France travel to NSK Olimpiyskiy trying to find to preserve their unbeaten operate in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers when the lock horns with Ukraine in a tough matchday 5 this Saturday with kickoff at 21:45.
Both of those Ukraine France are unbeaten in Team D of the Environment Cup qualifiers with France winning two and drawing two to put them on leading of the team with eight details while Ukraine’s 2-2 attract against Kazakhstan noticed them document their fourth attract in the team placing them in the next position with 4 details which is worrying for the Ukrainians as the pack driving them have performed much less game titles than Ukraine have.
Hence, Oleksandr Petrakov’s side require to convert their attracts to wins as they are anticipated to complete second powering France in the group. Oleksandr who took cost of Ukraine because Andriy Shevxhenko’s departure right after the Euro 2020 will want to do the job on his defense as they are frequently unable to maintain on to potential customers evidenced in their last recreation towards Kazakhstan wherever Zbrina took the guide 2 times but ended up pegged back in both equally events.
The 2nd-position end would be enough to see Ukraine continue to keep their hopes of 2022 qualification alive as they seek for a Planet Cup appearance for the very first time due to the fact they appeared in the quarter finals in 2006.
In the meantime, France even with getting entire of skills in all departments have unsuccessful to impress so far and could be in for a tough clash versus a formidable Ukraine. The French also are coming off a attract, their second attract in the group, where by they had been held to 1-1 attract by Bosnia & Herzegovina very last Thursday.
The reigning environment champions seem to be to be still having difficulties to get earlier the ghost of Euro 2020 overall performance the place irrespective of currently being amid the favorites France only managed to access the Spherical of 16 with only a person get in opposition and ended up knockout by Switzerland in a penalty shootout immediately after the tie ended 3-3 in normal and further time.
Their 1-1 draw from Bosnia marked their fourth recreation without the need of a acquire throughout all competitions in a row with a intention difference of as they have scored 7 occasions and conceded seven periods. Nonetheless, not because 2013 have the Les Bleus strung jointly a 5-match winless run in which they unsuccessful to score a single goal.
Ukraine vs France head to head
Equally sides have satisfied in 11 encounters considering the fact that 1999 with France professing 6 victories even though Ukraine have only managed a person gain and there have been 4 draws.
- France 1-1 Ukraine 24/03/21
- France 7-1 Ukraine 07/10/20
- France 3- Ukraine 19/11/13
- Ukraine 2- France 15/11/13
- Ukraine -2 France 15/06/12
- Kazakhstan 2-2 Ukraine
- Ukraine -4 England
- Sweden 1-2 Ukraine
- Ukraine -1 Austria
- Ukraine 2-1 North Macedonia
- France 1-1 Bosnia &Herzegovina
- France 4-5 Switzerland (AP)
- Portugal 2-2 France
- Hungary 1-1 France
- France 1- Germany
Ukraine team news
Ukraine will pass up the expert services of Oleksandr Zinchenko thanks to accumulation of bookings when goalkeepers Andriy Lunin, Heorhiy Bushchan and Anatoliy Trubin have all been forced to pull out for a variety of factors.
France workforce news
France will be with no Jules Kounde who is suspended subsequent his red card in the final sport when Benjamin Pavard is nursing an harm.
Prediction and odds
- France gain
- Aims less than 2.5