The host nation of Euro 2016 competition France will be hosting the Lions of Cameroon in an International friendly on Monday 30th May 2016 as part of the preparation for the upcoming competition.
France had an automatic qualification into the competition as the host nation and thus didn’t take part in qualification games, nevertheless they have engaged themselves with series of friendly game since March of 2015.
France come into this game on the back of consecutive victories against Netherlands and Russia. They have lost just 1 game in their last 8 games, losing only to England. France have a good scoring form as they have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 8 games, they are also good in defence as they have conceded not more than 1 goal in 5 of their last 8 games.
Cameroon come into this game as the under dogs, as they are finding it difficult to win games, their last 8 games was on the average rating as they won only 2, lost 1, and drew 5.
France: Team News
Varane is ruled out of Euro squad and replaced by Adil Rami, while Barcelona defender Mathieu is also a doubt for this game as he has a slight injury.
France: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Lloris – Evra, Koscielny, Mangala, Sagna – Pogba, Matuidi, Diarra – Payet, Giroud, Martial.
Cameroon: Team News
Mbila Etame will replace the injured Benjamin Moukandjo, while Stephane Mbia is out on suspension. The coach has chosen local based trio Mohammed Djetei, Aaron Mbibe and Jonathan Ngwem in place of Bassong, Marvin Matip and Landry N’guemo.
Cameroon: predicted Line Up (4-3-3)
Ondoa – Nyom, N’Koulou, Chedjou, Bedimo – Mandjeck, Enoh, Salli – Zoua, Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting.
France vs Cameroon: Head-To-Head stats
Cameroon are on top when considering the Head to head stats, they have not lost to France in any Competition, they have won 1 game against France and drew 1 in their 2 meetings.
Game between the two teams have not seen more than 2 goals.
France vs Cameroon: Prediction
France are ‘Huge Favorites’ in this game considering their recent outings and Squad depth, but Cameroon are not an easy team, they’ll want to keep their unbeaten record against France and upgrade their FIFA ranking status.
I expect the game to be won by France from first half, and also back them to score at least twice in the game.