Upping the Ante: Mbappé was the perfect ‘out’ for France’s team of all the talents

Our tip of France at 15/2 to win the World Cup came home, thanks to their mix of defensive steel and attacking efficiency

22nd July, 2018
Kylian Mbappé Pic: Getty

It looked as though it might be a hugely profitable World Cup for the column, but we must make do with a more modest gain.

Iceland were tipped to qualify from their group, which went awry. Romelu Lukaku traded around 9/4 on the Betfair exchange to be top scorer (tipped here at 20/1) after an excellent start, only for Harry Kane to overtake him.

Thankfully, the outright selection, France, did the needful at the advised 15/2. Curiously,...

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