France v Albania Betting Preview

France were slightly cagey in their opening match, but showed enough character to overcome a resolute Romania. Payet’s moment of magic was enough to secure the points, but with a win under their belts, France are likely to play with much more freedom against Albania.

Playing in their first ever major tournament, Albania gave a good account of themselves against Switzerland. Albania created a few chances, demonstrating a few moments of real quality, and had they managed to keep 11 players on the pitch, the outcome could have been very different.

• Albania struggle in front of goal, only managing 10 in their 8 qualifying matches

• France have scored 15 goals in their last 5 international matches, winning them all

• Since 2011 the sides have met on 4 occasions, with France winning twice, and drawing once.

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Wednesday 15th June - 20:00 Odds Bet
France V Albania
France -1 To Win - Yes  
Best Bet
@ 8 / 11
Giroud To Score Anytime - Yes @ 11 / 10
France To Win To Nil @ 4 / 6

 

Albania Recent Struggles

After shocking many with their qualification, Albania have seen a slight dip in form in recent matches, losing 3 of their last 5, with their two victories coming against minnows Qatar, and Luxembourg.

Against Switzerland, the Albanian’s looked organized, but their lack of a goal threat was obvious for all to see. France are in a different league to Switzerland, and it is difficult to see Albania breaking them down, and you can back the French to keep a clean sheet at 8/15 with PaddyPower

If you fancy the Albanian’s to shock the hosts, you can back them to eek out a 1-0 win at 35/1 with BetVictor, or even hold out for a 1-1 draw at 13/1

French Firepower

The French will certainly fancy themselves to break down a resistant Albania, and with so much firepower at their disposal, it is difficult to back against them.

The French have quality in every department, and goal threats throughout the side.

In Paul Pogba, the French have a player coveted by half of Europe, and if you fancy him to lead his country to victory, you can back him to score at 10/3 with Coral

Dimitri Payet was the hero in their last outing, and after his magical goal his confidence is certain to be sky high. If you fancy him to repeat his opening night heroics, you can back him to score with Bet365 at 6/4

Antonie Griezman was far from his best against Romania, but the talented winger is always a constant threat, and you can back him to find the net at 6/5 with SkyBet

Match Prediction

Albania offer little going forward, and with so much talent at their disposal, it is difficult to see the French failing to breakthrough, especially as they will be able to play with the freedom their opening three points will have afford them.

Expect France to dominate from the first whistle, and to record a comfortable victory.