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France vs Wales betting tips
This article covers France vs Wales betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – France 1/4
o – Draw 17/4
o – Wales 12/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
France vs Wales: Match details
Match: France vs Wales
Competition: International Friendly
Date: June 2, 2021
Kick-off time: 8:05 pm, June 2, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Allianz Riviera in Nice, France
Betting prediction: France 3 – 0 Wales
Les Bleus welcome Wales to the Allianz Riviera in Nice, France on Wednesday for this International Friendly match.
This is only the 5th time these nations have met each other in men’s football. The previous 5 matches also being international friendlies.
It is also only the 2nd time they have met since the early 1980s. The only previous match in the last 39 years is a 2-0 win for France in 2017.
France vs Wales: Recommended bets
France’s last encounter with Wales ended in a 2-0 home victory back in 2017. A repeat of this score on Wednesday is available at odds of 9/2.
Wales’ only win in this head-to-head was a 0-1 win in a 1982 World Cup warm-up match at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. You can back them at 20/1 for the same scoreline here on Wednesday.
The more recent France vs Wales matches have been low scoring games with both matches since the 1950s ending with under 2.5 goals. You can back another low scoring game here on Wednesday with odds of evens for under 2.5 goals.
This season Kylian Mbappé (below) became the first player since Jean-Pierre Papin’s 5 consecutive wins in the late 1980s and early ‘90s to win the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award for 3 consecutive seasons. His 27 goals in just 31 games put him 7 ahead of his near challengers, Memphis and Ben Yedder.
However, Mbappé’s league form hasn’t followed him into international football this year, with all 3 games for Les Bleus ending in him drawing a blank.
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 21: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
France vs Wales: What are the betting odds?
The French have won 3 of the last 4 matches in this head-to-head. They start the match as the odds-on favourite at 1/4 to beat Wales in Nice.
Wales are in good form having won 4 of their last 5 international matches. Despite this, they start the match as huge underdogs at 12/1.
Les Bleus last international match in France ended in a 1-1 draw with Ukraine back in March. Odds of 17/4 are available if you see the French being held to a draw by Wales on Wednesday.
France vs Wales – recent form and head to head statistics
France vs Finland - 2:0
Ukraine vs France - 1:1
France vs Bosnia & Herzegovina - 1:1
France vs Switzerland - 3:3
Portugal vs France - 2:2
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Wales vs Estonia - 0:0
Belarus vs Wales - 2:3
Finland vs Wales - 0:0
Wales vs Denmark - 0:4
Italy vs Wales - 1:0
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||France||2 - 0||Finland|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Ukraine||1 - 1||France|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||France||1 - 1||Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|June 28, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||France||3 - 3||Switzerland|
|June 23, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Portugal||2 - 2||France|
|September 8, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Wales||0 - 0||Estonia|
|September 5, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Belarus||2 - 3||Wales|
|September 1, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Finland||0 - 0||Wales|
|June 26, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Wales||0 - 4||Denmark|
|June 20, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Italy||1 - 0||Wales|
|18||Shots on goal||10|
|15||Shots off goal||14|
|59%||Average ball possession||44%|
|6||Goals by foot||1|
|2.5||Average Goals Scored||0|
|June 2, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||France||3 - 0||Wales|
|November 10, 2017||Int. Friendly Games 2017||France||2 - 0||Wales|
France vs Wales: Match preview
In 2000, France followed up their first-ever World Cup victory by becoming European Champions for only the 2nd time in their history. Since then, after a 21-year wait to become European Champions again, they will be hoping history repeats itself by following up their 2018 World Cup win with only their 3rd title in Portugal this summer.
To do so, they will need to escape from a group of death that includes both reigning Champions Portugal and the competitions joint-most successful side, Germany.
This makes these warm-up matches crucial to the French as there likely won’t be any room to recover from an early setback in this group. All of which makes their recent home form concerning.
France have won just 1 of their last 4 home matches, against Sweden, while drawing against Portugal and Ukraine and suffering defeat against Finland. Despite this, they will start the competition as the 9/2 favourites to lift the trophy once again.
Wales are one of the competition’s outsiders at 200/1. The situation surrounding Head Coach Ryan Giggs will certainly contribute to that.
Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour by the Crown Prosecution Service. As a result, the Welsh FA made a statement confirming Mr Giggs would be replaced by Robert Page for this tournament.
“The FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru Men’s National Team manager for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.”
While it would be understandable for this situation to affect the result on the pitch, Page and the players have actually responded positively with decent results in his 6 games in charge thus far.
Defeat in Belgium to the World’s #1 ranked side is the only blemish in their last 5 games. Wins against the Republic of Ireland, Finland, Mexico and the Czech Republic will give them a lot of belief they can escape from a group that includes Switzerland, Turkey and Italy.
France team news vs Wales
Houssem Aouar (above) and Nabil Fekir are the two established French internationals who miss out on the Euros due to injury.
Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konaté, Eduardo Camavinga, and Boubakary Soumaré were among the youngsters hoping to be involved in the Euros this summer. Instead, they are all involved for France in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Hungary and Slovenia.
After disappointing campaigns in the Premier League, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Tanguy Ndombele of Spurs have been cut from France’s squad having previously been involved in their World Cup Qualifiers back in March.
Thomas Lemar has earned a call-up following his performances in Atlético Madrid’s La Liga winning campaign. However, he is likely to sit out this match due to a slight muscle injury.
We expect to see some experimentation from Didier Deschamps in these warm-up matches against Wales and Bulgaria. Therefore, expect some of the big names to be on the bench here. N’Golo Kanté in particular is likely to be rested following his stunning man of the match performance in the Champions League final just a few days ago.
French Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Milan)
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Clément Lenglet (Barcelona), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea), Lucas Digne (Everton), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Jules Koundé (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Thomas Lemar (Atlético Madrid), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Wales team news vs France
Hal Robson-Kanu famously scored the goal to help Wales beat Belgium and reach the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championships. However, his international career now appears over having been left out by Robert Page of the 26-man Wales squad for this summer.
Tom Lawrence, James Lawrence, Will Vaulks, Rabbi Matondo and Ben Woodburn are among the other big names who also miss out on a call-up.
Rubin Colwill is the surprise name in the squad. The uncapped 19-year-old Cardiff midfielder is likely to make his Wales debut here from the bench as Page gives some of this squad players a chance to impress before the tournament kicks off.
Joe Allen and Ben Davies are both included in the squad despite carrying injuries. Allen’s hamstring and Davies shinbone will likely see the pair miss out for both warm-up matches against France and Albania.
Welsh Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)
Defenders: Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Tom Lockyer (Luton Town), Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Ben Cabango (Swansea City)
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Jonny Williams (Cardiff City), Harry Wilson (Liverpool), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Daniel James (Manchester United), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City)
Forwards: Gareth Bale © (Real Madrid), Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United)
Predicted France line-up vs Wales
Predicted Wales line-up vs France
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.