In the final match of the group stages in Euro 2012, France and Sweden come up against each other as Bet365 report the latest France v Sweden odds and announce that punters are piling on to Karel Benzema’s price of 4/1 to score first.
France look on course to reach the quarter-finals whereas Sweden just have pride to play for.
- BEST BET : Sweden are on their way home with nothing to play for – back Benzema to score first at tasty odds of 4/1 with Bet365.
Erik Hamren’s men can only have themselves to blame after throwing away winning positions in both their matches. This means they have been eliminated from the tournament.
Sweden would have gone into the competition with high hopes of upsetting the odds and reaching the knockout stages, especially after four straight wins prior to Euro 2012.
However, they have found out that at this level, if you give a team a chance to get back into the game – they will take it.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a player left extremely frustrated as he will feel his performances deserved better results. Against England last time out, Ibrahimovic was at the heart of everything the Swedes did going forward.
This is a match where Sweden are the big underdogs with odds of 5/1 to take all three points.
As for France, it has been a good start to the tournament for them with one victory and one draw.
Against co-hosts Ukraine last time out they did well not to let the atmosphere intimidate them and put in a thoroughly professional performance and took the game 2-0.
Now they know that a point is likely to see them through to the final eight, but such is the way Blanc has set out his side – they will be going for all three.
The front three of Karim Benzema, Frank Ribery and Samir Nasri is one of the best in world football and if they on form in this match, France could have too much for Sweden.
Looking at the odds for the French, you can back them at 13/18 to come out on top.