Preview:International Friendly - France VS Wales

International FriendlyFrance VS Wales

Match Time: 03-06-2021 00:35 Thursday

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Match preview

2021 International Friendly, France will play against with Wales at home. Still basking in the glory of their 2018 World Cup triumph, Didier Deschamps's France now switch their focus to the continental stage, as they endeavour to follow up their domination in Russia with a long-awaited success in the European Championship. A surprise 2-0 defeat to Turkey and following 1-1 draw with the Crescent-Stars represented the only blips of their Euros qualification period, as France won their other eight games to seal top spot and a place at the Euros for the eighth time in a row, where they will be partaking in the infamous group of death. Indeed, one of France, Germany and reigning champions Portugal will miss out on a top-two spot in the group and hope to seal a path to the knockout stages via a strong third-placed ranking, but early favourites France are not expected to go down that route as they bid to avenge their defeat in the 2016 final. Deschamps's side welcome Bulgaria to their headquarters in their final warm-up match for the Euros after Wales pay a visit, and their exploits in 2020 were impressive, as Les Bleus sealed a spot in the Nations League finals before taking seven points from their first three games of World Cup qualification. France's most recent friendly encounter was one to forget as they let a rejuvenated Finland secure a 2-0 win at the Stade de France last November, but they put seven past Ukraine in an exhibition match one month before that and prepare to meet a Wales side bedevilled by issues off the field. As Wales manager Ryan Giggs prepares to stand trial following allegations of assault, the team led by Robert Page will somehow attempt to emulate the success of the 2016 luminaries, who steered the Dragons to the semi-finals of the Euros in their first-ever appearance in the tournament. Eventual winners Portugal were the ones to break Welsh hearts after Belgium had fallen victim to the Dragons' superiority, and with the likes of Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey still reliving their roles in that memorable summer five years ago, the stage is set for another display of Welsh wizardry.

Wales got off to a slow start in their Euros qualifying group - losing two of their opening three games - but they navigated their last five unbeaten to seal second spot in the group, and they have been rewarded with challenging fixtures against Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A. Like their midweek opponents France, the Dragons also enjoyed a stellar Nations League campaign as they secured promotion to League A, but they suffered mixed fortunes in their opening two games of World Cup qualification, losing 3-1 to Belgium before a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Wales's only victory in five meetings with France came in a friendly encounter all the way back in 1982, and the most recent battle saw Les Bleus run out 2-0 winners in 2017 thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann.

 

France possible starting lineup:
Maignan; Dubois, Kounde, Lenglet, Digne; Rabiot, Sissoko; Dembele, Griezmann, Lemar; Benzema

Wales possible starting lineup:
Ward; Rodon, Cabango, Mepham; Gunter, Smith, Morrell, Williams; Bale, Moore, James

 

Odds Analysis

France got 1 win, 0 draw and 0 loss in last 1 battle with Wales, including 1 win, 0 draw and 0 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.22-5.50-15.00, the 1x2 live odds are 1.25-5.25-13.00. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.91-1.08. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.

 

Goalooin Prediction:

France (74.95%)

Draw (17.84%)

Wales(7.21%)

 

Preview:International Friendly - France VS Wales

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