Ukraine will host France in Group D of the World Cup European Qualifiers.
Ukraine’s four group matches in this year’s World Cup European Qualifiers have all ended in draws, both against last year’s World Cup champions France and against underdogs Kazakhstan.
Although the team has Yarmolenko, Zinchenko, Yalemchuk, Malinovsky and other players playing in the top five European leagues, their results so far have not been ideal.
Four points have put the team in 2nd place in the group, but the gap between the teams behind them is very small and they could fall behind at any time.
Ukraine’s last match against a weak Kazakhstan side saw the team dominate the field. With 59% possession and 9 shots on target out of 20, the team had more than twice as many shots on goal as their opponents.
Although Yanidzok scored just two minutes into the game to help his team take the lead, they were equalised in the second half. The game went into extra time and ended in a 2-2 draw with the visitors.
France are the winners of the last World Cup and are currently ranked 3rd in the world. The team’s performance this year has been mediocre.During the Euros, although they advanced from the group stage, but only reached the last 16 before being eliminated by Switzerland on penalty kicks.
After four matches in the European qualifiers for the World Cup, France are unbeaten with two wins and two draws, topping their group with eight points. It is currently four points ahead of the second place team, which is still a clear advantage.
France have a strong squad, with Benzema, Griezmann, Mbappe, Martial and Ben Yedder on the front line, Pogba and Kante in midfield, and Digne, Varane and Kim Pembe at the back.
The 3 lines are full of stars and the strength of the team is impeccable. However, with such a lineup, the results achieved were not satisfactory, requiring manager Deschamps to adopt a more flexible tactic.
The team only got a 1-1 result against Bosnia and Herzegovina in their last match. Defender Conde is out for the match as he received a red card.
In their previous meetings, Ukraine have won one, drawn two and lost six of their nine matches against France, a clear underdog.
In terms of recent form, Ukraine were held to a draw in their last match by an underdog, making them the “king of draws” in this year’s European qualifiers. France, despite their strength, have not performed well this year, but have a clear advantage in the European qualifiers.
The current data from 1XBET shows that France is the favorite, after all, the French team is superior to the Ukrainian team in terms of strength.
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