France vs Austria: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Both sides have been conceding plenty of goals and opposing a clean sheet in the French capital should be an appealing option

World champions France look for their first win in Group One of League A of the UEFA Nations League on Thursday evening.

Didier Deschamps' men welcome Austria to the Parc des Princes with Les Bleus facing possible relegation to League B having suffered two draws and two defeats from their four matches.

France vs Austria latest odds

These two sides drew 1-1 when they met in Austria in June and bet365 price another stalemate at 15/4 (4.75).

France remain clear favourites despite having failed to record a victory in the competition with the hosts offered at 4/11 (1.36) and the visitors available at 13/2 (7.50).

France vs Austria first goal scorer odds

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is missing for the French through injury yet the 2018 world cup winners still have plenty of firepower and Kylian Mbappe is the shortest priced player to score first at 3/1 (4.00).

The PSG forward is ahead of Olivier Giroud at 4/1 (5.00) and Antoine Griezmann at 5/1 (6.00) while Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele can be backed at 11/2 (6.50).

For Austria, Marko Arnautovic is the favourite to break the deadlock at 12/1 (13.00) ahead of Freiburg striker Michael Gregoritsch at 14/1 (15.00).

France vs Austria preview

France's performance in this competition has been well below expectations and the world champions are the only team in Group One without a victory to their name.

Austria started brilliantly with a 3-0 win in Croatia but lost both matches against Denmark to slip away after that positive first result.

Nevertheless, there should be interest in backing the visitors to score as they have done in 12 of their last 15 matches in all competitions.

France for their part have kept four clean sheets in their last 16 matches with those shut-outs coming against South Africa, Finland and Kazakhstan.

Neither side has been at their best in this tournament and backing goals at both ends makes plenty of sense.

France vs Austria tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at evens (2.00) which looks like an exceptional price given the respective records of the two teams.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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