Austria v France Betting Tips, Odds & Match Preview - Euro 2024


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France are one of the big hitters at this year’s Euro 2024, with many tipping Didier Deschamps’ side for glory and they get their tournament underway on Monday night against in-form Austria.

Ralf Rangnick has led the national team to a fine run of results over the past year, with seven wins, two draws and just one defeat in their last 10 matches making them a sticky opponent for France to face first up in Group

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Austria v France Euro 2024 Betting Tips

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Antoine Griezmann to get an assist

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Mbappe as first goalscorer, Austria to get the most cards and France to win the game

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Austria v France Odds

  • Austria to win odds - 5/1
  • Draw odds - 16/5
  • France to win odds - 8/15

Austria v France Match Preview

France come into the tournament with a mountain of expectation, having come so close to defending the World Cup in Qatar two years ago.

They did slip up at Euro 2020, only reaching the round of 16, but with the volume of talent available to Deschamps it is hard to see another failure this time round, and there will be an expectation for them to win a lot of games comfortably.

With exciting players such as Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Eduardo Camavinga and Kingsley Coman supplemented by defenders such as William Saliba, Jules Kounde and Theo Hernandez, they have quality throughout the squad, but they might not be quite as strong as previous tournaments.

N’Golo Kante’s return after a year in Saudi Arabia has raised some eyebrows, and it will be crucial for France that he is up to speed with the European game if they are to go deep into the tournament if he starts while his partner in midfield looks likely to be Adrien Rabiot, and considering the talent available to Deschamps that might not be the most exciting pairing.

Similarly, we have seen in previous tournaments how Olivier Giroud brings the best out of players such as Griezmann and Mbappe in national colours and with the striker now 37 - can he still be starting games for a potential winner?

There is also no Hugo Lloris in goal. And whether or not you think him a worthy number one, the sheer experience counted for so much and shines a spotlight on the current incumbent Mike Maignan.

So there are a few holes that could be exploited by opponents, and in Austria France have as tough an opener as they could have got.

Rangnick has been a revelation since taking over as the Austria manager, bringing the Red Bull style of football to the national team with plenty of high-intensity pressing and running.

That style has failed in the Premier League so UK fans might not have seen the best of it after failed experiments at Leeds and Manchester United - though Southampton survived a bit longer under Ralph Hassenhuttl - and it will be interesting to see how it adapts to major tournaments, but expect them to make life pretty uncomfortable for France.

Griezmann to pull the strings

Griezmann is the man who knits everything together for France, operating in a slightly deeper role these days.

It was at the World Cup where he emerged almost as a midfielder, deeper than even his traditional number 10 role, and dictating matching while playing off Giroud.

It will be interesting to see how they line-up here, with Mbappe favouring playing through the middle but playing best when coming from the left, and how much influence Griezmann has but he has always been the man to make them tick and given his proficiency from dead-balls I fancy the 5/2 price bet365 have for him to get at least one assist against Austria.

Mbappe to make his mark against aggressive Austrians

Mbappe is getting to the stage of his career where he is almost inevitable, and with his protracted move to Real Madrid finally completed this summer he is sure to go to another level, if that is possible.

What is clear about Mbappe is that he loves the big occasion, and following his World Cup Final hat-trick he has pretty much proved everything he needs to, so he will be chomping at the bit to get going at this year’s Euros.

He now has the armband and is likely to take on penalty-taking duties and as France’s main goalscoring outlet we expect him to get on the scoresheet at the first time of asking.

And with Austria adopting the Red Bull approach, we expect a very aggressive display from them that is likely to result in a few yellow cards so for this reason our second tip is a bet builder with bet365, where we are going with Mbappe as first goalscorer, Austria to get the most cards and France to win the game at 7/1.

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