France take on Sweden in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday. Sweden need a victory in an attempt to avoid relegation to League B in the competition, while France are assured of finishing top of Group 3.
France come into Tuesday night’s closing UEFA Nations League game with their place in the final four already confirmed.
Didier Deschamps’ team drew 0-0 with Portugal in the previous international break before a 2-1 win over Croatia in their next fixture. They then suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to Finland in a friendly last week.
France were able to put that behind them though by sealing their place in the next round of the UEFA Nations League as group winners. It came via a 1-0 win away to Portugal with an unlikely goalscorer winning the game in N’Golo Kante.
France Team News
With there being little riding on this game, France could make a number of changes on Tuesday. Monaco full-back Ruben Aguilar will be pushing for his second cap for his country.
Goalkeepers: Benoît Costil, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan, Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Kurt Zouma, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphaël Varane, Clément Lenglet, Ruben Aguilar, Lucas Digne, Léo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, Steven Nzonzi, Moussa Sissoko
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Anthony Martial, Kingsley Coman, Wissam Ben Yedder, Marcus Thuram, Kylian Mbappé
Sweden will be fighting to retain their status as a UEFA Nations League League A team when they head to Paris on Tuesday.
Sweden have lost three of their last four matches. Another defeat for them would confirm relegation to League B - unless Croatia lose by a bigger margin to Portugal.
The run started with a 2-1 defeat to Croatia before a 3-0 loss to Portugal. Sweden were then beaten 2-0 by Denmark in a friendly.
Last time out, they were able to get back to winning ways against Croatia. Goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Markus Danielsson sent them on their way to a 2-1 victory.
Sweden Team News
Sweden are expected to name an unchanged lineup from the win over Croatia, with goalscorers Dejan Kulusevski and Markus Danielsson keeping their place in the team.
Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt
Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Marcus Danielson, Pierre Bengtsson, Martin Olsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Mattias Johansson, Sebastian Holmén, Carl Starfelt
Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Dejan Kulusevski, Viktor Claesson, Jens Cajuste, Mattias Svanberg, Kristoffer Olsson, Ken Sema
Forwards: Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak, Robin Quaison, Jordan Larsson
France vs Sweden Head to Head
France have 11 victories over Sweden in their history compared to their opponents’ six. There have also been 5 draws between the nations.
The most recent meeting in September ended in a 1-0 France win.
France vs Sweden Odds
France are favourites to win here at 1.65 with bet365
. Sweden are available at 6.50 for an unlikely away win, while the draw is priced at 3.90.
France vs Sweden Match Up
France clearly have the stronger squad of the two countries and are deserved favourites coming into this clash.
France vs Sweden Stats
- France have won 6 of their last 7 competitive matches (all competitions).
- France have won 3 of their last 4 home matches (UEFA Nations League).
- France haven’t lost a competitive home match since 2013 (all competitions).
- Sweden have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
- Sweden have lost their last 3 away matches (all competitions).
- Sweden have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 4 away matches (all competitions).