Ecuador v France Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Ecuador v France Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
Group E is still alive heading into the final round of matches and Ecuador need to at least match whatever Switzerland do against Honduras to book their spot in the round of sixteen. That could be a tough ask as the French look to be bang in form. Ecuador are level on points with the Swiss and hold advantage because of goal difference. That was thanks to France hammering the Swiss 5-1 and Ecuador will be looking to not be on the end of a similar result.
This is the second meeting between the two nations, with France taking a 2-0 win in the previous one, back in May 2008. You can’t take anything from that, because no French player who started that friendly are in attendance at the 2014 World Cup. France are in good form, beating both Honduras and Switzerland comprehensively, their fifth win in their last six matches (D1). The French haven’t lost any of their last six matches against South American teams at the World Cup (W3 D3).
They have in form options up front in the anytime goalscorer market, with Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud around the even money mark to net. Benzema now has six goals in his last four appearances. He has been involved in five of eight France’s goals at Brazil 2014. There is a decent chance, given the way that the French are playing, that this game will go over 2.5 goals, they have now scored sixteen goals in their last three matches. France have scored three or more goals in consecutive World Cup matches for the first time since the 1998 tournament. What happened that year? They won the World Cup.
Ecuador have Enner Valencia going well up front as he has scored seven in his last six appearances, scoring at least once in each game. He is a 3/1 shot to score against France. Valencia has had four of Ecuador’s eight shots at the World Cup so far. The South Americans have been patchy over their last six matches with a W2 D2 L2 record so are hard to back to get the win at the Maracana. They have conceded in each of their last six matches as well, so clean sheets don’t come their way often and so they are likely to struggle against the in-form French. Any strike that they do managed, and they have scored in each of their last six games, is likely to be a consolation.
Ecuador v France Odds
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Ecuador v France Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals as France have scored sixteen goals in their last three matches played
Ecuador are without a clean sheet in their last six, shoot for Both Teams To Score