France vs Poland Bet Builder Tips: Thuram to help fire Les Bleus through to the last 16

 | Monday 24th June 2024, 15:30pm

Monday 24th June 2024, 15:30pm

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There is so much left to be decided in Group D at Euro 2024 heading into the final matchday. France are top of the table on four points, but just one point separates them from Austria in third. 

Les Bleus take on Poland in Dortmund on Tuesday (17:00, BBC One), who have already been eliminated, and Didier Deschamps' men are yet to show any signs that they were the recent World Cup finalists. Below I have outlined my France vs Poland bet builder tips, which combined, pays out at 11/2.

France vs Poland Bet Builder Tips

  • France to win
  • Both teams to score - No
  • N'Golo Kante and Pawel Dawidowicz 1+ fouls
  • Marcus Thuram anytime goalscorer

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France to win

France have only won one game so far, but that 1-0 win over Austria looks good considering Das Team have been an impressive outfit at this tournament so far. Their goalless draw with the Netherlands last time out was slightly concerning, however, so they need to go out and show they deserve the label of pre-tournament favourites.

It's fortunate for them that they face Poland, who have already been knocked out and have nothing but pride to play for. Even then, I don't think they have the quality to handle this French team, even if Les Bleus are on-song or not.

France need a convincing performance to send themselves into the knockout stage with confidence and I think they will get that in Dortmund on Tuesday evening.

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Both teams to score - No

Following on from that, I think they will win this game comfortably. Poland have offered very little going forward so far and then when you consider that they are facing the tenacious midfielder N'Golo Kante, who has picked up Player of the Match in both games so far, I can't see them having much joy at all.

Star man Robert Lewandowski may be around but his major tournament record isn't particularly impressive, and against France, Poland are going to struggle to have the ball.

France's defence shouldn't be tested too much here, but if they are, they have the players to snuff out any danger against this side. So I think they will be able to post their third shutout of the tournament.

N'Golo Kante and Pawel Dawidowicz 1+ fouls

After shining on his return to the French team after two years, Kante has been showing Deschamps what he has been missing. The midfielder has covered every blade of grass in each game, and his defensive qualities have been looking as good as ever.

He's been the best player on the pitch for both matches so far and I expect he will have a huge role to play against Poland. For all his excellent defensive work, however, he is still human and has mistimed a few of his tackles.

Kante has been penalised for three fouls so far, the joint-most of the French squad, and I believe this tally will increase on Tuesday. He is yet to be carded as well which is what makes this look an even better selection.

Fellow midfielder Pawel Dawidowicz has been a frequent perpetrator of fouls in games involving Poland, with four committed already. Like Kante, he has escaped a booking so far, so I think he will continue to be aggressive in the challenge as he continues to evade going into the referees' book.

He is going to be in for a tough game in trying to contain France's star-studded midfielders and attackers, then there will be the frustration of having already been eliminated, so I suspect we could see him vent his feelings out on the pitch.

Marcus Thuram anytime goalscorer

To most people's surprise, France have scored just one goal at the Euros and that in itself was an own goal. Two clean sheets is impressive, but they need to start scoring if they are to become serious contenders to win the tournament.

Kylian Mbappe's recent absence after his broken nose fiasco wouldn't have helped, but there are plenty of players in that squad who can score goals, and perhaps need to step up just as much.

Marcus Thuram moved through the middle to fill in for Mbappe last time out, and while he had a few chances, the wait for his own first Euros goal goes on. Whether he plays centrally or out wide against Poland, Thuram will carry a huge attacking threat, and he will want to help his side discover their attacking rhythm.

I have already stated my reasons for why I think France will win and that they will keep a clean sheet, but I think they need to demonstrate their firepower, and Thuram can do that. I fancy him to get on the scoresheet in Dortmund.

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