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.
With England so strong on home soil, the Three Lions are slim favourites to come out on top, and Bet Victor are giving odds of 13/8 (2.63) for the hosts to win against France.
England and France would settle for a draw at Wembley, and Bet 365 are giving odds of 9/4 (3.25) for the two sides to play out a stalemate.
France are the in-form side of late, and are 1/1 (2.00) with 888 Sport to win against England.
England’s Wayne Rooney is expected to feature, and the captain is 5/1 (6.00) with Bet Victor to be first goalscorer.
France’s Olivier Giroud has been in fine form this season, and is 8/1 (9.00) with 888 Sport (enhanced odds for new customers) to score anytime.