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France vs Ukraine Predictions & Tips - France Far Too Strong in Paris

  • France vs Ukraine predictions for Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The Group D clash is being played at 7.45pm GMT at Stade de France
  • France have won by 3+ goals in their last 2 matches against Ukraine
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France beat Ukraine 7-1 in October (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 23 Mar 2021
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France vs Ukraine Predictions


France beat Ukraine 7-1 in October with another big win predicted in Paris.

  • France have won by 3+ goals in 4 of their last 7 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • France have won by 2+ goals in 6 of their last 10 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • France have won by 3+ goals in their last 2 matches against Ukraine (all competitions).
  • France have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Ukraine (all competitions).
  • Ukraine have lost to nil in 3 of their last 6 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Ukraine have lost by 2+ goals in their last 3 away matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Ukraine have conceded 3+ goals in their last 3 away matches (UEFA Nations League).

Head to Head


France have a 6-1 advantage against Ukraine with one draw in 10 matches.

They last met in a friendly in October, France winning 7-1 at Stade de France.

France Form


France finished top of Group 3, League A in the UEFA Nations League. They won five of their six matches with one draw coming against Portugal in Paris.

Didier Deschamps’ side beat Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon with N'Golo Kanté scoring the winner.

France’s last match was a 4-2 win against Sweden at Stade de France. It was a comfortable win after having 8-2 shots on target.

France Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Captain), Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola, Mike Maignan
Defenders: Raphaël Varane, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Clément Lenglet, Kurt Zouma, Ferland Mendy, Léo Dubois
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko, N'Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, Tanguy Ndombélé
Forwards: Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Kingsley Coman, Anthony Martial, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembélé, Wissam Ben Yedder

Paul Pogba is lacking match fitness after returning from injury and could start on the bench. Tanguy Ndombele and Adrien Rabiot are alternatives.

There is plenty of experience in the squad with Hugo Lloris (102 caps), Raphaël Varane (71 caps), Paul Pogba (75 caps), Antoine Griezmann (86 caps) and Olivier Giroud (105 caps) leading the way.

Ukraine Form


Ukraine had a horrible UEFA Nations League campaign, finishing bottom of Group 4 in League A. They beat Spain and Switzerland at home but lost the other three matches with one forfeited.

Andriy Shevchenko’ side had problems with positive COVID-19 tests that hurt their chances.

Ukraine lost 3-1 in Germany after creating one shot on target. They were awarded a 3-0 defeat against Switzerland after failing to have enough eligible players to play the match.

Ukraine Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (Captain), Andriy Lunin, Heorhiy Bushchan
Defenders: Mykola Matviyenko, Oleksandr Karavayev, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Eduard Sobol, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Bohdan Mykhaylichenko, Illya Zabarnyi, Yukhym Konoplya, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Oleksandr Syrota
Midfielders: Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Viktor Kovalenko, Marlos, Yevhen Makarenko, Mykola Shaparenko, Volodymyr Shepelyev, Oleksandr Zubkov
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk, Júnior Moraes, Artem Dovbyk

Goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskyi has retired with Andriy Pyatov ahead of Andriy Lunin in the pecking order.

Midfielders Taras Stepanenko and Viktor Tsyhankov are injured.

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Verdict

Ukraine had massive problems in the UEFA Nations League and remain poor on the road. France should be too good in Paris with their individual quality shining through.

Best Bet: France -1 Handicap @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: France -2 Handicap @205.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: France Win 3-0 Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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