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France vs. Moldova Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
14 November 2019
Thursday November 14
Stade de France – Euro 2020 Qualification
France host Group H whipping boys Moldova, as Didier Deschamps’ side look to confirm their Euro 2020 qualification. Les Bleus need only a point to guarantee progression.
France won 4-1 away in Moldova in the reverse of this fixture back in March, in their only ever meeting, with Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud on target for the French.
Deschamps is without Hugo Lloris and Paul Pogba through injury, and he is likely to bring Alphonse Areola and Tanguy Ndombele as replacements, alongside Griezmann, Mbappe and N’Golo Kante.
Moldova’s squad is based primarily on domestic based players, with just eight players from non-Moldovan named in Engin Firat’s squad.
France vs. Moldova Preview and Predictions
France are on the brink of qualification, and the chance to push for a World Cup and European Championship double in 2020, mirroring their 1998-2000 side, captained by Deschamps.
They should have little issue in navigating their way past Moldova, who have picked up just three points from eight qualifying games.
Moldova are already eliminated from a potential qualification, with only pride left to play for in their final two games.
Those points came from a solitary win at home to fellow strugglers Andorra, and they old be in for a long night against France.
Deschamps side have been ruthless in recent games, winning five qualifiers in a row after their defat to Turkey in June.
They should take Moldova apart here, and a France to score in both halves bet comes in at real value, priced at 1.25.
France have conceded just three goals in eight qualifiers, and none in their last five games ahead of this clash.
With that in mind, Les Bleus are at 0.168 to win to nil in Saint-Denis.
France to win 3-0 at 4.5
France are home and dry with a win, allowing Deschamps the chance to field a younger side in their second qualifier of the week away in Albania, and they want to get qualification secured in this tie.
Olivier Giroud to score anytime at 1.4
Despite struggling for game time at Chelsea this season, Giroud has been vital for France in qualification so far. The veteran striker has outscored Mbappe and Griezmann, with five goals in eight games.