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France's 2016 Quest Resumes Wednesday

Dimitri Payet France Elseid Hysaj Albania Euro 2016

Hosts France will look to collect another three points as its Euro 2016 quest continues versus Albania Wednesday. Dynamic playmaker Dimitri Payet was able to rescue the French with a stunning 89th-minute goal to give his side a 2-1 win over a tough Romania Friday. Albania, which lost 1-0 to Switzerland in its opener Saturday, will try to replicate the scoreline from the last time these two countries met.

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  • France has scored 15 goals in its last five matches.
  • France is favored to win Group A at -600 while Albania has long odds at +5000.
  • Albania will be without captain Lorik Cana, who was sent off with a red card versus Switzerland.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering France at -475 while Albania comes in at +1400 and the Draw sits at +525. In spread betting, France is a 2-goal fave at +115 while Albania is -145 as underdogs. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 2.5 goals is -125 while UNDER 2.5 goals is +105.

Albania defeated France 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ergys Kace in the 43rd minute in a friendly back in June of 2015. The Albanians haven’t been at their best of late and the loss to the Swiss gave them back-to-back losses and they have lost three and won two in their last five. Thing is, the two wins came against Luxembourg (2-0) and Qatar (3-1), so not the best of competition by any stretch.

France poses a different threat as they are light-years ahead of the likes of Luxembourg and Qatar and are deservedly among the faves to win Euro 2016.

Romania fought hard and admirably but just couldn’t prevent Payet’s winner in the dying embers of the game. The 2-1 victory gives France five wins in their last five matches entering Wednesday’s contest versus Albania and Les Bleus will be keen on solidifying six points entering their final contest versus Switzerland.

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