Austria vs France Bet Builder Tips: Mbappe backed to score in France’s opener

 | Sunday 16th June 2024, 10:36am

Sunday 16th June 2024, 10:36am


France are the joint-favourites to win Euro 2024, and they will get their campaign underway against Austria in Dusseldorf on Monday night (20:00, ITV1). Didier Deschamps’ side have been the dominant force over the last decade, reaching three finals out of the last four and coming within a penalty shootout of retaining the World Cup. 

With England’s injuries, France are going to be the team to beat in Germany, and they should be able to win a tricky group containing the Netherlands, Poland and Austria, who they play first. Below you can find my Austria vs France Bet Builder Tips.

Austria vs France Bet Builder Tips

  • France to win
  • BTTS Yes
  • Kylian Mbappe to score

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Austria vs France Odds

France to win

This is not a long-shot of a Bet Builder, but it is a sensible one that I believe it should land. This is going to be a close game in my mind, but you simply cannot back against France with their ridiculous depth in quality. 

Austria are unbeaten in their last seven matches, and have won six of those, so there is certainly a chance that they may be able to cause a shock in this opening game. They are well-organised under former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick, but ultimately I think France just have too much quality in every position. 

I think Austria could do well in this group and progression isn’t out of the question, but France are France - and if they don’t get to the final four at the very least, it will be a massive shock. Les Bleus should start with three points. 


This game should feature a number of goals, and I’m backing Austria to be able to find the net in their opening game. They are in cracking form, and have scored in their last 17 games in a row. In fact, the last time they failed to score was against France in September 2022, but France have changed since then, with Raphael Varane announcing his international retirement. 

I think we will see a scoreline of 2-1 or 3-1 to France here, with Austria getting themselves on the scoresheet yet again. They are a dangerous side, and are likely to impress the neutrals this summer. 

Euro 2024 Odds

Kylian Mbappe to score

The most obvious pick, but one that is still worth backing. In my opinion, Mbappe is the best player in the world and his goalscoring record for club and country is ridiculous. This season for PSG he scored 44 goals in 48 matches, and now a Real Madrid player, he will want to prove that he is Europe’s top striker. 

We’ve seen how effective he is for France over the past three tournaments. He was utterly sensational in the World Cup as he became only the second man ever to score three goals in a World Cup final. Deschamps knows how to get the best out of him, and their entire system revolves around providing Mbappe with multiple chances per match.

He is the obvious favourite to win the Golden Boot, and should be able to get off to a flyer in Group D. 


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Check out our other Euro 2024 Betting Tips here. 

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