eight times in just three matches. Didier Deschamps’ men are also matching that attacking verve with some defensive solidity as they are yet to concede a single goal in this campaign.
Greece were also victorious in their previous qualifying fixture as they triumphed 2-1 over Republic of Ireland last time out. Anastasios Bakasetas opened the scoring early in the first half while Giorgos Masouras struck the winner just after the restart.
Having begun their campaign with a 3-0 victory in Gibraltar, Greece already also maintaining a 100% record in these qualifiers. However, they have played a game less than France and are three points off the pace in Group B.
Beyond the win over perennial whipping boys Gibraltar, Greece have not been convincing travellers in recent times. Gus Poyet’s men were winless in the previous three matches, suffering defeats to the likes of Cyprus and Hungary.
How the bookies view it
France are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 3/11 by 10bet. An unlikely victory for Greece is valued at 12/1 by Coral while BoyleSports is offering odds of 5/1 for a draw.
Head to head
France have a 6-1 advantage with one draw from eight previous matches against Greece. However, the last meeting between both teams was Friendly back in 2006 which ended 1-0 in favour of the French.
Players to watch
Kylian Mbappe remains the most dangerous attacker for France and showed his quality last time out by netting the second against Gibraltar. The forward has six goals in his last four international appearances and is priced at 8/11 by bet365 to find the net on Monday.
While France’s showings in attack are expected, given their quality, their defence has been just as impressive as they ate yet to concede a goal. Liverpool centre-back Ibrahima Konate has started every game and can lead the French to another clean sheet at 4/5 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
France’s solid defence means they have won to nil in all three of their matches and could be set for a repeat at evens with BoyleSports. The French are expected to earn a comfortable win and could be backed in the -1 handicap market at 8/11 with bet365.
The French have won both halves in two of their three matches in the qualifiers and could be set for a similar outcome at 13/8 by bet365. They can also be tipped to score in both halves at 20/23 with BoyleSports.
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