France journey to NSK Olimpiyskiy seeking to keep their unbeaten run in the 2022 Planet 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 Group D of the Environment Cup qualifiers with France winning two and drawing two to put them on major of the team with eight details while Ukraine’s 2-2 draw towards Kazakhstan noticed them report their fourth attract in the group placing them in the second situation with four points which is stressing for the Ukrainians as the pack behind them have performed fewer game titles than Ukraine have.
Hence, Oleksandr Petrakov’s facet need to have to turn their attracts to wins as they are expected to complete next powering France in the group. Oleksandr who took demand of Ukraine considering the fact that Andriy Shevxhenko’s departure following the Euro 2020 will need to have to function on his defense as they are normally not able to hold on to potential customers evidenced in their previous video game in opposition to Kazakhstan where Zbrina took the direct 2 times but ended up pegged again in both of those events.
The next-spot end would be sufficient to see Ukraine preserve their hopes of 2022 qualification alive as they seek out for a Entire world Cup visual appeal for the first time due to the fact they appeared in the quarter finals in 2006.
Meanwhile, France regardless of currently being full of abilities in all departments have failed to impress so significantly and could be in for a tough clash in opposition to a formidable Ukraine. The French also are coming off a draw, their next attract in the group, in which they were held to 1-1 draw by Bosnia & Herzegovina past Thursday.
The reigning environment champions feel to be nevertheless battling to get past the ghost of Euro 2020 overall performance the place inspite of staying among the the favorites France only managed to attain the Round of 16 with only 1 get in competitiveness and ended up knockout by Switzerland in a penalty shootout just after the tie finished 3-3 in usual and additional time.
Their 1-1 draw towards Bosnia marked their fourth match with no a acquire throughout all competitions in a row with a intention distinction of as they have scored 7 situations and conceded seven times. On the other hand, not considering that 2013 have the Les Bleus strung together a 5-match winless run exactly where they unsuccessful to score a solitary aim.
Ukraine vs France head to head
Equally sides have met in 11 encounters because 1999 with France professing 6 victories when Ukraine have only managed one particular get and there have been 4 attracts.
- 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 group news
Ukraine will overlook the services of Oleksandr Zinchenko because of to accumulation of bookings when goalkeepers Andriy Lunin, Heorhiy Bushchan and Anatoliy Trubin have all been pressured to pull out for different motives.
France staff news
France will be without the need of Jules Kounde who is suspended pursuing his purple card in the final match although Benjamin Pavard is nursing an harm.
Prediction and odds
- France acquire
- Ambitions beneath 2.5