France is an absolute favorite!
Undoubtedly, the current world champion France is linked as the main contender for the European title this summer.
He is also a favorite to defend the World Cup next winter in Qatar.
Before that, however, all they have to do is secure a ticket to the World Cup.
Few doubt that this will not only happen. But it will also be done in the most convincing way possible.
For information only, we can cite some facts.
For example, that France won first place in the League of Nations with 16 of 18 possible points from 6 games played.
Or that they have not lost at home in an official match for almost 7 years. As the draws are only 3.
France is clearly aiming to start the qualifying campaign with a flying start.
This is confirmed by the fact that Didier Deschamps has convened only experienced and experienced players, without a single debutant.
Ukraine is not at the level of the big ones!
Ukraine did not make good games in the Nations tournament, losing 6 of 8 matches played.
But they were also in the elite group of the tournament for the first time. That is, they met only strong teams.
Of course, today's rival is in this category.
And we can draw a good conclusion about how Ukraine is expected to perform.
However, the Ukrainians won a ticket to the Euro Championship . Even ahead of Portugal in their group.
Forecast for France - Ukraine
In total, in the last 10 direct meetings between the two teams, France has 6 victories, compared to only 1 for Ukraine.
The latter was a 7-1 success for France last year, but friendly. Like Ukraine, it had almost a reserve force.
Although a big outsider, the Ukrainian team has gained enough international experience against strong rivals.
There are also many experienced players. Who play in strong European championships.
I assume that Ukraine can score a goal in this match.
For this reason, I will bet that France will have to score at least twice. Why not happen at half time?
Instead of Goal / Goal, I choose a prediction that is a little easier to implement.
Like France, it can be performed even without coercion from guests.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- France have won 12 of their last 15 games: 12-2-1.
- As a host, France has not lost to Ukraine in 5 games: 4-1-0.
- Ukraine has lost 6 of its last 7 matches.
- Ukraine is in a series of 6 consecutive losses as a guest.
- Ukraine has conceded 2+ goals in each of its last 6 visits.
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