France started the tournament dominantly enough to allow themselves to dial down the intensity in their third group match, comfortably topping Group C with two wins and a goalless draw. They also put on the brakes after their fourth goal against Argentina in the round of 16.
While France might be prone to slowing down when they can afford it, they certainly put on quite a show when it’s needed. If you feel like predicting how much longer they will manage to do so, there are a good number of World Cup 2018 France betting specials on offer at Unibet Sportsbook.
Bet on France’s tournament progress
At online betting sites in France, the French team is the bookies’ second favorite to win the entire tournament. Their odds for lifting the trophy are 4.75. Punters see an exit in the quarter-finals or semi-finals more likely (both are 2.80). Getting to and losing in the finals is considered the least realistic option (5.00) even though France have done precisely that at the 2006 World Cup.
Bet on the French player to give the most assists or score the most goals
The French squad has formidable individual talent at their disposal. Placing money in the achievements of their best players is the safest option among the World Cup 2018 France betting specials.
Olivier Giroud will almost certainly (1.15) have the honor of giving the most assists in France. As the Telegraph has noted, Giroud is a key player, able to bring focus to France’s attack. He is a good finisher (it is no coincidence he has equaled Zidane’s scoring record for France) but is arguably even more valuable at enabling others to find the net.
While Giroud still has some chance to surpass his teammates’ goal output at this World Cup, he is an inside bet in that category (21.00). The most likely candidate is the 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé (1.60), who could even become the top goalscorer in the entire tournament: he is currently third on the list of the bookies’ favorites for that title (10.00). The only French player who can realistically hope to score more goals than Mbappé is the superstar Antoine Griezmann (2.50).
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It might be a mistake to paint the devil on the wall but the match against Argentina saw so many yellow cards that more bookings could easily follow. While France’s three cards (Matuidi, Pavard, Giroud) look better than Argentina’s five, more and more players in the French team have to be careful not to get another yellow. Matuidi (3.00) and Pogba (4.00) are in the biggest danger to finish the tournament as the French player with most cards.
Football fans are placing bets on all of the above-mentioned categories, since Unibet Sportsbook offers both safe bets (most notably on the player to give the most assists) and less easily predictable but more profitable bets (on the team’s tournament progress). Which type do you like better?