Switzerland v France Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

19th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Switzerland v France

Switzerland v France Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

The odds on Switzerland taking down the French here are pretty long, but there is the feeling that the game could be a lot closer than the odds suggest. The Swiss have only lost one of their last 19 matches, and are solid enough to push Les Bleus hard here. This is likely to come down to being the battle for top spot in Group E, a position for which France were holding favouritism ahead of the World Cup.

There may be value in looking at a draw in this one, as the last three encounters between the two sides have ended up that way. Two of those were 0-0 draws as well. The last meeting between the two sides was at the 2006 World Cup, which ended in a 0-0 draw and that was their only meeting at the World Cup. The French are taking favouritism here, especially after looking very slick in their 3-0 win over Honduras, but they are unbeaten in their last five matches against the Swiss as well. The last time they lost was in a friendly back in 1992 against the Swiss.

Indeed, the Swiss have yet to manage a competitive win over the French, drawing three and losing one. That defeat was in the Euro 2004 group stage. The French need just one more goal to hit 100 World Cup goals, and they are the fifth highest scoring nation in the history of the tournament. Karim Benzema netted a brace in their opener and is trading as even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. He is in a fine bit of form having scored eight in his last seven international matches.

Switzerland look a good attacking unit and they are pretty well organised. They needed a late, late strike to beat Ecuador 2-1 in their opening match, but the enterprise they showed, suggests that they will give Les Bleus a tough match. Eight of the last 10 World Cup goals that Switzerland have scored have come in the second half, and they have decent options going forward in Josip Drmic and Haris Seferovic. Both are around the 3/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market though. You wouldn’t expect too many goals in this one, so look for narrow margins in your betting markets.

Switzerland v France Odds

France 4/5, Draw 13/5, Switzerland 4/1

Online betting site Bet365 are offering 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on all World Cup matches, providing insurance on the Correct Score, Scorecast and Half Time/Full Time markets in a match. Along with that, they offer unlimited places on each way First Goalscorer bets and they also have a World Cup promotion running, where you can back a tournament outright winner in-play at any time and if that nation gets knocked out on penalties, you will get your lost stake refunded.

Switzerland v France Betting Tips

There have been just two goals scored in the last three meetings, so go under 2.5 goals

France to keep their unbeaten streak going against Switzerland is worth backing, shoot for them in the outright market. There’s just enough value

Karim Benzema is in hot goalscoring form and value at even money in the anytime goalscorer market.




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