World Cup 2018 Group C – Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview

World Cup favourites France find themselves in Group C of World Cup 2018, and they are joined by Australia, Denmark, and Peru. On paper, Les Blues are far stronger than their opponents, and they are favourites to win the group. However, we predict an interesting battle between remaining three sides for the second spot in the group. Here’s a little preview of all four nations from the Group C. Australia Australia are making their fourth consecutive appearance at World Cup. However, the route to qualification was not an easy one…

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Newcastle to demand staggering fee for Euro 2016 star

Newcastle have told potentoal suitors will have to come up with a staggering £35 million offer if they are to lure Euro 2016 star Moussa Sissoko away from St James’ Park, according to a report by talkSPORT. The Toon midfielder has gone on holiday after France’s 1-0 loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final but will return to the Magpies later this month. Newcastle’s preference is to hold on to Sissoko, as Andros Townsend has already left after Crystal Palace activated the £13 million escape clause in his contract. Therefore,…

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Multiple heroes emerge to help France to Euro 2016 final

France were the big favourites to win Euro 2016 at the star of the tournament en they made it all the way to the final in the Stade de France, where they will face Portugal on Sunday. Meanwhile, multiple Frencg heroes have emerged. The great Griezmann The French striker deservedly did so when substituted in the last minute of his country’s 2-0 semi-final victory over Germany, as he produced a man of the match performance and scored both goals to send Les Bleus through to the final of Euro 2016.…

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Portugal vs France – Euro 2016 Final Preview

A proud host nation will be expecting to salute an emotional and famous triumph on Sunday evening, as France contest the final of Euro 2016 against a Portugal team that is aiming to upset the odds and win a major tournament for the first time in their footballing history. There is no question that France are heavy favourites to collect their third European Championship crown, not only for the strength of their squad and sheer volume of quality attacking options, but due to the manner in which both sides have…

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Euro 2016 hosts close to emulating French stars of the year 2000

When there is a great deal of expectancy for a team to achieve success, they can often wilt in the face of that. As hosts and one of the favourites to win Euro 2016, France have been under intense pressure since the start of the tournament to perform to the very best of their ability. Steadily improving throughout Euro 2016 Despite not doing so during the group phase, when they laboured to victories over Romania and Albania respectively, before playing out an uninspiring goalless draw with Switzerland, Les Bleus have…

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Galvanised Griezmann showing resolve to star at Euro 2016

By virtue two excellent performances during the knock-out stages, Antoine Griezmann has established himself as one of the stars of Euro 2016. Nevertheless in order to do so, the Atletico Madrid forward has resolutely overcome a number of challenges. Greizmann’s indifferent group stage form Specifically less than a fortnight before Euro 2016, Griezmann missed a penalty in Atletico’s Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid, before being dropped to the bench for France’s second game of the tournament against Albania, following a muted display in Les Bleus opening game against Romania. Despite…

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Germany vs France – Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview

The second Euro 2016 semi-final sees Germany aim to move to within 90 minutes of becoming the third nation this century to hold both major tournament titles simultaneously, but opponents France have home advantage and are coming on strong. This is a massively anticipated clash, and the winner will be the favourites to lift the trophy on Sunday. It is likely to be tight and could go right to the wire, with Germany’s experience and know-how potentially giving them a slight psychological edge, although France arguably have more flair in…

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France vs Iceland – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

After an unbeaten run which has taken them all the way to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, Iceland now have the biggest game in their footballing history to look forward to as they plot to sensationally end the challenge of hosts France. Despite a superb qualifying campaign which only tailed off once a place in the finals had been secured, many expected Iceland to be among the rank outsiders for this tournament given their lack of pedigree, and the fact that it is a country with a tiny population in…

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Steadily improving Euro 2016 hosts progress to quarter finals

Hosts France advanced to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 after recovering from the loss of an early goal to beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon. Inside two minutes Ireland took the lead through Robbie Brady’s penalty, which was awarded after Paul Pogba bundled over Shane Long in the box. Shaken by their inauspicious start, the French struggled to establish a foothold in the game and despite having chances to equalise in the first 45 minutes, could have fallen further behind before half time…

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Euro 2016 – Revenge on Irish minds as they take on France

Coming into the final round of group matches, it looked an extremely tough ask for the Republic of Ireland to beat Italy and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, particularly on the evidence of their previous outing against Belgium. However, a terrific display and a late headed goal from Robbie Brady saw them do just that, securing a berth as one of the four best third-placed teams. It sets up a rather enticing encounter with hosts France, which immediately evokes memories of the two-legged play-off these sides contested…

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England drop spot in bookmakers’ Euro 2016 rankings

England survived Group B at Euro 2016 and are through to the round of 16 in France, where they will face Iceland on Monday June 27 in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. The Three Lions surprisingly finished second behind Wales and that has had some consequences with the bookmakers. Website oddschecker.com keeps track of the Euro 2016 bets of 27 bookmakers, among them Unibet, Bwin, Betway, Bet365 and Paddypower. France still lead the way with a four to one chance to win the competition on their home soil. That’s lower than…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Wasteful Swiss aim to secure top-two spot

On paper, four points from the opening two games of Euro 2016 represents a reasonable haul for Switzerland, but their rewards would surely have been greater had they been more ruthless in front of goal. An early header to beat Albania was not added to despite several further chances being created, while more profligacy against Romania meant their overall dominance counted for relatively little. Young forward Breel Embolo looks a very good prospect, but at present his overall game is not quite polished and as a result he has not…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Payet to take centre stage for Albania clash

Perhaps it was inevitable, but there were obvious signs of nerves from hosts and tournament favourites France as they began their campaign on Friday against Romania, where only a stunning late goal from Dimitri Payet prevented them from unexpectedly dropping points. But in the circumstances it was clearly the result that mattered most, and victory over Albania in their latest outing will see them qualify for the knockout stages. It is a game where anything other than a French victory would come as a major surprise, but Albania showed that,…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Hosts France begin with high expectations

Comprising of 24 nations for the first time, the European Championships finally get under way on Friday after a great deal of anticipation, tinged with concerns over security. The Stade de France was a venue very much caught up in the tragic events of November, but hopefully the football will be the only topic of conversation after it holds the first match of the tournament as hosts France take on Romania. Due to the steady progress the team has been making over the course of former World Cup winning captain…

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Euro 2016: the favourites and biggest outsiders

The start of the 2016 European Championship, on June 10 in Paris (France), is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to take a look at the favourites to win the tournament and the national squads that are listed as the biggest outsiders to challenge for Euro 2016. Three favourites It’s never easy to pinpoint the biggest tournament favourite to put your money on, but Germany seems to be the one team that jumps to everyone’s mind in this regard. The reigning world champions have made…

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