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France vs Wales betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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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 betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MARSEILLE, FRANCE – JUNE 15: The French flag is on show in the crowed during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between France and Albania at Stade Velodrome on June 15, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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

France vs Wales betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Wales’ Tom Lawrence and USA’s Sergino Dest (left) during the international friendly at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

Betting prediction: France 3 – 0 Wales

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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 betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

CESENA, ITALY – JUNE 18: Jeff Reine-Adelaide of France controls the ball during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Championship Group C match between England and France at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Cesena, Italy. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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 Wales form
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France vs Finland - 2:0
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Ukraine vs France - 1:1
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France vs Bosnia & Herzegovina - 1:1
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France vs Switzerland - 3:3
d
Portugal vs France - 2:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Wales vs Estonia - 0:0
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Belarus vs Wales - 2:3
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Finland vs Wales - 0:0
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Wales vs Denmark - 0:4
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Italy vs Wales - 1:0
Last 5 games for France
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
Last 5 games for Wales
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
France vs Wales Int. Friendly Games 2021 form
France Wales
2 Matches played 4
2 Matches won 1
42 Goal attempts 31
18 Shots on goal 10
15 Shots off goal 14
20 Corner kicks 12
59% Average ball possession 44%
9 Shots blocked 7
1 Cards given 5
14 Free kicks 63
1 Offsides 9
6 Goals by foot 1
6 Goals scored 1
0 Goals conceded 3
France vs Wales statistics for most recent head to head matches
France Wales
2 Matches 2
2 Home Matches 0
0 Away Matches 2
5 Total Goals 0
2.5 Average Goals Scored 0
2 Wins 0
0 Losses 2
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between France and Wales
June 2, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 France 3 - 0 Wales
November 10, 2017 Int. Friendly Games 2017 France 2 - 0 Wales

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 16: Harry Wilson of Wales celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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.


PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 7: Houssem Aouar of France reacts during the international friendly match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France on October 7, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 7: Houssem Aouar of France reacts during the international friendly match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France on October 7, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

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)

Chris Mepham

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 06: Wales player Chris Mepham in action during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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

France's predicted XI to face Wales.

France’s predicted XI to face Wales.

Predicted Wales line-up vs France

Wales's predicted XI to face France.

Wales’s predicted XI to face France.

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What time is kick off between France vs Wales?
8:05 pm on Wednesday Jun 2, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the France vs Wales betting odds?
France 1/4, Draw 17/4, Wales 12/1
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101 Great Goals predicts: France 3 - 0 Wales