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France vs Ukraine: Predictions and Betting Tips
France kick off the defense of their World Cup title
The World champions start their campaign of defending their title after very good form since they won the World Cup with just two defeats in all competitive games (excluding friendlies).Coach Didier Deschamps has a very good squad of players who are in top form with their clubs.
Since the World cup, Les Bleus haven’t lost any of their matches played on home soil. This run included wins over Germany and Croatia the World cup finalists.
In their last competitive match in the UEFA Nations League, France beat Sweden 4-2 and qualified for the semi-final of the competition. Deschamps picked a strong squad, Pogba, Varane, Griesmann, Mbappe, and Giroud all feature.
Ukraine looking for their second WC appearance
Ukraine are the heavy underdogs in this match especially after a friendly match defeat in France last October by 7-1. Coach Andriy Shevchenko has seen his team lose four of their last six competitive games and win twice, one of them against a strong Spain side.
Shevchenko will be relying on the likes of Yarmolenko of West Ham, Malinovskyi, and Kovalenko of Atalanta to strengthen his team and try to come back with a good result to help Ukraine’s quest for a second appearance in the World Cup after 2006.
- France have won eight of their last ten home matches
- France have scored 11 goals in their last five matches
- Ukraine have not won in their last four away matches and lost their last three
- Three or more goals have been scored in Ukraine’s last five of six matches(excluding match vs Switzerland)
France vs Ukraine Prediction
It is clear that France are the favorites to win this match as the bookies are paying 1.25 for a France win. If we want to look at more profitable odds, the Match result and 3 or more goals in the match catch the eye with an odds of 1.85.
As we highlighted both teams’ stats, France have been scoring a lot of goals in their last six matches as there were three or more goals in three of those games. Ukraine’s matches as well have seen an average of three goals in their last six matches(19 goals in six matches)
We think France can win this match as their top players are in their best form with their different teams across Europe. Thus we predict France to win and three or more goals to be scored in the match.
France vs Ukraine Betting Tips
France to win and three or more total match goals 1.85 or 17/20 at William Hill
Goal in both halves yes 1.80 or ⅘ at William Hill
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