Live on ITV1: Fri 17.00: A victory for co-hosts Ukraine, available at 3/1 with Betfred would give them six points from two Group D matches and see them progress to the second phase but Oleg Blokhin’s men could see their bubble burst by a French team unbeaten in 22 outings.
Les Bleus, who perhaps weren’t at their best as they were held by a disciplined England side, are 11/10 at Paddy Power to stun the noisy home crowd by nicking a maximum haul in Kiev but Laurent Blanc’s side looked vulnerable enough at the back to suggest both teams will get on the scoresheet, an outcome Stan James price at a generous 6/5.
With that in mind, bet365’s 7/5 for the contest to produce three or more goals catches the eye, combining that with a France success comes in at odds of 11/4 via the same firm and Coral quote Blanc’s charges at a generous 9/1 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
Karim Benzema can be the difference between the two teams, the Real Madrid striker having shown glimpses of what he’s capable of in Donetsk on Monday and he’s a 5/1 shot at BetVictor to overshadow Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko by breaking the deadlock.
The France front man meanwhile, can also be backed at a tasty 15/8 via Stan James to notch at any point.
France to win and over 2.5 goals in match – 11/4 (bet365)