Football Tips: Mbappe can land this France vs Poland 14/1 Bet Builder

Our tipster Shane O'Brien thinks this could be an easy one for Les Blues.

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France v Poland Betting Tips

France -1 
Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime
Over 4.5 Cards
Over 9.5 Corners 

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France (-1)

France became the first European World Cup holders to make it out of the group stages after two impressive performance against Australia and Denmark, which afforded them the opportunity to rest almost their entire team against Tunisia on Wednesday. 

The French have essentially enjoyed an eight-day break since beating Denmark last Saturday and will come into this round-of-16 clash with no fear having watched Poland’s three underwhelming group stage performances. 

Poland pathetically settled for a 2-0 defeat against Argentina on Wednesday night and were more than happy to take the risk of going through on fair play, even with Mexico pushing for a third goal against Saudi Arabia. 

Poland showed nothing in their three group games to suggest that they are remotely capable of posing a challenge for this French side, who are aiming to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to win the World Cup back-to-back. Knockout football can always spring a surprise, but it would be the mother of all surprises if Poland emerged victorious on Sunday. 

Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime

Mbappe is well on his way to becoming the all-time World Cup top scorer. The French forward has scored seven goals in the competition since making his tournament debut in 2018, including three in two starts in Qatar. 

He was irrepressible against both Denmark and Australia and it’s hard to see the Polish defence coming up with any way of stopping him. Mbappe has scored three goals in four World Cup knockout games to date and will no doubt improve on that record as this tournament unfolds. 

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Over 4.5 Cards

Before Saudi Arabia’s late goal against Mexico, Poland were qualifying for the last-16 based on their disciplinary record. Having amassed just five yellow cards in three games compared to Mexico’s seven, it was clear that Polish players were reluctant to commit a foul worthy of a yellow card in the dying moments of their defeat to Argentina. 

They will have no such fear against France, where they will be confronted with the pace and trickery of Mbappe and Ousmanne Dembele. 

France’s opponents have received six yellow cards at the tournament to date, with five of those coming in the only two games that France actually cared about. 

With the tension going up a notch following the end of the group stages, Poland’s average of two yellow cards per game could also rise significantly on Sunday. It wouldn’t be all that surprising to see a flurry of yellow cards on Sunday. 

Over 9.5 Corners

France have won 22 corners at this World Cup at a rate of just over seven per game. It is hardly surprising given that they came at Australia and Denmark with relentless waves of attacks, especially after going behind against the Australians in their opening game of the tournament. 

Poland, on the other hand, have conceded 20 corners in their three group games and have invited pressure from their opponents. 

There is no reason to believe that they will adopt a different approach against France and the French could even breach the 10-corner barrier by themselves. 

However, France have conceded 12 corners so far in the tournament, giving Poland some hope of scoring via a set piece on Sunday afternoon. 

France v Poland Bet Builder tips

France -1 
Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime
Over 4.5 Cards
Over 9.5 Corners 

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 14/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP

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