France vs. Brazil – Match Preview – Betting Tips – Match Odds

This match is arguably the most exciting event of the day, and if you want to enjoy a friendly game, this is the best choice. France and Brazil go way back and both coaches remember the 1998 final, but for Blanc it is a very emotional moment to return at Stade de France. He’s been stripped of his chance to lead the national team to victory, but he can enjoy a victory against the South Americans, as its head coach.

Match Preview

Since he took over, France has played much better and they are now on a winning streak that includes four victories. The offense is working smoothly and two goals were scored in each of these triumphs, including the one against England. By now, the fans are no longer blaming him for the Belarus defeat, which marked his start as a coach and are confident that the future will restore France’s former glory.

A match with Brazil comes in the best possible moment, as the hosts are in good shape and they want to take on a top class opponent. If we are to take the head to head results into account, France looks great, being undefeated for almost two decades. The only concerns are related to Nasri and Ribery, as they will both miss this match, and we’ll have to wait and see how the replacements will play.

The visitors have a new coach and high expectations from their friendly games’ campaign, that will also include a fixture with the Netherlands. Mano Mendez tries to bring back the offensive football, which Brazil was famous for, before Dunga changed it into a more prudent team. He is bold and will not count on Maicon, Melo or Fabiano tonight, hoping that the youngsters will hold their ground against France.

The hosts are expected to start with Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Philippe Mexes, Éric Abidal, Alou Diarra, Abou Diaby, Yoann Gourcuff, Jérémy Menez, Malouda and Karim Benzema. It doesn’t look like a very offensive team, but this is the best way to play, when you meet Brasil. As for the visitors, their squad will be made of Julio César, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Andre Santos, Hernanes, Lucas, Elías, Renato, Augusto, Robinho and Alexandre Pato.

Betting Tip

At odds around evens, I would be willing to back the hosts. However should you prefer a more cautious route, it could be covered with an asianhandicap. Chances are that this will end in a low scoring draw, so there merit not to risk too much, when we can play it safe.

Betting Tip – France to win

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Betfair Sports Betting *2.96 *3.25 *2.80
Party Bets 2.75 3.10 2.50
ladbrokes Sports Betting 2.87 3.30 2.40
William Hill Sports Betting 2.62 3.10 2.70

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