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Laurent Blanc’s men will certainly need to improve on their performance in the final game of Group D if they are to progress to the final four.
France were defeated 2-0 by Sweden, meaning that they surrendered first position in the group to England who defeated Ukraine 1-0.
This was a worrying display from a French side that hasn’t lost since 2010. It was perhaps a reality check for them too as many had started tipping them as dark horses in the competition.
As far as the odds for winning the tournament go, they are currently 12/1, so they expectation has dipped somewhat after the defeat to Sweden.
Then, they are definitely the outsiders against Spain. France have some extremely talented players though and if they click on the night, they can definitely produce enough to win the game.
France can be backed to 4/1 to progress to the semi-finals.
Standing in their way is a Spain side that hasn’t been at their exquisite best so far. They have been far from poor, but by their recent standards, there is still room for improvement.
They don’t seem to know their best team at the moment either with plenty of chopping and changing in their forward line so far. It will be interesting to see their approach against the French.
It would be typical of a potential winner to raise their game in these latter stages though and there is no doubt that Spain are good value to be crowned European Champions at 5/2.
They are expected to progress past France too. Likely to have plenty of the ball as usual, Vicente Del Bosque’s big guns will hope to fire the reigning Champions to the semi-finals.
You can back them to do just that at 11/13.