Today’s action features games from three different groups, including some of the top teams of this tournament in Group A1. France hopes to climb up the rankings after a miserable 0-1-2 start has them at the bottom of their group. Meanwhile, Belarus will have an opportunity to put some distance between their placement in Group C3 and Azerbaijan. This is the place to find everything, including team win odds, the over/under, and point spreads.
Moneyline: France @ -200
In a match that should be considered a must-win for both parties, France hosts Croatia as the last-place team in Group A1. Croatia sits two points ahead of them with one win to their name. The two teams met earlier in the month and finished in a 1-1 draw, and anything less than three points will be a failure for the French squad. Entering Matchday 4 of 6, France cannot afford to lose out on any more points going forward.
The defending champions will need everything they have to take down the Croatians today, and the pressure is forcing coach Didier Deschamps to make some changes. Mike Maignan will start in goal instead of the team’s usual number one in Hugo Lloris. Christopher Nkunku could also replace Antoine Griezmann, who hasn’t registered a goal since January. He would likely play alongside Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbapp if that were to happen.
Winner + Both Teams to Score: France-Yes (+260)
With how close the two teams have played each other in the first meeting of the tournament, it’s not unreasonable to think both will score at least one today. Croatia is staying afloat in the group thanks to a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Denmark, and they’re capable of owning the ball.
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With the changes, France plans to make for today’s encounter, expect them to take the three points, but don’t count Croatia out of the match. They’ll put up some fight and keep the score close.
Moneyline: Belarus @ +200
Heading into today’s match, Belarus and Azerbaijan are still searching for their first victory of this tournament. Each team suffered a shutout loss on opening day before playing each other on Matchday 2, resulting in a 0-0 draw. Belarus holds slightly better numbers in terms of attacking and defending, as they’ve scored one goal and conceded one less, compared to Azerbaijan. Their competitors hold better possession numbers, so expect this game to be tight.
Odds via Bet365
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