France vs Honduras

This is seemingly a game in which many expect France to win, and relatively comfortably at that. Much has been made of their 8-0 defeat of Jamaica in the friendly they played recently, and see that as a benchmark for playing against weaker opposition. I think Honduras have a much better chance of frustrating France, due to the physical aggressive style of play, but you would expect France to still clinch the victory here due to the superiority and form of their team. Realistically, the best bet for value here is not going to be a France win @1/4, but France -1 handicap @5/6 looks good, with the -2 maybe slightly ambitious @9/4. Another option is France to win to nil @evens, which is risky in this world cup with so many goals so far, but Honduras seem likely to struggle for chances.

The main, in terms of personnel, appears to be the inclusion of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. It is still unknown as to whether Benzema will be pushed out wide to accommodate the Arsenal front man, or whether Giroud will be left out. I think they will go for Griezmann and Benzema up top personally. Thus, I’m going with Benzema to score 2+ goals @ 7/2. Another decent bet seems to be France -3 corners handicap @evens, purely because of the amount of time France should spend going forward, and the threat they bring down the wings with the likes of Griezmann, Evra and potentially Valbuena.

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