France vs Andorra
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de France (Paris – Saint-Denis).
The French contingent has learned that no single match can be discounted as unneeded and that each and every point counts, after their surprise road defeat against Turkey. The competition has become more interesting though due to that loss, especially from a neutral standpoint of view.
On paper, with the likes of only Iceland and the Turks gunning for the top tier, the current World Champions are easily the overwhelming favorites. All the three teams are level on 12 points when the qualifiers kick-off on Tuesday, but it’d do them good to avoid any mishaps hereon. And anything short of a top-most finish in the group would be considered embarrassment for the nation.
Just the last international tournament had the squad failing to live up to the expectations they have set up for themselves, after arguably one of the easiest World Cup triumphs a team has enjoyed in recent memory.
In the inaugural Nations League, the French took part in the same mix as that of Germany and Netherlands. Keep in mind that Joachim Low’s men had crashed out of the first round of the tournament. And the Dutch had not even qualified for the same.
Despite supposedly an easier group, Didier Deschamp’s men could not deal with the challenge posted by Holland and had to settle for a second-place finish. As such, a match-up against a minnow as Andorra cannot be taken lightly, and the three points must be ensured at any cost.
So did Deschamp’s men wake up when they welcomed Albania on Saturday and it was an allround performance that earned them a 4-1 win against a hardworking defensive unit.
On the other-hand, Andorra succumbed to a 0-1 defeat at Turkey conceding an 89th minute goal.
France vs Andorra Head-to-head (h2h)
- France boasts of a 100% winning record against this opponent.
- Andorra is yet to score against this rival in the last twenty years.
- The combined scorecard for the previous two clashes is 4-0.
- This same tournament had a match-up between these two, which ended in a 0-4 away win for the French.
France vs Andorra Prediction
The difference in stature between the two is to such an extent that the French are the reigning World Champions and boasts of a B team that could give a run for the money for most prominent sides. Meanwhile, Andorra took part in the League D of the Nations League.
Moreover, France has had the h2h clashes severely skewed towards them, and they have registered wins to nil in all of their clashes in the previous two decades. In addition, the reverse fixture of this tie had taken place at home for the Andorrans. And they had lost the battle 0-4.
Finally, Hugo Lloris and his boys have a huge win on the cards since they are at home, and also due to them being aware of the threat posed by Turkey. Goal difference could decide to whom goes the top spot and consequentially, the hosts will definitely look to register such a victory.
France vs Andorra Betting Tips
France -3 Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 4.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).