Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
On the 9th-11th of June in 27 cities of Russian Federation will be held the matches of the 6 round of European qualification for World Cup 2018. We have to remind that in comparison with the previous qualification phase of EURO 2016, when any football team had the possibility to participate in the final tournament in France now the terms and regulations of the qualification stage presupposes normal, competitive battle of the champions. And that is why each team, regardless of its status and regalia is fighting for every point.
Tournament position of the first sextet
According to the last 5 rounds the main challengers for participation in the final match of the World Cup in Russia are the national teams from France, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Croatia.
And the body of the 8th candidates for participation in additional play-off matches consists of the national teams from Italy, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Slovakia. And that are four teams of the first group:
France – 13, Sweden – 10, Bulgaria – 9, the Netherlands – 7 …
Speeches of Didier Deschamps and Dick Advocaat
The forthcoming 6 round will be held in Stockholm at Friends Arena between two super clubs from Sweden and France. The further distribution of the places in the first group depends largely on the outcome of this meeting. For example, the new head coach of the national team from Holland Dick Advocaat has declared that he is waiting only for a victory. As under such outcome the team will be able to reach Tre Kronor by the scored points.
And what about Didier Deschamps? The head coach of the national team from France doesn’t have such ambitious plans for the forthcoming match in Stockholm. As the experienced coach perfectly understands that at the very end of the season in the match against the main rival his team will be glad to gain goalless draw…
Meanwhile just before coming to Stockholm the team of Didier Deschamps will spend the control match with the national team from Paraguay. So why is this match played in Brittany at home arena of Rennais?
The question is very interesting. It is understandable that at the main arena of France in Saint-Denis the team of Didier Deschamps can win over any rival. We think that the coach is trying to create the atmosphere that is close to away match (or as minimum to a neutral one) before the match in Sweden.
For the forthcoming match against the national team from Paraguay practically all leaders of the team headed by Hugo Lloris, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet are coming. And even this is only a friendly match possible victory of the national team of France is very probable…
France – 1.27, draw – 5.87, Paraguay – 15.40;
Our tip: France (Asian handicap) -1,5 - odds 1.86 SBOBET