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Saturday, September 6, 2008


<5.50> <3.40> <1.53>

france look to banish the memories of an appalling euro 2008, where an ageing team comprising only two players under the age of 62 stumbled out of the tournament in the group stages, having not won a single match. in good news for them, abidal is suspended, meaning the much-better patrice evra gets to play. nasri will also take over malouda, and i think evra and nasri should link up perfectly on the left flank. ribery is the only miss, and i think france will be too strong for austria. however, this being france after all, don't go all in, as austria are not THAT lousy as well, boasting the likes of ivanschitz, scharner and stranzl.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on france @ 1.53 = $7.65

Agree with France. Thuram and Makelele have FINALLY retired, which removes two dinosaurs who have loads of experience but no pace from the squad. Looks like Diarra and Toulalan might be the holding midfielders, which is great because Diarra has looked in great form recently, and makes me wonder why he was ever sold. Nasri and Govou should line up as wing forwards and that will give them lots of pace, while Benzema and Henry will be upfront. I think France will struggle to score because Benzema hasn't really performed on the international stage, and Henry has lost his former glorious freely scoring self. France to win, but by a slight margin.

Roland's prediction: $5 on France @ 1.53 = $7.65

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