Live on ITV4: Tue 19.45: France need just a point against Sweden to guarantee their place in the last eight of Euro 2012 but with their opponents already eliminated and top spot in Group D at stake, Les Bleus look set to claim a maximum haul.
BetVictor rate Laurent Blanc’s charges at 13/20 to get the better of a pretty ordinary Swedish outfit, Betfred’s 5/1 outsiders and the French could actually be in for a fairly straightforward evening in Kiev, where they’re worth tackling at 7/4 in Paddy Power’s handicaps when kicking off a goal in arrears.
Coral make France 15/2 to notch twice without reply, just as they did on Friday against co-hosts Ukraine and Stan James chalk 13/8 against Blanc’s charges leading at the end of each half against a Swedish team that probably just want to go home and lick their wounds.
Jeremy Menez broke the deadlock for France last time out and the Paris St Germain playmaker is an 8/1 shot via bet365 to repeat the feat. The French coach Laurent Blanc however is tipping Karim Benzema to grab his first goal of the tournament following his exquisite assist as Yohan Cabaye fired in France’s second on Friday.