Friday, June 3, 2016

France v Scotland Betting: Strachan's side set for another defeat

France v Scotland Betting: Strachan's side set for another defeat

Didier Deschamps' men have won each of their last five fixtures at home and our tipster cannot see Les Bleus slipping up against the Scots as they prepare for Euro 2016
Euro 2016 hosts France face Scotland in their final friendly fixture before the tournament gets under way. Didier Deschamps' men head into this match in good spirits, having won each of their last five fixtures on home turf - with the latest victory coming by virtue of a thrilling 3-2 triumph over Cameroon on Monday night.
Les Bleus are chalked up as a 1/3 (1.34) chance with bet365 to seal a sixth successive home win, while the odds compilers offer 4/1 (5.0) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils from Saturday's showdown.
Gordon Strachan's men slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat against Italy in Malta last weekend, with the Scots failing to register a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes. The margin of defeat could have been far greater had the Azzurri not been as wasteful in front of goal.

While Antonio Conte's charges were profligate, Les Bleus will be punitive and Strachan's side will need to produce a significantly better performance if they are to stand any chance of ending their season with a victory.
Indeed, the enormity of the task facing the visitors is reflected by bet365's 9/1 (10.0) quote for the Scots to come out on top in Metz. There have been fewer than two goals scored in eight of Scotland's last 10 friendly fixtures, and bet365 offer 3/1 (4.0) that the trend continues this weekend.
Scotland ran out as 1-0 winners in the last two meetings between these nations and bet365 offer a chunky 18/1 (19.0) that the scoreline is repeated again here. Free-scoring France, though, have hit 15 goals in their last five home fixtures and their superior firepower could prove pivotal once again.

Scotland were sloppy against Italy in their most recent outing and a similarly slack performance against Les Bleus will lead to more misery for Strachan's outfit. Deschamps' team will be determined to lay down a marker and the 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365 for France (-1) to come out on top in the handicap market is the recommended play for punters ahead of this match.
The selection would have paid dividends in three of France's last four home fixtures and, with Euro 2016 just around the corner, the host nation will be keen to underline their credentials as potential champions with a convincing win on Saturday.