Match start: 20:00 (GMT+2)
While practically all participants of the 6th round of the European qualification stage for the World Cup 2018 (except Germany and Portugal, which are preparing for the Confederations Cup) are looking forward summer holiday, France and England have decided to prolong gaming period for their fans. And that is why just after the finishing of their 6 matches of the 6th round the teams of Didier Deschamps and Gareth Southgate will play the friendly match at Stade de France.
The team of Gareth Southgate has spent definitely weak main British derby in Glasgow and as a result was very happy to earn one point. As on the 93rd minute by the score 2:1 the center forward of Tree Lions Harry Kane had manage to score one goal – 2:2. And after such expected result England remained to be the leader of the 6th group but now its advantage is not as stable as it was earlier:
England – 14, Slovakia - 12, Slovenia – 11, Scotland – 8, Latvia – 5, Malta – 9;
The superstar team of Didier Deschamps has really disappointed its fans. As playing in Stockholm just to save the draw result 1:1, France on the 93rd minute due to silly mistake of its goal keeper Hugo Lloris was beaten with the score 2:1. It is clear that the fantastic goal by the forward of Tre Kronor Ola Toivonen from the center of the field could be seen to all football fans. And here we notice the similarities with the NHL or Stanley Cup’s battles…
As a result of such silly defeat the team of Didier Deschamps had yielded the first line in the tournament bracket. And that is why in four left autumn rounds we will watch an amazing intrigue in this group:
Sweden – 13, France – 13, Holland – 10, Bulgaria – 9, Belarus – 5, Luxembourg – 1;
And now the whole attention is focused on two historical top class teams of continental football. Earlier England and France had spent 30 official matches, by the results of which the vast advantage has England: +8=5-17, goal difference – 36:39.
That is clear that the majority of these matches were friendlies. And here is the statistics of two teams in qualifiers and final tournaments of the World Cups and Europe: +2=3-2, goals – 10:10. The last meeting of the current opponents was held 5 years ago in Donetsk during EURO 2012 – 1:1.
France– 1.92, draw – 3.35, Spain – 3.85;
Our tip: Both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.91 Bet365