FRANCE are fancied by many to win the World Cup – but need to get there first.

Five dropped points in three games have left them one point ahead of Sweden in Group A and they'll be keen to avoid a slip-up in Bulgaria and clinch top spot.

Last time out France bust millions of coupons when they were held 0-0 by Luxembourg and their last away game finished in a 2-1 defeat to the Swedes.

Bulgaria are all but out of it but all 12 of their points have come at home so France will need to be at their best.

However, they are extremely short at a best 1-5 so for value consider France and over 2.5 goals at 8-13 with Paddy Power.

Antoine Griezmann is 10-3 with bet365 to score first but I'd prefer to be on Kylian Mbappe who has made a fast start at PSG. If he starts back him at 15-4 with bet365.

Sweden must beat Luxembourg at home or Tuesday's meeting in Holland could be a second-place decider. Like Bulgaria their home form is excellent with 10 points out of 12 and while they'll respect Luxembourg they should get the job done.

A best price of 1-20 is ridiculous considering star-studded France couldn't breach the Luxembourg defence so best bet could be to look at the unders.

Under 3.5 goals pays over evens at 11-10 with BetBright and under 2.5 tempts at 3-1 with Marathonbet.

Holland are in danger of missing another major finals but should keep slim hopes alive by winning away to Belarus. They are only 1-4 with bet365.

Top spot in Group B should be decided on Tuesday when Portugal entertain Switzerland. The Swiss, with eight wins out of eight, are three clear of their rivals but with an inferior goal difference.

If Switzerland beat Hungary they'll need a point in Lisbon to win the group. They are 3-10 with William Hill.

Three points is a gimme for Portugal in Andorra – it's just a question of how many. The Swiss game is more important and they might hold something back so bear that in mind if looking at handicaps with the line set at four.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be a popular first-score bet but is no bigger than 6-4 at William Hill. He hasn't scored in La Liga this season but netted four against Andorra at home.

Recommended Bets

  • Mbappe to score first
  • Sweden v Luxembourg under 2.5/under 3.5 goals
  • Ronaldo to score first

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