France vs. Wales
June 2, 2021 3:05 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -118, Under 2.5 -106
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France is welcoming Wales to Allianz Riviera in the International Friendly soccer matchup.
France is the biggest favorite to win the Euro Cup, and when you take a look at their roster, you can see why. France hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games while winning 4 of those 5 games. In the World Cup qualifications, France is at the top of their group with 7 points, 4 scored goals, and only 1 conceded a goal in 3 games. With Benzema back in the French lineup, their offense looks stunning, and with Mbappe, Griezmann, and Dembele with backups Giroud and Ben Yedder, France reaching anything less than the semifinals will be a disappointment. France has a tough group with Germany, Portugal, and Hungary, and everyone except Hungary can beat the other team, and I think this will be a really fun group to watch. In their last game against Bosnia on the road, France has created a lot of good chances, they dominated the possession, but they were struggling with scoring goals, which shouldn’t be the case with Benzema back in the lineup. France is strong in every position, they have depth, and they have good chemistry, hence why France is the biggest favorite to win this competition.
Wales is in good form, and we will be watching them in the Euro Cup, in Group A with Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey. It’s not a bad group, and I think Wales has a good chance to end in 2nd place, but it will be a tense battle. Wales will need to focus on their defense in the Euro Cup because they are not good enough in the attacking end, but with Bale, James, and Ramsey, Wales can certainly score some goals. Wales has lost only 1 of their last 8 games, but that loss was in the World Cup qualifications. Wales is now in 3rd place with 3 points, 2 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals, but there is still enough time for them to get to that second place that will take them to the qualification playoffs. Except maybe getting through the group stage in the Euro Cup, I’m not seeing Wales having an impact in this competition, but even being here is a huge success for this team. Wales is a hard-working team that isn’t scoring a lot of goals, which is why they are focused on the defense.
France and Wales have played only once against each other, and France has won that game 2-0. Which even lineup France will be playing in this game, they are the better team on both ends, but this is a friendly game, and I see Wales practicing their defense. The price on France is not good, and it could easily happen we don’t see a lot of goals, which is why I will take a shot at a draw.