The group stages of the UEFA Euro continue with a Group D matchup featuring France and England. All Euro 2012 odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The France squad comes into the Euro 2012 looking to rebound from a less than stellar 2010 World cup performance. Since then the team has undergone a youth movement and their will be several players looking to burst on the scene in this tourney. One of those players is Karim Benzema who will be looking to continue his emerging play like he showed for Real Madrid. Although they have some question marks in the back end the French come into this match as a lot of people’s dark horse pick to win it all. A win in this match is essential for those who believe that.
The English side enters the tournament amidst a lot of speculation, rumor, and suspensions. Not exactly the ideal trio. Gareth Barry and Gary Cahill will not participate at all in the tournament and Wayne Rooney will miss the first two games. In their absence England will rely on much younger players in order to bridge the gap. A lot of pressure will be on goalkeeper Joe Hart. In fact, the play of Hart will likely determine how far they advance in Euro 2012.
This should be a very competitive match between two countries that have no love loss for each other. With that said we expect the English to employ some kind of stall strategy, but we think that French manager Laurent Blanc will devise a strategy to beat it. We like France as a + moneyline bet in this one but before wagering read a sports book review.