France World Cup: Fixtures, Squad, Group & Betting Odds

France World Cup BettingFrance World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide France have an incredible pool of talent available for the 2018 World Cup. Despite the terrible Euro 2016 campaign France are one of the bookies favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. France’s World Cup campaign will hopefully be aided by new stars Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy who will add energy and dynamism to the team. Pundits and bookies might be backing them to be a force to reckon with, many others doubt that they illustrious players will be able to form a group that can win the tournement this year.

World Cup Group

France World Cup: Fixtures, Squad, Group & Betting Odds were drawn in group C, and will play alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark.

Fixtures

France open their 2018 World Cup campaign on the 16th June when they meet Australia at the Kazan Arena. It should be a pretty easy game for the Les Bleus. They then meet Peru and Denmark. Denmark will probably be the most challenging match, but won’t cause them too many issues. France will fly through the group stage without much hindrance.

RoundDateLocationHome TeamAway TeamGroupResultTV
116/06/2018 11:00Kazan ArenaFranceAustraliaGroup CBBC
221/06/2018 16:00Ekaterinburg StadiumFrancePeruGroup CITV
326/06/2018 15:00Luzhniki Stadium, MoscowDenmarkFranceGroup CITV
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World Cup Friendlies

France kicked off there World Cup warms ups against Colombia where they came away with a 3-2 loss, but bounced back when they met Russia later in March. At the end of May just 2 weeks before the World Cup kicks off they meet the Republic of Ireland, Italy and finally the USA 9th of June respectively.

23rd March – Colombia (lost 3-2)
27th March – Russia (won 3-1)
28th May – France vs Republic of Ireland
1st June – France vs Italy
9th June – France vs USA

Last Six Results

Whilst the bookies are backing them to win, they ave lost 2 of there last 6 games. If they are going to win in France they need to mould those new stars into a great team.

vs Russia (A) 3-1 W
vs Colombia (H) 2-3 L
vs Germany (A) 2-2 D
vs Wales (H) 2-0 W
vs Belarus (H) 2-1 W
vs Bulgaria (A) 1-0 L

World Cup Record

France have a good record at the World Cup, in the last 5 years they have won the tournament (1998), been runners up (2006) and reached the quarter finals (2014). However a pattern is emergin that every other World Cup they have been getting knocked out at the group stage, but we’re not sure that a pattern can be taken from just a 20 year period (just 5 world cups). Since 1930 more often than not France have made it out of the group stage.

Prediction

France are one of the bookies favourites to win, they have some of the most expensive players in the world in their team but can Deschamps form a team that plays well together? The prediction is that they will make the semi-finals or maybe the final but lifting the trophy will need to wait for another year.

Who is France’s The Key Player? Who Will Score the Most Goals for France

Kylian Mbappe will be at the tournament for the first time and is being hailed as one of the world’s most exciting talents. The 19 year old took the Champions League in his stride and in the recent match against Russia he scored twice. If he and Griezmann are on top form France will be difficult to stop.

nGriezman, is one of the most coveted attackers in the game is the bookies 2/1 favourite to score the most goals for France, followed by Giroud and Mbappe who are both priced at 7/1 to be the top goal scorer.

(odds from bet365 – correct on 5th May 2018)

Squad

Goalkeepers – Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda
Defenders – Lucas Digne, Presnel Kimpembe, Laurent Koscielny, Benjamin Mendy (has a knee injury) , Benjamin Pavard, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane
Midfielders – N’golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Corentin Tolisso
Forwards – Wissam Ben Yedder, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thavin

What are the Odds of France Being Group C Winners?

France are the 2/7 odds on favourites to be group C winners. Ahead of Denmark – 9/2, Peru – 10/1 and Australia – 20/1

(odds from bet365 – correct on 5th May 2018)

What are the Odds of France Winning the 2018 World Cup?

France are expected to take the world cup by storm and are priced at odds of 13/2 to win the world cup behind Brazil (4/1) and Germany (9/2).

(odds from bet365 – correct on 5th May 2018)

Are there Any Betting Offers for France during the World Cup?

Betting offers for Portugal to be the Group BC winner market, qualify and other great betting offers can be found over on our World Cup Betting Offers Page.

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