France vs Wales
Date: Friday, 10th November 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de France (Paris).
France confirmed their automatic qualification with a 2-1 win against Belarus on final match-day and the focus shift on improvements ahead of the final tournament in Russia.
The Les Bleus had a solid qualification campaign, but the loss against Sweden and a goal-less draw against Luxembourg cannot be taken lightly. Also, the team had some troubles scoring goals at will towards the end which mainly attributes to poor finishing than creating chances.
Didier Deschamps will have the chance to assess various dimensions of game-play in the month of November as the team set to play two tough games against Wales and Germany.
On the other hand, Wales were eliminated from the qualifiers with a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Ireland in the final group game. The team that impressed at the Euro 2016 focus now turns to the qualification campaign for Euro 2020.
France vs Wales: Head-to-head
Interestingly, this is the first meeting between the teams since 1982. Wales won 1-0 on that occasion having lost twice and drawn once in the previous four.
France vs Wales: Predictions
Gareth Bale remains sidelines for the Welsh team which leaves the team handicapped in the attacking front. France are not devoid of troubles in front of goal, but their ability to create a high number of chances in every game is a positive outlook.
We can also consider the big advantage Les Bleus have with the game being played at their own backyard. Meantime, Wales haven’t won in any of their last five friendly internationals, with four of those being losses.
France vs Wales: Bet Tips
HT/FT – France/France to win @ 1.76
Asian Handicap – France -1.75 at 2.10 odd
To Score any-time – Nabil Fekir @ 2.60.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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