France vs Ivory Coast
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2016.
Kick Off at 20:00 UK Time.
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
These two nations have quite a history and now they will meet on a football field in this very interesting friendly. France has been in superb form where they haven’t lost since the Euro 2016 final. They are also on a 3 game winning run beating quality teams such as Bulgaria, Netherlands and Sweden.
Ivory Coast are unbeaten in six games though they could only draw their last two matches one of them was a 0-0 result against Hungary. For France they come into this game with no new injury worries and will start easy as odds on favourites.
Didier Deschamps has spoken of unity within the team and despite losing the Euro 2016 final the squad seems to have taken a step forward instead of feeling sorry for themselves.
France vs Ivory Coast: Head to Head Stats
There is just one solidarity meeting that took place in 2005 where France eased to a 3-0 win at home.
France vs Ivory Coast: Prediction
We should witness an open game with many chances for both sides. The game will be played in a competitive atmosphere despite this being a friendly, but the teams will have a respect for one another. Expect this game to be like a third placed play off at a World Cup.
Ivory Coast will be looking to at least score their first goal over France and this match presents a good opportunity for that. However the French are in great form and should be too strong for their opponents as they prepare to play their last game of the year.
France vs Ivory Coast: Betting Tips
France to score at least 2 goals at 1/2 (1.50)
Anytime goal scorer Dimitri Payet (France) at 7/4 (2.75)
Both teams to score at 11/8 (2.38).