France – Wales : Preview & Prediction
Qualified for the World Cup, the Blues will continue the friendly matches until June. They will be very expensive for many players still in shuffle in the head of Didier Deschamps. We think especially of Fékir, exceptional with the Olympique Lyonnais, but also with Nzonzi, Tolisso, Lacazette, Martial, Thauvin or other Coman. It is the whole group France who will have to be in tune this Saturday against Wales, three days before going to challenge the Mannschaft. A Welsh side disqualified Ireland from the World Cup playoffs (0-1 defeat) on the final day of group D. Absent from the field for more than a month, Gareth Bale watched helplessly as his countrymen were eliminated . Present in the list to face the team of France, the Madrilenian, still in phase of recovery, is not guaranteed to appear in the starting lineup. Rough but technically limited, can Chris Coleman’s men really compete with the offensive armada of the Blues?
If he is present in the list, Gareth Bale, still in recovery phase, should not be aligned at the Stade de France. Good news for the Blues.
The Welsh were unable to surprise the Irish defense without Bale (0-1 defeat) during the playoffs, although they played a place of barrage.
The Blues have won 8 of their last 10 friendlies played in front of their public.
The Welsh have scored just five goals in their last six games.
The French team has made the net shake 14 times in its last five outings on its land …
France Wales – Our prediction
Didier Deschamps relied on men in form and we expect nothing more than a show of force this Saturday at the Stade de France, facing a very limited Welsh formation. No doubt deprived of Basel, still in phase of recovery, the Dragons will not support the comparison. Logical victory of the Blues.
France – Wales : Betting Tips
France – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70