In the final matchday of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, Greece are set to host France on Tuesday evening in a game which is set to kick off at 19:45.
Greece are currently sitting in third place in group B and are three points behind Netherlands who occupy the final qualification spot for the tournament. Gus Poyet’s side have gained 12 points from their seven games, after recording four wins and three defeats.
The hosts played an international friendly against New Zealand on Friday evening. The game was played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.Kostas Manolas opened the scoring for Greece in the 15th minute, heading home from a corner kick. The home side doubled their lead in the 61st minute through Giorgos Giakoumakis, who tapped in from close range after a good pass from Dimitris Pelkas. New Zealand had a few chances to get back into the game, but they were unable to find a way past the Greek defence.
France are currently sitting at the top of group B and boast an undefeated record so far in this qualifying campaign. The World Cup runners-up have won all seven of their qualifying games, whilst scoring 27 goals and conceding just one.
Didier Deschamps’s side scored seven goals in each half as they recorded their biggest ever win by thrashing 10-man Gibraltar 14-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying on Saturday evening.
The hosts are already through to the Germany tournament but did not take things easy as Kylian Mbappe hit a hat-trick that included a 40-yard strike. Teenager Warren Zaire-Emery was one of seven different first-half scorers.
Greece and France have a long and storied rivalry in football. The two teams have met 26 times in competitive and friendly matches, with France winning 18 of those matches, Greece winning 4, and 4 matches ending in a draw. France has also scored more goals than Greece in their head-to-head record, with 57 goals to Greece's 18.
The most famous match between Greece and France took place in the quarter-finals of the 2004 UEFA European Championship. Greece, who were rank outsiders before the tournament, stunned France by winning 1–0. In recent years, France has reasserted their dominance over Greece. The two teams have met 8 times since 2004, with France winning 7 of those matches and Greece winning 1.
France recorded a slender victory when these sides met in June in the opening stages of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaigns. Kylian Mbappé scored the game's only goal in the 70th minute, slotting home from the penalty spot after Josuha Guilavogui was fouled in the box.
Unsurprisingly, given their recent record, it is France who come into this game as heavy favourites and are currently priced @ 11/20 to record a victory, whilst a shock win for Greece is priced @ 19/4 and a draw is @ 14/5.
We are backing Kylian Mbappe to score 2+ goals, which has been boosted to 13/2 by Skybet. Mbappe has shown some impressive form at the beginning of this campaign and will come into this game with high confidence after scoring a hat trick last time out.