Preview:International Friendly - France VS Bulgaria

International FriendlyFrance VS Bulgaria

Match Time: 09-06-2021 00:40 Wednesday

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Match preview

International Friendly, France will play against with Bulgaria at home. Despite Daniel James's admission that France urged referee Luis Godinho not to send Neco Williams off for a deliberate handball in the area, Wales were ultimately a man down after 26 minutes against the world champions, although Danny Ward produced a fine save to keep out Karim Benzema's spot kick. However, Didier Deschamps's side did go a goal to the good before half time as Kylian Mbappe was on hand to tap home from Adrien Rabiot's parried effort, and further strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in the second period ultimately saw France to a routine victory. Wales did have their moments, though - even after Williams's controversial red card and subsequent fallout after the game - but Deschamps has now overseen three consecutive victories and clean sheets with the world champions ahead of Euro 2020. Furthermore, Les Bleus' ranks have been bolstered by the returns of Kurt Zouma, Olivier Giroud and N'Golo Kante following their triumphant exploits in the Champions League - with each member of the trio receiving a warm welcome upon arrival into camp - and a six-day break in between matches is just what the doctor ordered for France. France's home record is far from perfect - with two wins from their last five on familiar territory - but looking ahead to the Euros group of death with Germany, Portugal and Hungary means that Deschamps's side have all the motivation they need to sweep aside a dispirited Bulgaria.

It has been over two-and-a-half years since Bulgaria last managed to win away from home, and while the absence of full stadiums and raucous crowds has seemingly wiped out the home advantage phenomenon, Yasen Petrov's side could not break that duck against Russia. Bulgaria held their own for 84 minutes on Saturday evening, but substitute Aleksandr Sobolev won the game from the spot in the 84th minute to undo all of the Lions' hard work and extend their winless run across all competitions to seven matches. After their Euro 2020 qualification period ended in abject failure, Bulgaria have hardly started their bid to make the 2022 World Cup finals in better fashion, taking one point from their opening three games as they somehow attempt to build momentum before September's return to international action. However, the Lions have only managed to claim one win from their 14 matches in all competitions since the start of 2020 - a 3-0 success over Gibraltar in a friendly - and Petrov's crop must produce the performances of their lives if they are to claim the shock win of all shock wins against the world champions. Bulgaria managed to beat France three times on the bounce between 1985 and 1993, but Les Bleus have since claimed three successive wins of their own in this fixture, most recently prevailing 1-0 during qualification for the 2018 World Cup thanks to a third-minute strike from the forgotten man Blaise Matuidi.

 

France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Rabiot; Griezmann; Mbappe, Giroud

Bulgaria possible starting lineup:
Mihaylov; A. Hristov, Bozhikov, Antov; Turitsov, Chochev, Vitanov, Tsvetanov; Despodov, Kraev; Iliev

 

Odds Analysis

France got 2 wins, 0 draw and 0 loss in last 2 battles with Bulgaria, including 1 win, 0 draw and 0 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.10-9.00-21.00, the 1x2 live odds are 1.10-9.00-21.00. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.99-0.92. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.

 

Goalooin Prediction:

France (85.14%)

Draw (10.41%)

Bulgaria (4.46%)

 

Preview:International Friendly - France VS Bulgaria

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