France vs Scotland: Preview and Prediction

France vs Scotland:
International Friendly.
Date: Saturday, 4 June 2016,
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT,
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Longeville-lès-Metz).

France hopes to continue their new found form and extend their winning streak against Scotland as they play their final warm up friendly game in preparation for the Euro 2016 competition as they look to start the tournament in a high spirit.

On the other hand, Scotland will be looking forward to a win against the Euro 2016 hosts this weekend as they recover from the defeat and lessons they got from Italy. Though they are not participating in the competition as they failed to qualify, a win in this game will give them the desired respect after the defeat against Italy.

France vs Scotland: Form Comparison

France currently have a good run of form, they are on a 3 game winning streak, also they have won 8 of their last 9 games, losing to England.

France has a superb scoring form, they have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 9 games.

France defence is a bit shaky of late as they have conceded 2 goals in each of their last 4 games.

Scotland are not in a bad shape, their last 5 games have recorded 3 wins which includes 6-0 mauling of Gibraltar, a draw and a loss.

Scotland look good defensively, they have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 games, the Italy game showed how defensive they can be though they lost the game.

France: Team News

Antoine Griezmann has joined up Deschamps camp after missing out the Cameroon friendly due to Champions league finals in Milan, Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti makes the Squad for the Euro as they replaced injured Varane and Jeremy Mathieu

France: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)

Lloris – Evra, Digne, Kolscielny, Sagna – Diarra, Kante, Pogba, Matuidi – Griezmann, Martial

Scotland: Team News

The coach Gordon Strachan has made some changes to his squad, Christophe Berra and Barry Bannan is out of the squad while Shaun Maloney, Robert Snodgrass and Andrew Robertson who missed out on last game against Italy due to English Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend will join the squad.

Scotland: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)

Marshall – Paterson, Martin R, Hamley G, Mulgrew – Philips M, Fletcher, McAthur, Snodgrass- Ritchie, McCommack

France vs Scotland: Head to Head

  • Games between these two teams has never recorded a draw as their 8 games have been won by either of the side.
  • France has had the greater portion of victory as they have won 5 of the games leaving the remaining 3 to Scotland.
  • The last 2 games have been won by Scotland during the 2008 Euro qualification campaign.

France vs Scotland: Prediction

Star studded France are the favourites in this fixture considering paper work and statistics, but they may be in for a shock as the Scottish side have a well equipped defense compared to the French side. The Scottish side being the underdogs in this game can possibly steal a win from the Euro 2016 host who may be looking down on them.

I expect a shocking 1-0 victory from the Scottish side, though its risky to bet on.

France vs Scotland-Statistical Betting Prediction-4-June-2016
France vs Scotland-Statistical Betting Prediction

Bet Tips:
Best bet: Double chance – Scotland or Draw (odds 3.60)
Recommended Bet: Over 2.5 goals (odds 1.72)
*All Odds from Ladbrokes at the time of composing this article.
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