France’s World Cup 2014 Betting PreviewRachel Garcia
France has fallen on difficult times in the last decade on the world stage. They had a terrible showing in the 2010 World Cup finishing last in the group stage and are listed 5th in line by the odds makers to win the 2014 World Cup.
This year the Frenchmen got lucky and are not in the toughest of groups and will have several experienced blue-chip players such as Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema to lean on.
What are France Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +2500
- To Reach the Final: +900
- To Win Group E: -125
- To Qualify: -500
- Not To Qualify: +300
- To Finish Last In Group E: +2000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +1200
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: -142
How did France qualify?
France struggeled to get to this year’s World Cup but they were second in the UEFA Qualification group I behind Spain, which triggered a playoff with Ukraine. After dropping the first match 2-0 on the road things looked bleak for the Frenchmen. Luckily for the dreams of a nation, they stormed back and won 3-0 at home to advance.
Who are France opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
The oddsmakers have France at -125 to win their group. Followed by the Swiss at +300, Ecuador third at +450, and finally Honduras at +3300.
What is France schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
France needs to open with a win against the Hondourans, on June 15. The Frenchmen are -333 to win the match while Hondouras is +1200 long shot.
Their second game is on June 20 and have listed the French as +110 favorites to beat the Swiss (+300). They will close the group stage against Ecuador on June 25; the money line has the French at +105 and Ecuador at +300.
What’s Argentina Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Impossible Is Not A French Word”
France’s Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia)
DEFENDERS: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Lucas Digne (PSG)
MIDFIELDERS: Yohan Cabaye (PSG), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
FORWARDS: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Loic Remy (QPR)
Who’s France Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
This will be Franck Ribery’s third World Cup. He is the veteran leader of the squad and will command the attention of opponents on both sides of the ball. This maybe his last chance at the World Cup.
What are France Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- France has reached the World Cup finals twice in their history; they beat Brazil in 1998, and lost against Italy in 2006.
- France has 25 wins, 11 draws and 18 losses in 14 World Cup appearances; they have also scored 96 goals and allowed 68, overall.
- France has never played against Honduras at the World Cup.
- France has four wins, three draws and three losses when playing Switzerland in official matches. They met once in World Cups, back on 2006 with a game that ended in a 0-0 draw.
- France beat Ecuador 2-0 on a Friendly game in 2008 in the only match between these two countries.
How far will France go?
France should advance as the first seed out of Group E, which will pit them against the second seed from group F (Argentina, Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran) in the second round. They will make it to the quarterfinals if they play their game, after that they will need a lot of luck.
Complete Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1