France vs. match Ukraine The 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will take place at 02:45 on March 25, Vietnam time. This competition will take place on the field Stade de France.
Review the match France vs Ukraine
The first match of Group D of the European World Cup qualifiers will be the reception of host France against the away team Ukraine at the Stade de France. Along with France and Ukraine, this group also includes Bosnia, Finland and Kazahkstan.
It is not difficult for us to see that the difference in squad quality between the two teams is huge. France is still the best candidate for the top of the group because they are the defending champions. Ukraine along with Bosnia will be said to compete for 2nd place for a place in the play-off match.
Not only is the reigning world champion, France also has an even squad with many stars playing in major tournaments. Although, Benzema was repeatedly not called up by coach Deschamps, France still has many attacking elements. A victory in the opening match is the result that France is aiming for.
On the away side, stability in the game is something that Ukraine does not have. The away team’s players scored 9 goals in the last 10 matches, reaching an average rate of 0.9 goals per game. Far behind the French team with a rate of 2.3 goals/match.
Recent form of France vs Ukraine
In the last 2 matches, France played at their best and defeated Portugal and Sweden with scores of 1-0 and 4-2. Meanwhile, Ukraine has shown signs of decline in recent matches with 3 recent consecutive defeats. In addition, in the last 2 confrontations, France had a distinct victory over Ukraine.
At home, the head-to-head record of the French team is relatively impressive. In the last 10 matches, coach Deschamps’ team got 7 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss. In the opposite direction, Ukraine’s away record is quite bad. In the last 10 matches, they lost 5 matches, drew 3 matches and won 2 matches.
Historically, both teams have met each other 10 times. France is the dominant team with 6 wins, Ukraine won 1 match and 3 draws between the two teams. It can be seen that all the parameters speak for the dominance of France in this match. Therefore, 3 points on the opening day will not be unexpected for the French team.