The French national team hosts the Netherlands at Stade de France on the European Qualification stage for the 2018 World Cup.
France is considered by everyone as one of the title contenders. On the last world cup, the team resented due to their lack of experience.
But now we are at the peak of this generation, that is even more filled with promising youngsters.
But things aren’t so easy at the moment. They currently sit in 2nd place, which would only give them access to the play-off.
That is because the team is coming from a loss against Sweden, which sent them to 2nd place of the group, with 13 points.
That’s the same points as Sweden, but the French team loses in the tiebreak criteria.
The team has won 4 matches, tied 1 and lost another, with a record of 11 goals scored and 5 goals conceded. Payet will be out, due to injury.
Latest results – France:
13.06.2017 FRL France 3-2 England
09.06.2017 WCQL Sweden 2-1 France
02.06.2017 FRL France 5-0 Paraguay
28.03.2017 FRL France 0-2 Spain
25.03.2017 WCQL Luxembourg 1-3 France
15.11.2016 FRL France 0-0 Ivory Coast
Latest results – Holland:
09.06.2017 WCQL Holland 5-0 Luxembourg
04.06.2017 FRL Holland 5-0 Ivory Coast
31.05.2017 FRL Morocco 1-2 Holland
28.03.2017 FRL Holland 1-2 Italy
25.03.2017 WCQL Bulgaria 2-0 Holland
13.11.2016 WCQL Luxembourg 1-3 Holland
France vs Netherlands – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Netherland are on a rebuilding process, after their recent failures, such as not qualifying for the last EURO.
However, the team isn’t doing so badly this year. In reality, the team is currently in 3rd place of this group, with 10 points gained so far.
That is 3 just 3 points away from the leaders, Sweden. But at this decisive moment, there’s nothing like relying on the experience.
This way, the Dutch veterans were called up for this crucial duel, considering the Dutch’s ambitions.
The trio commonly used by Advocaat: Van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder were called up and should play.
Of course, we are talking about a worldwide classic. And there’s no way to disrespect a trio such as Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder, although they are definitely not on their prime.
On the other hand, on the French side, we have athletes currently on their peak such as Pogba, Griezmann and Mbappé.
The French national team seems much better at the moment, since they have a much more qualified squad, so they should take the win at home.
|France to win||