Kylian Mbappé will aim to clinch another major trophy when he leads France into battle this summer. The French are priced at +370 heading into the Euro 2024 tournament. The superstar striker was just 19 years old when he put Croatia to the sword in the 2018 World Cup final. Mbappé is now operating at the peak of his powers and aims to capitalize on France’s short odds to win the Euro.

France’s odds to win Euro 2024

Sportsbooks are offering odds of on France to win Euro 2024, putting the team second behind England () in Euro futures betting. However, it is worth noting that France beat England 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.

The odds on Les Bleus winning the Euros lengthened after they ended up in Group D, alongside the Netherlands, Austria, and Poland. By contrast, England will face weaker opposition (on paper) in Group C, which explains why it is now the outright favorite. Yet France should still have enough quality to reach the knockout stage of the tournament, at which point the odds on it lifting the trophy could shorten significantly.

France vs. Austria odds & betting preview

Goals from Mbappé and Olivier Giroud led France to a 2-0 victory over Austria when these teams clashed in the UEFA Nations League in September 2022. That game highlighted a gulf in quality between the teams, and it could give France a psychological edge as the two squads prepare to renew hostilities on June 17.

France is the clear favorite to win the game. If you want more value, options include France to win at halftime and full time, France to win and Mbappé to score, or perhaps France to win and under 4.5 goals. Austria is nevertheless a talented team with dangerous forwards, so some bettors may be interested in wagers such as both teams to score.

How to bet on France

Online sportsbooks are offering a wide range of futures and other soccer betting options on France. You can also bet on every game featuring Didier Deschamps’ team. These are the key options to consider:

To reach the final

Some sportsbooks are offering odds of on France reaching the final. Alternatively, you can bet on France to reach the semifinals or the quarterfinals, but the odds are less attractive.

Another popular bet is “stage of elimination.” Bet365 is offering +350 on France to be knocked out at the semifinal stage, which is interesting, as France could end up facing England in the semis.

Top goalscorer

Mbappé was the top goalscorer at the 2022 World Cup. He fired in eight goals in just seven games. That included a famous hat trick in the final against Argentina, which France ultimately lost on penalties. You can bet on him ending Euro 2024 as the top scorer, although he faces competition from England’s Harry Kane.

Moneyline

This is a straightforward bet on France to win a game. Les Bleus are the clear favorites to win their group stage matches. For example, they have odds of to beat Austria in their opening game. If you want longer odds, you will need to specify the way in which France will win the game. Here are some possible alternatives:

Spread (handicap)

France will be given a handicap, and you can then bet on whether France will cover the spread. For example, France is against Austria in its first game of Euro 2024.

Goal markets

Examples include both teams to score, total goals (over/under), and team totals (over/under). Same-game parlays are also popular, such as both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.

Props

Mbappé to score at any time will be a popular prop bet this summer. Alternatively, you can bet on Mbappé to score first, to score last, to score two or more goals, or to score a hat trick. Another interesting option is total corners, as France often dominates possession, and its wingers tend to win a lot of corners.

France live betting

You can place in-play bets on every game involving France. The odds on wagers such as the moneyline, draw no bet, total goals, both teams to score, spreads, and props will update rapidly as the game unfolds.

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France’s potential path to victory

France is the favorite to win its group. If that happens, France will face the runner-up from Group F in the Round of 16. That is likely to be Turkey or the Czech Republic, and France would be a heavy favorite to beat either team.

If France reaches the quarterfinal stage, it will probably face the winner of Group E. Belgium is the favorite to win Group E. That would represent a stern test of Les Bleus’ mettle, but once again, they would be the clear favorites. France is then on a collision course with England in the semifinals. If it wins that game, potential opponents in the final include Spain, Italy, and Croatia.

France group stage fixtures

France beat the Netherlands home and away during the qualifying campaign, and it also has a vastly superior squad to Austria in world rankings.

Why France could win Euro 2024

France is currently No. 2 in the FIFA world rankings, behind only Argentina. That reflects the team’s strong recent record in major tournaments. The defense is rock solid, the midfield blends steel with flair, and Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann can wreak havoc in attack. France also boasts remarkable strength in depth if it faces any injury problems as the tournament unfolds.

What could stop France from winning Euro 2024?

Infighting. France flopped at the last European Championship after fierce arguments broke out among the players and their families. Harmony was restored at the 2021 UEFA Nations League and the 2022 World Cup, but there is always the danger that simmering tensions will erupt again.

Key player: Kylian Mbappé

Mbappé has already scored 46 goals in 76 games for France. He has been the top scorer in Ligue 1 in each of the past five seasons, and he has the pace, dynamism, and finishing ability to rip opposition defenses to shreds this summer. See the rest of France’s squad for Euro 2024 here.

How has France performed in past Euros?

France won the Euros in 1984 and 2000. It was the runner-up in 2016, losing to Portugal in the final, but it crashed out at the Round of 16 in the most recent European Championship. France will now aim to win a third title this summer, which would move it level with Italy and Spain as the most successful teams in the competition’s history.

France: Euro FAQ

Why is France not the favorite for Euro 2024?

France landed in a tricky group alongside the Netherlands, Austria, and Poland, so the sportsbooks now make it the second favorite for Euro 2024. By contrast, England will face significantly weaker opponents in its group, so it has now edged ahead of France in futures betting.

How can I watch France in the 2024 Euro in the US?

You can watch France on the Fox family of networks. The Euro tournament will be broadcast on Fox and FS1.

Who is the French national team manager?

Didier Deschamps leads France’s national team. He won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with Les Bleus during his playing career, and he has enjoyed a similar level of success as a manager, leading the team to victory in the 2016 World Cup and the 2021 UEFA Nations League.

Who is the French starting keeper?

AC Milan’s Mike Maignan is likely to start in goal for France at Euro 2024. He has made 14 appearances for the team, and he is now seen as the natural successor to Hugo Lloris, who retired from international soccer last year.

What is the French national team lineup?

France typically plays with a 4-3-3 formation. Les Bleus boast exceptional depth within the squad, so Kylian Mbappé is the only guaranteed starter, but our predicted starting 11 for France at Euro 2024 would be Maignan; Hernández, Konaté, Saliba, Koundé; Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Griezmann; Mbappé, Giroud, Dembélé.