France 4/7 to beat Russia in Tuesdays international friendly
Competition: International Friendly
Market: France to beat Russia
Odds: 4/7 @ Bet365
As the domestic leagues come to another abrupt end, players and managers will now be turning their attention to this summers World Cup finals in Russia. For the hosts, the Russian’s will be looking to gain some much-needed preparation time as they welcome 2016 European Championship finalists France to Moscow on Tuesday.
For the hosts, Russia automatically qualified for this summers finals as they will be hosting the tournament this summer. With Stanislav Cherchesov’s side participating in no qualifying matchups, it is key that the Russian’s test themselves against some of the world elite to get in some much-needed practice. Drawn in Group A for the finals this summer with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay, Russia will fancy their chances of securing one of the qualifying positions. However, the Russian’s will need to improve on their recent form, while they may have played the likes of Argentina, Spain, and Brazil over the past three months, Russia have just one win in their last five outings.
As for the 2016 European Championship finalists, France will make the journey to Russia filled with confidence. Topping group A during qualifying, in their 10 matches, France won seven, drew two and only lost once, scoring 18 and conceding six, France finished with the best defensive record of Group A. With their place at the Finals booked, France find themselves in a group with Australia, Denmark and Peru, the French travel to Russia as favorites to top their group once again. As for their recent form, while they’re coming off the back of a 3-2 defeat to Colombia, France have just one defeat in their last eight outings, winning five and drawing two.
Bet: France to beat Russia in Tuesdays international friendly 4/7 @ Bet365>>