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England v France

England host France tonight in a friendly that always seems to be a little more competitive than a lot of other matches of similar ilk. England were well beaten on Friday in Spain and I think they will struggle again tonight. Roy Hodgson appears to have very little idea on how best to set this group of players up when they face a decent team and I can see England being starved of possession again tonight due to being set up on the defensive.

France now have an excellent team and I think they have a great chance of winning the European Championships next summer, of which they host. They beat current world champions Germany 2-0 on Friday night and they should prove too strong for this England team. With the impressive Paul Pogba running things in midfield and a forward trio of Griezmann, Martial and Giroud they have plenty of attacking options and score goals throughout the team.

As always seems to be the case, book makers have a bias towards England, especially when they play at Wembley, and they are far too short a price to beat this French team. We can obtain 2/1 on a French victory and this is excellent value considering the two squads. France are also odds against in a couple of places for the 'draw no bet' market. Again I think this is excellent value.

 

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Turkey v Greece

This may be classed as a friendly, but it is anything but that due to the historic rivalry. Over the past couple of years Turkey have improved quite a bit whilst the Greeks have been extremely poor. They were in a weak qualifying where they finished bottom, below even the Faroe Islands on goal difference. We can get Turkey to win at 17/20 which I think is an amazing price considering the strength of the two teams.

 

Today's Selections

England v France - France draw no bet - 2 points @ 13/12 (888sport, Unibet)

Turkey v Greece - Turkey win - 3 points @ 17/20 (Paddy Power, William Hill)

 

 

 

 

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