France v Bosnia & Herzegovina Betting Tips

France have scored more goals in the first half in five of their Euro 2012 matches

Whilst on paper most would say this should be put down on the coupon as a home win, Bosnia & Herzegovina come into the game high in confidence after winning their last four consecutive qualifying games. France have also become somewhat unreliable as of late and considering they only require a draw to top the group it slightly puts me off backing them to win outright.

Both sides have already claimed a play-off spot with France on 20 points and Bosnia on 19, six points ahead of third placed Romania. Therefore, the pressure is off to a certain extent, meaning both sides should be able to come out and play from the off. On the other hand there is potential for tensions to rise as the game approaches its conclusion. This is backed up by the thoughts of Bosnia & Herzegovina captain Emir Spahic who explained "we travel to Paris in a relieved frame of mind because we have already achieved our initial goal".

Therefore, our selection will come in the form of there being more goals in the first half then the second half.

France have scored more goals in the first half in five of their matches (including the last four), they have twice scored more goals in the second half and there have been an equal amount of goals in each half once. The Bosnia & Herzegovina figures are not as conclusive with them scoring more goals in the first half on two occasions (including last time out), they scored more goals in the second half on three occasions and they scored an equal amount of goals in each half once. However they have scored ten of their sixteen goals, in the first half (nine of them in the first thirty minutes), which works out to a percentage of 63%, so they are fairly fast starters.

The French side always looks to make a fast start, especially at home as the French fans often get on their backs early if there side is not doing well. With this in mind Bosnia & Herzegovina will also look to start fast so that they can silence the French fans and build up pressure on the French side.

Recommended Bet:

More goals scored in the first half @ 9/4 with William Hill


Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 10/10/2011 - 12:20 PM
Filed in:- Euro 2012 Betting News


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