In the final game of the group stages in Euro 2012, France and Sweden go up against each other in a match that France know a point would see them qualify for the knockout stages as punters are piling into William Hill’s offer of 5/2 for Karel Benzema to score and France to win.
Laurent Blanc’s men have taken four points from their opening two matches and put in an impressive performance last time out to beat co-hosts Ukraine 2-0.
The French play an attacking brand of football and the front three of Karim Benzema, Samir Nasri and Frank Ribery were all impressive again.
It is an incredible record for France under Blanc, they have not lost since 2010 so they look as though they are in a great position to qualify.
Blanc’s side scored two goals in quick succession last time out with strikes for Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye.
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With goals coming from all over the pitch, France will cause a lot of team’s problems in these championships and will feel confident of going all the way in the tournament.
As for Sweden, they now only have pride to play for in Euro 2012 after two defeats in the competition saw them knocked out at the group stages.
Erik Hamren’s men put in a spirited performance against England last time out but let a 2-1 lead slip and ended up losing the match 3-2.
Hamren will be disappointed that his side have thrown away winning positions in both their matches in the tournament so far. Had they been able to see games out, they would find themselves in the quarter-finals.
Sweden must now put in a good performance to restore some pride and give the thousands of travelling fans something to cheers about.
With France having it all to play for and Sweden playing with the pressure off, it could be a great match with plenty of attacking talent on show. It all gets underway from 7.45pm on Tuesday.