Switzerland vs France Betting Pick
France had a terrible 2010 World Cup and barely qualified for Brazil, but they got off to a great start in their first group match beating Honduras 3-0. They dominated Honduras in the opener and are the betting favorite facing Switzerland.
It looked as if the Swiss would only be taking a single point in their opener facing Ecuador, but they scored late in injury time to escape with a 2-1 win.
Bovada has World Cup betting odds for this match with France posted at -125 with Switzerland at +375 and a draw line of +280.
The Swiss defense was stellar in World Cup qualification with seven clean sheets in 10 matches, but they were caught off guard several times in the win over Ecuador. If that happens again facing France and star striker Karim Benzema, who scored two goals in the Honduras match, then they will be in trouble.
The Swiss do not have a great attack and their best striker in Xherdan Shaqiri was not a big factor in the Ecuador match. It is key that he plays well, but Gokhan Inler in the midfield may be the key player. Midfield play will key for the Swiss, as they need to play solid defense and really get the attack going from that part of the pitch.
The French could have piled on more goals facing Honduras, who was playing with a man down after a red card. The Swiss need to keep France from getting a ton of shots and that starts with solid midfield play with Inler, Granit Xhaka, and Valon Behrami.
This will be a hard fought match, but France has too much talent all around the pitch and the pressure was taken off them with their big opening win. They will win again against Switzerland and really take control of the group.