Sacre Bleu! France Bidding to Kick Germany While They Are Down

Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:03 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 3:03 PM UTC

World champion France hosts a beleaguered German team in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, and the odds on a win for Les Bleus look really enticing. Let's find some winning soccer picks.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Game Odds">France vs. Germany</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET</h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3608519, "sportsbooksIds":[238,180,93,1096,1275], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>German football is in the doldrums after a disastrous World Cup campaign that saw Joachim Low’s men crash out in the group stage. Playmaker Mesut Ozil has quit the team after a race row, and they have made a dreadful start to their UEFA Nations League campaign. A 0-0 home draw with world champion France was a decent result, but at the weekend they lost 3-0 to a Netherlands side that did not even qualify for the last World Cup.</p><p>The German media is calling for Low to be sacked, arguing that the situation will not improve while he remains in charge. <a href="" title="Free Sports Picks">The stage is therefore set for Les Bleus to pile more misery on Germany</a>. They proved they are the world’s best team by winning the World Cup in style this summer, and if they are motivated for this game they should take all three points. <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a> is offering -113 on the home win and that looks like a great price on the French. They have the power to control the midfield, and the pace and flair going forward to take this shaky German backline apart, so anything less than a win would be disappointing for France.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Game Odds">Armenia vs. Macedonia</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, noon ET</h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3608629, "sportsbooksIds":[238,180,93,1096,1275], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Armenia has just suffered the ignominy of losing 1-0 at home to Gibraltar, a team made up of part-timers, firemen, teachers and whatnot living in the tiny British colony. Gibraltar is ranked 198th of 210 countries in the world by FIFA, so that is a highly embarrassing defeat. Armenia is now 100th, whereas Macedonia is up to the giddy heights of 68th. They have won their last three games (over Liechtenstein, Armenia and Gibraltar), and another victory over Armenia could well be on the cards here. The +178 available on a Macedonia win at <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a> looks really attractive.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Game Odds">Norway vs. Bulgaria</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET</h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3608576, "sportsbooksIds":[238,180,93,1096,1275], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Two in-form sides will meet in Oslo when Norway welcomes Bulgaria to Ullevaal Stadion. They have both won four of their last five games, and they both picked up morale boosting victories at the weekend. Norway earned a 1-0 home win against Slovenia, while Bulgaria beat Cyprus 2-1. That extended their winning streak to four games, a run that includes a 1-0 victory over Norway in Sofia on September 9. This represents a great chance for Norway to gain revenge in front of their home fans, and they are the -150 favorites with <a href="" title="Best Sportsbooks">various sportsbooks</a> to pull it off. Both teams have been solid at the back recently, but they have both scored in four of their last five games, so fans should hope for an entertaining contest. "Both teams to score" is +150 with <a href=";book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a> and that looks interesting.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Game Odds">Republic of Ireland vs. Wales</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET</h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3608558, "sportsbooksIds":[238,180,93,1096,1275], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Ryan Giggs’ reign as Wales manager began in style as they thrashed the Irish 4-1 on September 6 to soar to the top of their UEFA Nations League table. The former Manchester United star made some bold selections, picking exciting youngsters over veteran stalwarts, and it paid off. That renewed optimism was dashed when they lost their next game 2-0 in Denmark, and they lost 4-1 to Spain in a friendly at the weekend. There is no great shame in that, as the Spanish are in excellent form and they are now the outright favorites to win this tournament, but Wales could do with a win to lift their spirits. Since that bruising defeat to Wales, the Republic of Ireland has gained consecutive draws against strong sides in Poland and Denmark, so they should be feeling more confident ahead of this grudge match. <a href="" title="Live Soccer Odds">The "draw" is +200 in this game</a> with <a href=";book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a> and that looks like a good bet. "Both teams to score" is also +110 with <a href=";book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a> and William Hill and that looks attractive too, as they are both a bit suspect at the back.</p>
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