France vs Ukraine – (24/03/2021)
France opens their campaign to the World Cup on Wednesday at Stade de France. They host Ukraine in their first fixture of the FIFA World Cup Qualification rounds.
These two sides last met in an International friendly match at this venue back in November 2020. The French national team stormed past Ukraine with a 7:1 win in that match. The victory has made France gone 5 games unbeaten at home over Ukraine. In these 5 home matches, France has kept 4 clean sheets.
Looking at their H2H in the last 8 meetings, France has won 6 matches, Ukraine won 1 game, and they have shared 1 draw between them.
France has been on a scoring spree over their meetings against France. They look upright and very confident defensively. In 4 of their last 8 matches, both teams have played Over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored past each other in 3 of those games.
France won their most recent game at home in the UEFA Nations League over Sweden by 4:2. They grabbed a 1:0 win in their previous game on the road against the UEFA Nations League’s reigning champion, Portugal.
France has remained consistent on the scoresheets in their European appearances. They have remained unbeaten in any competitive matches in almost 2 years. France has won 6 of their last 8 games, lost 1, and drawn 1. In 4 of these 8 matches, they have played out Over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in 4 of these games.
France’s defensive weakness came into play in their home games. They fell short of confidence that has cost them a few upset recently. France has won 4 of their last 7 games, lost 1, and drawn 2. Both teams to score played out in 5 of their last 7 games. They also play out Over 2.5 goals in 4 matches. France has only managed to keep 1 clean sheet in their previous 7 games.
Ukraine was hammered 3:0 on the road in their most recent game in Switzerland’s UEFA Nations League. They were defeated away from home in their previous match by Germany in a 3:1 loss. Ukraine has scored only 1 goal in their last 3 games.
Ukraine could not change the narrative of their embarrassing performances after several attempts. They have conceded a colossal amount of goals. They have won 1 of their last 7 games and lost 6. In 5 of their previous 7 matches, they played out Over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in 2 of those games.
The Ukrainian national team has wholly fizzled out in their away matches. They have consistently been unresponsive to challenge in recent appearances. Ukraine has lost all their last 5 consecutive matches. In 4 of their last 5 games, they played out Over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score were played in 2 games.
Tip: 5 Most Important Facts About the Match
1. Ukraine has conceded 19 goals in their last 5 away games.
2. France has scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 10 home matches.
3. France has lost 1 of their last 10 games.
4. Ukraine has lost 4 of their last 5 games.
5. France has won all their previous 4 home matches against Ukraine.
Conclusion Tip: France vs Ukraine
France’s goal-scoring form could be an advantage in this fixture. Ukraine away results look worrisome. You can pick France to win with Over 2.5 goals in this match. ACCA of France to win and Over 2.5 goals should be easily achievable in this encounter.
Results of Previous Clashes
1st – France vs Ukraine 7:1
2nd – France vs Ukraine 3:0
3rd – France vs Ukraine 0:2
4th – France vs Ukraine 2:0
5th – France vs Ukraine 4:1