Seeley’s Selections – France v Brazil
France v Brazil
It’s being billed as the big glamour international of the week but Thursday’s clash between France and Brazil could really turn into a damp squib.
Both of these had World Cup’s too forget, especially the Brazilians, but since the summer’s disappointments the pair have been in great form.
The French are 6/4 to win this with BoyleSports, but I really couldn’t back them at that price as they have been typically French in their recent performances.
Didier Deschamps side boast great home wins against Spain and Portugal and then they were held to a 1-1 draw by the mighty Albania and they simply aren’t to be trusted. One thing you can guarantee is when they play is they don’t score many goals.
Les Bleus have only scored two goals once since the summer. In their last 10 matches, 9 of them have featured less than 2.5 goals.
Brazil are a best-priced 15/8 with BoyleSports and the odds-compilers want to take them on.
Since their disastrous World Cup the Samba-Boys have won every game they have played. They’ve also won their last 15 friendly internationals and they will be popular at these prices, they always are.
Dunga has taken over from Luiz Felipe Scolari and he’s shored up a defence that leaked 10 goals in their last two World Cup matches. He’s been in charge for six matches and in five of those they’ve kept a clean sheet but the calibre of opposition hasn’t been that impressive.
They thumped Japan, Turkey and Austria, but against the more competitive nations Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina they won them all, but under 2.5 goals was a winner in everyone.
I do know it’s a short price, but goals are really going to be a premium in this one and BoyleSports 7/10 on under 2.5 goals in the game has to be played, which ever way you see fit to do so.
As you would have probably gathered by now, I really expect it this to be tight and it wouldn’t be a surprise to me to see the two play out a tepid draw and for both to keep their unbeaten records ahead of the European Championships and this summer’s Copa America and the draw at 11/5 with BoyleSports is the only sensible bet on the outright winner of the game.
It’s all about the Copa American for the Brazilians and I can’t see all the big boys featuring, the French are expected to be stronger and in-form Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be a popular choice to open the scoring after his rich vein of form for the Gunners’ at 6/1 with BoyleSports.
With just five goals scored in their four previous meetings and one of those games a 0-0 draw and wouldn’t be a surprise to me to see nobody break the deadlock and 15/2 with BoyleSports on no goalscorer, that does looks a decent wager in a clash that I fully expect not to live up to the expectations.
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Under 2.5 Goals @ 7/10
Draw @ 11/5
No Goalscorer @ 15/2