France – Ukraine: will Ukrainians not be able to lose crushingly?
On October 7, the Ukrainian national team will try to rehabilitate themselves for a crushing defeat from the Spanish national team. True, they have the French as rivals. What to expect from the meeting? – the answer is in our forecast.
Didier Deschamps’ charges made an excellent move. The team has already won four wins in a row. The last two wins came from the League of Nations. The Swedes (1: 0) and Croats (4: 2) were replayed.
The French national team plays in an attacking style, but there are certain problems with stability. Surely, in a duel with the Ukrainians, Didier Deschamps will rotate.
Andriy Shevchenko was saddened by the defeat of his players from the Spanish national team (0: 4). This was the end of a series of twelve matches without losses against the Ukrainians. Recently, the Ukrainian national team has noticeably improved with the arrival of Shevchenko as head coach.
The Ukrainian national team has serious problems with the squad due to the coronavirus. Goalkeepers Andrey Lunin and Yuri Pankiv passed positive tests for COVID-19. Before flying to France, the coronavirus was confirmed by Andriy Pyatov and Taras Stepanenko.
The teams have met each other nine times in history. Five victories were won by the French, three meetings ended in a draw, and only once did the Ukrainian team celebrate victory
The French have been unbeaten at home in nineteen matches
Ukrainians have lost only 2 of their last 10 away matches
We believe that the Ukrainians will surely aim to rehabilitate themselves for the crushing defeat against the Spaniards. True, it will be difficult to do this, since there are a lot of problems with the starting lineup. The only way out is to try to dry the game and hope that the only goalkeeper in the application, Georgy Buschan, will be able to play his best match.
Much, of course, will depend on the composition of the French for this meeting. In our opinion, experiments from Didier Deschamps await us, so we do not see any special prerequisites for a productive meeting. Given the problems with the squad, it will be difficult for the Ukrainians to score even a goal, so the combined bet looks very promising.
Our prediction is that France will not lose and the total is less than 3.5 goals. In the Marathon bookmaker, you can play the current outcome with a coefficient of 1.61.