France Vs. England, Euro 2012: Lines, Odds And Picks

We're going to pass on making jokes about England. It's just too easy so let's sum this all up without making fun: England is not very good to start and have a slew of injuries; France is playing as well as they have since the 2006 World Cup; England are still really not good.

Lines: England, pick 'em (+125). France, pick 'em (-145).

Odds: England, +220. France, +130. Draw, +210.

Over/Under: Over 2, +115. Under 2, -135.

Lines often skew far too much in favor of England because they are popular enough that people bet on them regardless of how good they are and push the line that way. The Three LIons are bad enough that they are actually pretty heavy underdogs. To comprehend how rare that is, they weren't this big of underdogs in the World Cup against Germany. You still shouldn't be on them. Like not even a little. Take France on the moneyline.

The only chance England has is to do the Roy Special and play a 1-0 match with everyone behind the ball. That won't win them the match, but it will keep them to losing by only a goal. Still, Karim Benzema against John Terry and Joleon Lescott, who play together like they are complete strangers? Samir Nasri and Franck Ribery with no responsibilities tracking back because, well, it's James Milner and Stewart Downing? There's at least two in this one for France and the odds are lovely.

We'll have live coverage in our France vs. England, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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