France needs to get used to playing qualification games again – after being the host nation of Euro 2016, they didn’t participate in the latest qualifying groups.
This time around, they will play in Group A, along the Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus and Luxembourg – where they are widely expected to win first place. In order to do so, a win in their first game away in Belarus is crucial – will it be as easy as it sounds?
World Cup 2018 Qualifying: Betting Prediction, Odds & Tips
Belarus vs France – 6th September
Betting Odds: Belarus 9.50 or 17/2 Draw 4.80 or 19/5 France 1.40 or 2/5
From a squad and tradition perspective, we tend to think so. Belarus are one of the teams which never produced any sort of spectacular results in these qualifications.
Their best generation, which managed to produce some upsets but failed to qualify for major tournaments, is not officially retired, so the East-European country starts these qualifications with an average squad. Their realistic objective in this group is to finish 4th, or at the latest 5th – a result they can reach without lots of effort.
On the other hand, France really needs no introduction. After playing the Euro 2016 final, the team will now look to qualify for the World Cup topping this group.
The Netherlands don’t have a very good squad at this moment, so the French are heavy favorites to win this group – led by Griezmann and Pogba. Les Bleus should start their campaign with a win away from home, and we should also see a good couple of goals.
Belarus vs France Betting Prediction & Tips
That’s exactly what we’re suggesting for a bet as well : France to win, and if you fancy risks, France (-1). The French are sure to score, and they should win by at least 2 goals.
From a goalscorer perspective, we highlight, as usual, Giroud and Griezmann – although Giroud is not certain to start the game. Look at the starting line-up and choose whatever idea you consider better – as long as you bet on the French to do well, you should be fine.
Team Total Goals – France Over 1.5: 1.57 or 4/7
Goalscorer – Griezmann Anytime: 1.80 or 4/5
Result/Goals – France & Over 2.5: 2.25 or 5/4