France vs Netherlands Bet Builder Tips: 2.60 Builder for Friday’s Euros Qualifier
France vs Netherlands Bet Builder Tips: Friday, March 24th
Two European heavyweights line up in the opening fixture of Euro 2024 qualification, and as always, France vs Netherlands bet builder tips arrive alongside the match-up at bettingexpert.
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European Championship Qualifiers, Friday, March 24th, 19:45 (UK)
France’s World Cup heartbreak will still be ringing in the minds of this current crop. Jules Rimet has found its home in Argentina after a phenomenal end to the World Cup final. Unfortunately for the French, it ended with silverware aloft in Lionel Messi’s grasp, the man who now calls the streets of Paris his home.
Three months later, the Parisian locals will be thrust into a Euro 2024 qualifying campaign at the Stade de France amidst a Qatari hangover and congested domestic schedules, where 90 minutes is packed into every twist and turn. However, there should be nothing tired and stale about this French squad.
Karim Benzema and Hugo Lloris’ retirement has set off a chain of events to liven up the camp, especially in goal. Mike Maignan replaces Lloris in the sticks as France’s number one, with Lens’ Brice Samba receiving a maiden call-up, whilst Kylian Mbappe, France’s superstar, takes the captain’s armband.
Didier Deschamps hopes to galvanise his squad once more and continue being one of the leading forces in Europe. He has the components to do so, but it’s a big ask to dust yourselves down after such misfortune and perform at similar ruthless levels.
The Dutch provide the initial assignment post-Qatar. It’s a side that performed above average at the World Cup, although, admittedly, there wasn’t too much to shout home about, considering the standard of opposition they put to the sword.
Beating Argentina in the quarter-final was always going to be just out of reach. However, taking the eventual victors to penalties after being 0-2 down would’ve displayed what Louis van Gaal wanted from his team – the burning desire to fight and scrap for every ball and the professionalism to overturn a deficit on the biggest of stages.
Like France, the Netherlands heads into Friday’s fixture on the back of a change in personnel. Ronald Koeman is back in Dutch Oranje, replacing Louis van Gaal in the dugout.
France v Netherlands Stats & Facts
- Before the World Cup, the Netherlands won 5/5 Nations League fixtures, the 2-2 draw in Montenegro the only blip.
- France’s new captain, Kylian Mbappe, was only the second person to score a hat trick in a World Cup final.
- Cody Gakpo’s three World Cup strikes stood above his compatriots in Qatar. Wout Weghorst (2) was the only other player to record multiple goals in the competition.
- At 24 years old, Kylian Mbappe has scored 33 goals in 66 international appearances.
France v Netherlands Bet Builder
Both nations will be desperate for a positive result to kickstart Euro 2024 qualification proceedings. For me, putting each nation side by side, there is only one winner on the day if both turn up in Paris. If I were to construct a bet builder for the 90, I’d start with a French win at 1.83.
That offers a sizable, stable footing to kick off the builder. In France’s last qualification period for the Euros, Les Bleus won 8/10, losing just once away in Turkey. In World Cup qualification for Qatar, it wasn’t as dominant, but their eight matches were unbeaten (W5/D3). Replacing France’s win with Double Chance: France or Draw turns this bet builder into a 1.72 shot for those who’d rather side with France simply avoiding defeat.
To cap the two-pronged bet builder off, looking past a player prop bet involving France’s new captain is difficult. More specifically, player shots.
Kylian Mbappe is a machine gun when he gets going for club and country, spraying shots at goal whenever he gets a chance. His lightning-quick pace allows him opportunities that others don’t get, motoring away behind a defensive line or beating opponents out wide to create an extra yard or two to unleash an attempt.
For Paris Saint Germain this season, Mbappe boasts a 4.69 shots per90 average from 21.3 90s. That’s the most of any player in the division. It was a similar story at the World Cup, with France’s main man hitting 6(two in ET), 3, 1 (vs England), 5, 3, 6, and 7 shots at goal during his nation’s route to the final.
Coupled with his side to edge in front and leave Paris victorious, the two may well go hand in hand at 2.60.
- France Win
- Kylian Mbappe O2.5 Shots
Bet Builder odds: 2.60
Odds via bet365 as at 07:00, March 22nd, 2023 Odds may now differ.
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