It’s not surprising that France is the offshore bookmaking favorite to win World Cup Group C. This is despite the fact that they have just one World Cup title in their history. Since their 1998 World Cup title France has finished seventh or worse three out of four times. A runner up finish in the 2016 UEFA European Championship has made the French a trendy chalk. Denmark is the public’s choice as the top threat to upset France in Group C. But the Danes World Cup history gives them a credibility gap. Peru and Australia are prohibitive Group C underdogs. The two dogs have even less credibility than Denmark.
2018 FIFA World Cup Group C
Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018
World Cup Group C Betting Online Odds : France -335, Denmark +450, Peru +850, Australia +1400
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Group C action begins with two games on June 16. France will face Australia at Kazan Arena in Kazan. Denmark and Peru will matchup at Mordovia Arena in Saransk. On June 21 Denmark faces Australia at Cosmos Arena in Samara. France and Peru will play at Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg. Group C concludes offshore bookmaking action on June 26. Denmark and France will play at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The Danes and French could be playing for high stakes. Australia will face fellow underdog Peru at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.
Didier Deschamps has been the manager of France since 2012. He was the Ligue 1 Manager of the Year in 2004. Deschamps led Marseille to a total of six championships. As manager of France his record in 72 games is 45 wins, 13 draws, 14 losses. The powers that be respect Deschamps and rewarded him with a contract extension through 2020. Antoine Griezmann is the man to watch on Team France. The 26 year old forward has 19 goals and 49 caps in his international career. Griezmann was the 2016 Golden Boot winner at the UEFA European Championship. Midfielder Blaise Matuidi is another key asset for the French. In international play Matuidi has nine career goals and 62 caps. Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has 26 caps for the French National Team.
Denmark has a rather dubious World Cup history. Their best finish ever in World Cup action was eighth place in 1998. The fact that they are the second sportsbook choice is illustrative of a weak group. In the 2014 World Cup Denmark failed to even qualify. Peru last qualified for the World Cup in 1982. Just getting into the tournament is quite the accomplishment for them. The best finish ever for Peru was seventh place in 1970. Australia has qualified for the World Cup for the fourth straight time. The Aussies also lack historic World Cup credibility. Their best finish in history was 16th in 2006. They finished a distant 30th in 2014.
Matchup to Watch
Group C is a weak offshore bookmaking foursome. France is more of a default selection than power pick. But there is no betting value offered with the other three teams. France has the experience and recent success. Deschamps is a proven and accomplished manager with credibility.
2018 FIFA World Cup Group C Betting Odds Picks
France is the pick to win Group C. They are simply the best of a bad bunch.
World Cup Group C Betting Online Pick: France
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