Competition: International Friendly
Market: France to beat Russia
Odds: 4/7 @ Bet365
France visit the 2018 World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday bidding to bounce back from defeat to Colombia in Paris on Friday.
For this summers World Cup hosts, while the tournament may still be covered in controversy, Russian boss Stanislav Cherchesov will be more concerned about his sides current form. After automatically booking their spot in the finals as the tournament hosts, Russia have admirably decided to test themselves against some of world football’s elite. Coming off the back of a disappointing performance against Brazil in a 3-0 defeat, Cherchesov’s side have now failed to win any of their last four and have just two wins in their last eight, one of those being in a hybrid friendly against Dinamo Moscow. Expected to announce his final squad on Friday, Russian fans will be desperate to see some drastic improvements if they want anything to cheer about this summer.
As for Didier Deschamps’ France side, while Les Bleus may have failed to see of Columbia on Friday night despite being in control for most of the games, the 2016 European Championship finalists will make the journey to Russia knowing they have a squad capable of making an impact. Topping Group A during qualifying and conceding just six goals in those 10 matches, Deschamps’ will fancy his side of once again topping a relatively easy World Cup Group that includes Australia, Denmark and Peru. For Tuesday’s trip to St Petersburg, the likes of Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann will all be pushing for a start in a side that possesses a tremendous amount of attacking power.
Bet: France to beat Russia in Tuesdays international friendly 4/7 @ Bet365>>
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