Betting tips for France vs Belarus - 10.10.2017
Despite doing everything possible to lose her position of privilege, the runner-up of Europe reaches the final day of Group A with everything in their hand to get a direct ticket for the 2018 World Cup.
France come from a draw at home against Luxembourg (0-0) and suffer to beat Bulgaria (0-1). Nevertheless, the team of Didier Deschamps continues to lead the Group A with 20 points, one more than Sweden and 4 more than the Netherlands.
Les Bleus opened the scoring with a goalless draw in Belarus, winning four consecutive wins since then against Bulgaria (4-1), the Netherlands (0-1), Sweden (2-1) and Luxembourg (1-3). The defeat in Sweden last June (2-1) was the prelude to their best match of the whole classification: the 4-0 rout against the Netherlands. The draw against the Luxembourgers made life difficult for them, but their long-term success in Bulgaria gives them the option of qualifying simply by winning this game, or as a lesser evil, making the same result as Sweden in the Netherlands.
It is curious that the French team, with world-class strikers like Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette, have scored 16 goals in 9 matches, 10 fewer than the Swedes and three fewer than the Dutch, despite being in crisis.
Paul Pogba is the team's main injury absence.
World Cup 2018 Russia Belarus ranks 5th in the group with 2 draws and three defeats in the 9 games played, and fights for not being the last of the group and at least be above Luxembourg. The former Soviet republic had a horrible start to qualifying, although they made a home draw against France (0-0). Afterwards, it would also do so with Luxembourg (1-1), losing to the Netherlands (4-1) and Sweden (4-0) and also losing on their visit to Bulgaria (1-0).
The defeat in Luxembourg (1-0) started their current poor streak, having been thrashed in their last two home games for Sweden (0-4) and the Netherlands (1-3), giving them a sense of not being able to compete against their rivals. Only 5 goals have scored the disciples of Igor Kriushenko, who have Pavel Savitski as top scorer with 2 of those five goals.
Everything that is not a French triumph in this match will be a real debacle for the Gauls, although even losing can be classified as first. The weakness of the Netherlands and the irregularity of Sweden has made France not in a much worse situation, perhaps the one that for justice and its bad game should correspond to him.
The precedents tell us of 2 Gallic victories, 2 draws and a Belarusian victory in the 5 matches between the two teams. Interestingly, in the qualifying phase for Euro 2012, the Belarusians won in Paris by 0-1. The goalless draw of the first leg is also unflattering for the locals, who are infinitely better than their rival despite the inept that they have for coach.
The forecast, given the Gallic favoritism that lows the odds for local victory, is that more goals will be scored in the second half of this match than in the first.
France vs Belarus Prediction: 1/1 1.80
France vs Belarus betting tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.80
France vs Belarus final score recommendations: 4-0 10.00