2018 World Cup Odds & Betting Prediction for France.

2018 World Cup Odds & Betting Prediction for France

Written by on June 1, 2018

France is third at MyBookie Sportsbook 2018 World Cup Odds to win it all in Russia and they are looking to do just that, with anything short of a world title just unacceptable. If you’re thinking about wagering on France over the course of the quickly approaching World Cup, then you need to know as much as possible about them. That’s where I come in with this preview on France and their 2018 World Cup Betting value.

2018 World Cup Odds & Betting Prediction for France

World Cup History

France won the 1998 World Cup thanks mostly to the heroics of the now legendary and quite beloved Inedible Idaline. They came close again in 2006 by losing in the finals as Zidane again, made his presence felt early and often for the national team. France also finished third in 1958 and 1986.

Les Blues also reached the quarter-finals in Brazil in 2014, but now, they’re looking for bigger and better things heading into Russia in 2018.

How they qualified to Russia 2018

France might have won Group A in the UEFA qualifying section, but they were wildly inconsistent in doubling up a team like the Netherlands team, but then playing far lesser opponents like Bulgaria to a goalless draw.

While France lost just once during qualifying play, they only scored a modest 18 goals in their 10 games despite having a ton of talent, particularly when it comes to attacking players.

  • Captain: Hugo Lloris
  • Manager: Didier Deschamps
  • Nickname: Les Bleus
  • FIFA Ranking: 9
  • 2018 Worl Cup Odds to Win: +550

23-man final squad

  • Alphonse Areola
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Steve Mandanda
  • Lucas Hernandez
  • Presnel Kimpembe
  • Benjamin Mendy
  • Benjamin Pavard
  • Adil Rami
  • Djibril Sidibe
  • Samuel Umtiti
  • Raphael Varane
  • N’Golo Kante
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • Steven N’Zonzi
  • Paul Pogba
  • Corentin Tolisso
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Nabil Fekir
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Thomas Lemar
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Florian Thauvin

Group C Schedule

June 16

  • France vs. Australia
  • Peru vs. Denmark

June 21

  • Denmark vs. Australia
  • France vs. Peru

June 26

  • Australia vs. Peru
  • Denmark vs. France

The Outlook

There’s no denying it. France has an overabundance of young, speedy and quite hungry players right now to go along with superstar leader Paul Pogba. There are stalwarts like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

The 2018 World Cup Odds to win it all are looking good for France.

Sure, Pogba, is extremely gifted and he can dribble, pass and shoot with anyone on the face of the planet, but Griezmann will need to be in attack mode early and often, which he apparently will be after scoring six goals and two assists in seven games in the 2016 Euro Tournament to finish as the top scorer.

Mbappe is another forward that France needs to get some good production out of and almost assuredly will. After breaking records held by Thierry Henry for being the youngest player and scorer from Monaco last summer, Mbappe, still, just 18 years old, moved on loan to PSG with an option to buy, which will make him the second most expensive player of all-time.

France will also need a great effort from three-time Champions League-winning center-back Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) and some of his defensive mates, but again, France is loaded with talent right now. Les Bleus lost the 2006 World Cup final to Italy in a penalty shootout and they lost to Germany in the quarterfinals four years ago, but if they can avoid the untimely lapses in focus that often plague them, they could very well end up backing up their 2018 World Cup Odds to win it all.