France vs Romania Odds & Tips

In Euro 2016, by on Jun 08, 2016
France vs. Romania EURO 2016 Group Stage – Group A Game 1 Friday, June 10 Our Play: Romania 29/2 For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges france romania preview The EURO 2016 is hosted by France and the combination of anticipated home field advantage and a young and robust French squad may have forecasted France in a situation where they are likely to be overvalued. France is the favorite to win the tournament outright and this is with likes of Belgium, Germany and Portugal lurking within the competitive field, all of whom are ranked significantly higher in the FIFA rankings than the French. Despite France having the likes of Dimitri Payet and Paul Pogba at their services, the French have not lived up to the bill because their team simply lacks chemistry. While there are many combustible elements that can ignite this squad to score at any given moment, the French are ever more prone to procure lackluster results. Still, with all considerations made the French are reveled because of their last result when they hosted a major world football tournament (World Cup 2002) where the French went off as champions. Nevertheless, this side was different in their fundamentals and approach to the game. France is not the same team we saw a decade ago, anchored by the selfless play of Zidane. This French squad is comprised of many egos and primadonna players that have made it difficult for the team to gel and achieve results that many feel could be comparable to Germany or Belgium if cohesion was present. Enter Romania, a battle-tested squad that has endured tussles with the likes of Italy, Spain and Greece and lived to tell about it. Romania has lost just one game in their last eleven fixtures and that was in a high-scoring warm-up friendly against Ukraine most recently. In EURO qualification, it was all business for the Romanians. Romania went 5-0-5 in qualification and did not lose one game in the process. In addition, the Romanian defense was extraordinarily stingy allowing just three goals to find the back of the net. France will likely get some favorable calls and they will enjoy the luxury of local support and thus given the notion this is their opening match, the market reflects a propensity to side with the hosts. Nevertheless we have seen many hosts struggle mightily over the years in their opening game, regardless of whether all personnel were on the same page or not and for France the volatility of their staff may make this game even harder to win. In 2014, Brazil had to endure a war against Croatia in their opening match for the World Cup and this was a squad that was renowned for their unity and solidarity. France as we have indicated has shown otherwise. The price alone in this market forces us to jump aboard Romania, as it is certainly not inconceivable for the Romanians to pull off a shocker. In any event if we can get them at 14.5 to 1, we will take that every time because there is a significant chance of an overlay given the fact Romania will probably beat this team outright at least 20% of the time. With this being said, we will jump in on Romania by the value in their price alone and the prospect of them stealing a win against a likely overvalued and tumultuous France side. For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges