Competition: International Friendly
Market: England and France to draw
Odds: 28/13 @ 888 Sport
England look horns with France at Wembley on Tuesday night in a game manager Roy Hodgson could use as an excuse to give fringe players a run out. The Three Lions are coming off the back of a defeat to Spain, and are sure to be given a difficult challenge against a strong France side in fine form. However, the emotional atmosphere expected after France was subject to attack could mean the two sides play out an even game.
England enjoyed a 100% record in their Euro 2016 qualifiers, but were sent crashing back down to earth by Spain in Alicante. A 2-0 defeat in Spain’s backyard still won’t mask 10 wins in 10 group games, and England are sure to perform better on home soil. Roy Hodgson’s men will be very wary of their dangerous opposition, however. France are no slouches, and are favourites to win the European Championships next summer. The Blues boast a strong squad of players, and have been in fine form of late, so it won’t be straightforward for the hosts.
Didier Deschamps’ side recently beat World champions Germany in an international friendly, and have won their last five fixtures, conceding just two goals. Portugal and Denmark are the most notable sides France have also managed to dispatch of, and their away form has been very impressive. England’s results at Wembley have been very consistent in response, but both sides would likely settle for a draw before kickoff. The Three Lions have a stoic defensive record, and would settle for a shutout against the visitors, rather than losing by trying to win.
Bet: England and France to draw tonight’s international friendly @ 28/13 with 888 Sport >>