France Euro 2012 betting

France looked a different team when they lined up against England late last year to the one that finished last in Group A in South Africa. Hardly surprising given that it was almost entirely a completely new squad. With a new manager in the shape of ex-Bordeaux manager Laurent Blanc, this new squad of younger players looked like a team who mean business. The team is once again bristling with young talented footballers, notably Hugo Lloris, Samir Nasri and Karim Benzema. The soap opera that was France’s World Cup has been put behind them and a stronger team with a good team spirit has emerged into the qualification period. The French go into this tournament hoping to join Germany on 3 European Championships with a victory in Poland/Ukraine.

France Euro 2012 odds

While France’s odds of victory in this tournament are strong at 13.0 on Betfair, their performance in qualification has been far from convincing. Beginning with a 1-0 loss at home to minnows Belarus although they have since gone on to win their other 3 qualifying fixtures bringing them to the top of the group. Qualifying may have seen them stumble at the first hurdle, but at odds of 1.1 on Betfair, the public seem to believe that the French squad have too much talent not to qualify for the championships. Saying that, fixtures away from home against Romania and Bosnia Herzegovina later this year may give a better indication as to whether an upset is on the cards.

France Euro 2012 best bets

The stand out performer for France since the World Cup for the national side has undoubtedly been Karim Benzema with 3 goals in 5 games for the national side, factor in that he is now a regular starter for Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid and it looks as if Benzema is definitely a contender for the tournaments Golden Boot. However, if you are not entirely convinced by the strong frontman, another player has emerged this season at club level and looks like he could make a big impact on the international scene, that man is Arsenal’s Samir Nasri. His showings this season have set the Emirates alight and if he carries on improving and scoring at this rate he may also be worth a look at for a Golden Boot bet!