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France vs Poland Predictions & Tips - France to win a tight Round of 16 World Cup clash

03 Dec 2022
Conrad Castleton 03 Dec 2022
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France vs Poland Predictions


France suffered a surprise defeat against Tunisia after resting a number of stars. Les Blues will be back to full strength and I'm expecting a reaction.
  • France vs Poland Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • France Form
  • France Squad & Team News
  • Poland Form
  • Poland Squad & Team News
  • France vs Poland Live Stream FAQ

Poland have failed to score in their last three matches against France and also failed to find the back of the net in two of their three group games. I'm backing a win to nil for France. Kylian Mbappe can score.

  • France have won 6 of their last 7 matches (World Cup).
  • France’s Kylian Mbappé has scored 10 goals in his last 9 matches for club and country.
  • France have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Poland.
  • France have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Poland.
  • Poland have failed to score in their last 3 matches against France.
  • Poland have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Poland have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 7 matches.

Head to Head


France hold a 4-1 head to head record with three draws. The last meeting was a 1-0 France win in a friendly in 2011.

France Form


France went undefeated in the World Cup qualifiers, registering five wins and three draws to comfortably top Group D.

Didier Deschamps’ side won one of their six matches in the Nations League where they narrowly avoided relegation.

Les Bleus started their World Cup campaign with a 4-1 win against Australia after being 1-0 down in the 9th minute, Adrien Rabiot, Olivier Giroud (2) and Kylian Mbappé scoring to overturn the deficit.

France made it back to back wins with a 2-1 victory against Denmark, having 7-2 shots on target with Mbappé scoring both goals including the winner in the 86th minute.

Having made a number of change, France suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Tunisia in the last game but still topped the group.

France Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Hugo Lloris 26 December 1986 (age 35) 141 0 Tottenham Hotspur
GK Steve Mandanda 28 March 1985 (age 37) 35 0 Rennes
GK Alphonse Areola 27 February 1993 (age 29) 5 0 West Ham United
DF Benjamin Pavard 28 March 1996 (age 26) 47 2 Bayern Munich
DF Axel Disasi 11 March 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Monaco
DF Raphaël Varane 25 April 1993 (age 29) 89 5 Manchester United
DF Jules Koundé 12 November 1998 (age 24) 14 0 Barcelona
DF William Saliba 24 March 2001 (age 21) 8 0 Arsenal
DF Dayot Upamecano 27 October 1998 (age 24) 9 1 Bayern Munich
DF Lucas Hernandez 14 February 1996 (age 26) 33 0 Bayern Munich
DF Theo Hernandez 6 October 1997 (age 25) 9 1 Milan
DF Ibrahima Konaté 25 May 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Liverpool
MF Matteo Guendouzi 14 April 1999 (age 23) 7 1 Marseille
MF Aurélien Tchouaméni 27 January 2000 (age 22) 17 1 Real Madrid
MF Youssouf Fofana 10 January 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Monaco
MF Adrien Rabiot 3 April 1995 (age 27) 32 3 Juventus
MF Jordan Veretout 1 March 1993 (age 29) 6 0 Marseille
MF Eduardo Camavinga 10 November 2002 (age 20) 5 1 Real Madrid
FW Antoine Griezmann 21 March 1991 (age 31) 113 42 Atlético Madrid
FW Olivier Giroud 30 September 1986 (age 36) 116 51 Milan
FW Kylian Mbappé 20 December 1998 (age 23) 62 31 Paris Saint-Germain
FW Ousmane Dembélé 15 May 1997 (age 25) 31 4 Barcelona
FW Randal Kolo Muani 5 December 1998 (age 23) 3 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
FW Kingsley Coman 13 June 1996 (age 26) 43 5 Bayern Munich
FW Marcus Thuram 6 August 1997 (age 25) 6 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Midfielders N'Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba missed out on the squad.

Centre back Presnel Kimpembe and attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku picked up injuries after being named, Axel Disasi and Randal Kolo Muani taking their places.

Striker Karim Benzema was also ruled out after an injury suffered in training.

Left back Lucas Hernandez was injured against Australia and was replaced by his brother Theo Hernandez.

France made sweeping changes for the last game against Tunisia, but expect Les Blues to be back to full strength.

Poland Form


Poland reached Qatar through the World Cup play-offs, beating Sweden 2-0 with Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski on target.

Czeslaw Michniewicz’s finished third in League A/4 of the Nations League. They failed to win in four games before ending the campaign with a 1-0 win in Wales.

Poland played one friendly in November a 1-0 win against Chile with Krzysztof Piatek scoring the winner.

The Eagles started their World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw against Mexico, Robert Lewandowski seeing his penalty saved in the second half. 

They bounced back with a 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia with Zielinski and Lewandowski on target, but lost 2-0 to Argentina and had to settle for the runners-up spot in the group.

Poland Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GKWojciech Szczęsny18 April 1990 (age 32)690Juventus
GKŁukasz Skorupski5 May 1991 (age 31)80Bologna
GKKamil Grabara8 January 1999 (age 23)10Copenhagen
DFMatty Cash7 August 1997 (age 25)101Aston Villa
DFArtur Jędrzejczyk4 November 1987 (age 35)413Legia Warsaw
DFMateusz Wieteska11 February 1997 (age 25)20Clermont
DFJan Bednarek12 April 1996 (age 26)451Aston Villa
DFJakub Kiwior15 February 2000 (age 22)80Spezia
DFKamil Glik (vice-captain)3 February 1988 (age 34)1026Benevento
DFBartosz Bereszyński12 July 1992 (age 30)490Sampdoria
DFNicola Zalewski23 January 2002 (age 20)80Roma
DFRobert Gumny4 June 1998 (age 24)50FC Augsburg
MFKrystian Bielik4 January 1998 (age 24)80Birmingham City
MFDamian Szymański16 June 1995 (age 27)101AEK Athens
MFGrzegorz Krychowiak29 January 1990 (age 32)975Al-Shabab
MFKamil Grosicki8 June 1988 (age 34)8717Pogoń Szczecin
MFJakub Kamiński5 June 2002 (age 20)71VfL Wolfsburg
MFSzymon Żurkowski25 September 1997 (age 25)70Fiorentina
MFSebastian Szymański10 May 1999 (age 23)191Feyenoord
MFPiotr Zieliński20 May 1994 (age 28)7710Napoli
MFPrzemysław Frankowski12 April 1995 (age 27)291Lens
MFMichał Skóraś15 February 2000 (age 22)20Lech Poznań
FWArkadiusz Milik28 February 1994 (age 28)6616Juventus
FWRobert Lewandowski (captain)21 August 1988 (age 34)13777Barcelona
FWKarol Świderski23 January 1997 (age 25)198Charlotte FC
FWKrzysztof Piątek1 July 1995 (age 27)2711Salernitana

Defender Tomasz Kędziora wasn’t called up alongside midfielders Karol Linetty and Mateusz Klich. Striker Adam Buksa missed out through injury.

Czeslaw Michniewicz has a full strength squad in Qatar.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 77 goals in 137 internationals.

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Verdict

Poland have failed to score in their last three matches against France and also failed to find the back  of the net in two of their three group games. I'm backing a win to nil for France with Kylian Mbappe to score.

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