He may have seen less action than a sex-starved panda this season, but Olivier Giroud has been banging in the goals in June. Netting four in his last two outings for the French national side.
So maybe that’s why one punter from Bournemouth fancies him to the tune of £2 to distract the England with his good looks and lead France to a home hiding against Gareth Southgate’s men.
Our customer may be feeling Les Blues though, as the last time France managed a 5-2 over their neighbours was in February 1963. Bonne chance mon ami!
Since unfortunately moving on from ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce’s pint-of-wine brigade after just one game last September, England have netted an average of 1.6 goals per goal under Southgate.
Which is admittedly decent, but some of the performances have been blander than their manager’s appearance in that infamous Pizza Hut advert.
A loyal punter from Dagenham believes they’ll upgrade to a Domino’s-like showing tonight however and has £5 on them to match their May 1928 victory in Paris. Even if it whiffs like French cheese to us!
He’s been criticised more than Theresa May this season, but it seems the rumoured move to midfield for John Stones tonight has inspired a punter from Rochdale to stick a whopping £2.50 on the Man City to score two goals or more tonight.
You don’t need to be a Pink Panther-style super sleuth to figure out that Stones hasn’t scored a Premier League goal for the Citizens since his move from Goodison Park. Although, the defender does have a couple of strikes to his name in the cups.
He’s also never found the net for his country in his 17 caps to date, so for our crafty customer now would be as good a time for Stones to start as any.