It’s David v Goliath in the World Cup Group E clash between France and Honduras at Porto Alegre on Sunday 15 June.
France are 4/5 to win the Group with Honduras 33/1 outsiders, top prices available at Boylesports, so it’s not surprising the see France as short as 2/7 to kick off their World Cup campaign with a victory against the group underdogs.
Preparations have largely gone well for France, they defeated Holland 2-0 in the Stade de France in March and hammered Norway 4-0 and Jamaica 8-0 either side of 1-1 draw against Paraguay.
French boss, Didier Deschamps was dealt a blow when Franck Ribery was ruled out of the World Cup through injury and while it damages hopes of winning the tournament, Les Bleus are still expected to progress to the second round with ease. Their forwards have been in good form and with Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud now playing together, France can get off to a good start with a win against the Central Americans.
Honduras have a good defensive record at major tournaments and held England to a goalless draw in their final warm up match. They began the year with a 2-1 win against Venezuela but home defeats against Turkey and Israel exposed weaknesses throughout the side. Honduras lack an offensive threat and it would be a major surprise if France do not unravel Wilson Palacios and co on Sunday.
There’s little to be won from backing France at top price 4/11 with Paddy Power so we recommend looking at other match markets for a bigger potential return.
Ladbrokes go 21/20 France/France in the Half-time/Full-time market which looks decent value when the rest are generally odds on. An early goal will open up the game and the French should have enough creativity to win this convincingly. Correct score punters could be looking at 3-0 where again Ladbrokes are top price 8/1.
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