England vs France 11/17/2015 International Soccer Friendly Preview, Odds & Predictions
France vs England
Tuesday 17th November 2015 15:00 (ET)
The Line: England 17/10 Draw 23/10 France 17/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: UTV, Fox Sports
There are a few high profile friendlies on Tuesday and the meeting of France and England in Wembley stadium will be one of the biggest among them. England come into this game off the back of a good performance but a loss against a strong Spain squad. Roy Hodgson will have some decisions to make whether to start youngsters Vardy or Kane and whether Wayne Rooney plays in behind them on Tuesday. Rooney will start if fit come the Euro's so why mess around with a system you know you are going to have to tweak to be competitive. England have been unsuccessfull with any type of 4-4-2 they have tried in recent tournaments and therefore must adapt to the way the game is being played and suits them. A 4-3-3- with Sterling and Rooney up top beside Kane or Vardy is probably what is going to work best for the side so try it here where they have a chance to pit themselves against the best teams in the world.
France after the atrocities of Friday night have to be commended for being professional enough to start here. This is going to be an emotional game for many of these french players and I'm not sure whether the game should go ahead personally but it is and it's our job to handicap it. Pogba, Giroud and Martial will cause plenty of problems for England especially Martial with his pace and power. Pogba's vision and running will also create problems for Englands limited center midfield and overall i think we have to say that this French team on paper looks far stronger than the England team we are likely to see named(without Rooney).
I am going to take France to win here in Wembley . The only reason this game is a coinflip is because it is in England if this game was in France the french would be heavy favourites. I think this one because of the pricing is actually worth a bigger bet than most friendlies but still just going with 2 units as we really dont know how the attacks in Paris will have effected the French players.