Bulgaria – France: Preview & Prediction
Penultimate hurdle between France and the 2018 World Cup in Russia! This Saturday, Didier Deschamps’s men will be in Bulgaria to get the 3 points, and nothing else. Under the threat of Sweden, which follows our national team just 1 point, the Blues can not afford anything but a success and will have to succeed where everyone has failed so far: win in Bulgaria . In case of a draw or defeat, the Swedes, who receive the Luxembourg, could climb on the first step at the dawn of the last day and France would no longer have its destiny between his feet!
Attention to the Bulgarians, who are still in the race. In the event of success against the Blues, Bulgaria will even be in a good ballotage to hang the Dams, with a trip to Luxembourg while the Netherlands and Sweden will meet on the last day!
At home, Bulgaria have made the full card so far: 4 games, 4 wins, 10 goals scored, 5 conceded! Netherlands (0-2) and Sweden (2-3) all fell in Sofia.
For the French team, the goal will be to take the 3 points in Bulgaria, regardless of the score and in any way. Even a success per 1 goal difference will do the trick!
It is necessary to go back in May 2012 to find a Bulgarian defeat at home by more than 1 goal difference (0-2 against Turkey). Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, Norway, Czech Republic (among others), all were hung, beaten or failed to win by at least 2 goals!
The Blues won 1-0 in the Netherlands, defeated Belarus (0-0), beaten Sweden (1-2) and had to wait for the 77th minute to score the 3-1 goal in Luxembourg. Nothing indicates that France comes to Bulgaria with the ambition of sticking a suitcase to her opponent!
France is obviously favorite of this meeting and anything else that a victory would be a huge underperformance in the perspective of qualification. But the odds are far too favorable for the Blues and the bettors will be able to take advantage of the solidity of Bulgaria at home to consider a surprise or a short French victory. “France is worth 1” is besides quoted at 3.55 at Unibet!
Bulgaria – France: Betting Tips
France win – Odds: 1.40
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.55