Euro 2016 Semi-Final Germany vs France: Griezmann on track to win Golden Boot. Germany will lock horns with hosts France in the second semifinal match of the Euro 2016 at the Stade Velodrome on Thursday evening. The match comes exactly two years shy of a week since eventual champions
Die Mannschaft bundled Les Blues out of the World Cup in the semi-finals, and provides nothing but the perfect platform for the hosts to take their revenge. Read on for our betting preview of the match featuring tips, predictions, the best betting markets and tips and Betfair-provided odds.
PREDICTIONS AND TIPS: Griezmann on track to win Golden Boot
In spite of a favourites’ backing on Betfair to win this match, France will be seeking victory over Germany in a competitive fixture for the first time since 1958. Of interest is that they have actually been the better side when it comes to friendlies with their latest 2-0 victory in November 2015 highlighting the record.
Overall, these teams have met 12 times before, splitting victories in the ratio 3:2 (France:Germany) and sharing the spoils only twice. Explicitly, Les Bleus have been the predominant side over the last couple of years winning four times and losing only twice in seven meetings, a run of results that harmonizes perfectly with their overall current form; they have won eight of their last nine fixtures and are yet to taste defeat since the 2-0 defeat to England back in November. They have won all but one of their fixtures this summer.
Joachim Low’s men, on the other hand, are in a pretty satisfactory run of form, but one which follows a patch of four defeats and three wins in seven matches. They edged out Italy in the quarterfinals through an 18-kick shootout to end a tournament curse against the Azzurri but will be hoping Karma doesn’t follow them as France seek to put to a stop a similar curse.
Betfair have attached a price tag of 17/10 against France to win the game in normal time and 15/8 for Germany to pull off the same. A draw has been quoted at 2/1. To qualify, France has been set at 10/11 and Germany at 1/1 (EVS).
OVER/UNDER 2.5 MATCH GOALS
If we go by Germany’s standards, then it would be wise if you don’t hold your breath for goals, dear punter. Low’s men have scored more than two goals only once in this tournament, and that also marks the only time they have been involved in a match producing three or more goals since their 3-1 defeat to Slovakia back in May.
Deschamp’s men, on the other hand, haven’t been giving their opponents peace at the back in the tournament. They have scored 14 goals so far and have had seven of their last nine matches producing more than two goals.
Over 2.5 Goals has been quoted at a lucrative 29/20 while Under 2.5 Goals is down at 8/13.
FIRST/ANYTIME GOALSCORERS: Griezmann to win Golden Boot?
Perhaps thanks to a fine brace against Iceland in the quarters, Olivia Giroud is oddly above Thomas Muller and Antoine Griezmann in this market with odds of 6/1 to open the scoring and 2/1 to score anytime. The aforementioned two are joint second at 13/2 and 5/2 to break the deadlock and score anytime respectively ahead of Schurrle, Gignac, Podolski and Gotze, all of whom are quoted at 7/1 to score the first match goal and 11/4 to score anytime.
Closing Betfair’s top ten are Leroy Sane, Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial who are all 3/1 to put their names on the score sheet.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
In spite of an unparalleled scoring record, I don’t expect it to be child’s play for Griezmann and Co against Neuer who has been beaten only once this summer. In fact the French themselves have let in four goals thus far against teams that have absolutely nothing on their next opponents, making it even more likely that they will concede. But then will the lackluster Germany forward really test arguably the best defense they have come against so far?
Both teams to score has been quoted at 19/20 while both or one to NOT has been set at 5/6. Considering either team has failed to find the back of the net only once in the tournament, the former option looks more likely. Odds by Betfair.
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