France vs Ukraine
Date: 7th October 2020, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue Stade de France (Saint-Denis).
With two wins in two France prepare for next round of UEFA Nations League fixtures with a friendly against new and improved Ukraine.
While the Les Bleus had to sweat it out in the 1-0 win against Sweden on matchday 1, the ran past a depleted Croatia with ease in the match that read 4-2 at full-time.
Next up for Didier Deschamps is the home fixture versus Portugal, who are looking in sublime form at the moment before travelling back home to meet Croatia once again.
Ukraine did start their campaign on front foot with a solid 2-1 win against Switzerland, but were brought back to ground in the 4-0 defeat in Spain.
They are in a complex group and are huge underdogs and they have back-to-back tough fixtures against Germany and Spain up-next, both fixtures played at their home turf.
Back to Wednesday’s fixture, these teams are meeting for the first time in 7 years. Their last was in the World Cup qualifying play-off in 2013. The Blues overturned a 0-2 first leg defeat with a 3-0 win on that occasion.
France vs Ukraine Head-to-head
There has been 9 h2h meetings between the teams and France lead the race with 5 wins and 2 draws, while Ukraine won just on 1 occasion.
The number of times Ukraine failed to score against France during the period is 6.
France have never lost to Ukraine at home, latest three are wins along with a draw and there has been clean sheets kept in all those 4 matches.
France vs Ukraine Prediction
There is no doubt that France are huge favorites to win here. They are priced at 1.1 odd, which doesn’t give any value for punters.
Therefore, we are looking at handicap markets since Ukraine have improved a lot since going though a rough patch in 2016.
Their 0-4 defeat to Spain in September is the first defeat since 2018 and it is not so long ago they finished top of a qualifying group pipping Portugal.
So, a +2.5 Asian Handicap on the visitors is the potential banker for this match considering this is a friendly and both teams are likely to rest some key players for the important UNL round of fixtures coming in a week’s time.
On top of that, France haven’t won a friendly at home with -2.5 Ah at home since 2014. And Ukraine’s last away defeat with such a big margin date back to calender year 2011.
France vs Ukraine Betting Tips
Ukraine +2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.45 odd.