Main quoted to take another European Cup title, France has some factors that prove such expectations. The French, current world champions, have a starring cast as a great asset. Griezmann, Mbappe, and Benzema are the leading names in the team’s attack. The team still counts on Kanté, Pogba, and Lloris, for example.
The team led by Didier Deschamps comes from a good place when it comes to official competitions and should use this as an asset. The French start the race for the European champion title on June 15th against Germany. According to Bet365, the Blues are the big favorites to take another European cup. The odds for the selection to win are at 5.50, according to the bookmaker.
Favorites and recent numbers in official games
Group F concentrates on three major teams. Besides the current world champion, also Germany, and current Euro champion Portugal are in the key. Along with the giants, Hungary appears as the “outsider” of the group. The French have everything to advance and will probably fight Germany for the lead, as Portugal should fight for second place.
Recent numbers help to reassure the team before entering the tournament. There are four straight wins in recent months: two friendlies and two for the Cup qualifiers. The last defeat of the Blues in official games happened back in 2019. On that occasion, France lost to Turkey by 2×0, in the Qualifiers for the Euro cup. Since then, there have been 16 official games with no recorded defeat.
France arrives with a team full of stars
France’s attack reaches the Euro cup tournament with, perhaps, a reputation of the most dangerous among all the teams. With names like Mbappe, Griezmann, and the reserve Giroud, France also gained another big name. Karim Benzema was called up again after a long time without showing up in the national team. The Real Madrid ace has everything to form, together with his teammates, a very powerful attacking trio for the Blues.
Any of the names of this trio can finish with the Euro Cup’s artillery at the end of the tournament. Benzema hasn’t scored yet since returning to the national team. However, he should stand out already in the group stage, as the player has the experience and knows the French shirt like no one else.
Griezmann is the typical case of the player who has the strongest performance in the national team. Finally, Mbappe needs no introduction. The player is currently one of the best in the world and was the core player in the World Cup.
Superstition and the French fans
For superstition and history lovers, it is always nice to remember the French’s achievements in 1998 and 2000. At the time, France was the champion of the World Cup at home, after beating Brazil. Two years later, at the Euro Cup, the French brought home the European title. Such fact matches the current moment and keeps the fans’ superstitions alive.
France won the World Cup in 2018 in Russia and has the chance to repeat the feat, lining up the two cups once again in this year’s Euro Cup. The achievement would be historic and would follow a trend, in addition to resurrecting moments that the French lived in the not-so-distant past.