France vs South Africa
International – Friendlies
Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
France are kicking into a higher gear, especially with the World Cup around the corner. They are already the defending champions, and are going for the rare distinction of retaining the title.
On top of that, they had also secured the Nations League title just a few months back, and were only unlucky to not have a shot at the Euros.
They had topped their group in the Nations League in style, which included the likes of Portugal and Croatia. They had also topped their Qualifiers group for the World Cup, and had remained unbeaten throughout. In fact, they had let in just three goals in the entire tournament.
Meanwhile, South Africa were eliminated from the CAF Qualifiers for the World Cup in the Second Round, and they had also missed out on qualification to the 2021 Cup of Nations.
Suffice it to say that the French squad are massive favorites this Tuesday – especially so in front of their home crowd.
Moreover, they have an old score to settle as well. Back in the 2010 World Cup, these two squads had locked horns with each other, and then the South Africans had won. Count on Les Bleus to be extra vigilant to avenge themselves for this loss.
France vs South Africa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash between the two had ended in a 1-2 win for South Africa, in the 2010 World Cup.
- However, the French have kept clean sheets in all other fixtures.
- They had defeated the South Africans 3-0 in the 1998 World Cup, which ultimately they went on to win.
France vs South Africa Prediction & Analysis
France are on a five-fixture winning streak, and they have a combined scorecard of 17-3 in the process. They were unbeaten in 29 of their past 31 fixtures as well, and one of the two defeats during this stretch had come via a penalty shootout.
On the other hand, South Africa lost their latest game, 1-0, against Ghana. They were also winless in seven of their past nine away match-ups, and in the process had gone on a three-game losing streak as well.
Taking into account these observations, expect a win for France this Tuesday at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Key Stats for Betting
- Les Bleus are ranked third in the world, and are the reigning World, and Nations League champions.
- Meanwhile, the South Africans are placed 68th in the FIFA list, and they have won just twice on the road in the past three-year period.
Tips for France vs South Africa
France to Win to Nil @ 1.75 (3/4)
Correct Score: 2-0 France @ 6.00 (5/1).