Euro 2012: France Betting Odds

Two time European Champions, France, will once again play at the finals at the Euro games. This will be their sixth time in a row to be present at the games, even though they have had to work hard to get their squad up to par as well as build up their reputation after their defeat at the World Cup. The team is looking pretty good for the Euro games this summer.

France will compete in Group D along with co-host Ukraine, Sweden, and England. The first match is with their rival England – a good showing here will certainly give the team the confidence they need to go forward. The Euro 2012 best odds for France winning the Euro 2012 are 12/1. This is a team to watch.

France’s matches include on June 11th against England at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, June 15th against Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, and on June 19th against Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

The players to keep an eye on in the France squad include Samir Nasri, Franck Ribery, and Karim Benzema.

During the qualifying rounds, France played 28 matches, won 14, had 7 draws, and lost 7.

The French team includes:

Goalkeepers:
Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, and Cédric Carrasso

Defenders:
Mathieu Debuchy, Jeremy Mathieu, Adil Rami, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho, Laurent Koscielny, Eric Abidal, Philippe Mexes, Eric Abidal, Anthony Reveillere, Younes Kaboul, and Gael Clichy

Midfielders:
Yohan Cabaye, Franck Ribery, Marvin Martin, Maxime Gonalons, Yoann Gourcuff, Samir Nasri, Dimitri Payet, Florent Malouda, Yann M'Vila, Alou Diarra, and Mathieu Valbuena

Forwards:
Loic Remy, Guillaume Hoarau, Karim Benzema, Kevin Gameiro, Jeremy Menez, and Olivier Giroud
The results of France’s qualification matches include winning against Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0, Romania 2-0, Luxembourg 2-0, Albania 2-0, Luxembourg 2-0, and Albania 3-0, draws include Belarus 1-1, Romania 0-0, and Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-1, and one loss against Belarus 1-0

France has struggled the last few years after losing some of their key players especially Zidane, however, the team looks stronger and is getting it together.

Bookies Euro 2012 betting tips for France is that they will be runners up in group D. France and England both are at the top for coming out winners in this group. With a new coach at the wheel, Laurent Blanc the competition is going to be one to watch especially against England.

The Euro 2012 odds for France as reported by bookies are that France will go to Quarter Finals and be up against Spain. This team is not going to be an easy one to beat since they have not lost a major tournament since 2006.

During qualifying, France only averaged 1.5 goals per game but have a very strong defense, which may help them get past the group stage. France had just as many draw games as it did wins, so Euro betting may be best to bet for draw for France. It seems most are saying the Euro 2012 best odds would be to choose draw. Of course, you should keep your eye on this team if you are going to wait until the last minute to place your bets.