France vs Moldova Match Info
Date: Thursday November 14 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Stade de France
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)
France vs Moldova Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
March 22 2019: Moldova 1-4 France
France vs Moldova Stats
- A clean sheet has been kept in eight of France’s last 11 matches
- Moldova have lost six of their latest seven games to nil
- France are the only opponents against whom Moldova have scored in 2019
France vs Moldova Match Preview
Victory at the Stade de France will clinch the world champions’ place at Euro 2020 – and they should ease to success against a team trying to avoid finishing bottom of Group H.
This has been a far from perfect qualifying campaign for France, who are level on points with Turkey at the top of the table having lost 2-0 away to those rivals and also been held 1-1 by them at the national stadium just outside Paris last month.
But Thursday’s game against Moldova ought to simply complete the formalities of booking a ticket to next summer’s tournament, in which Les Bleus will aim to emulate their predecessors of 2000 by adding the European crown to their world title.
In terms of the squad for this match and Sunday’s concluding test away to Albania, manager Didier Deschamps is without several players due to injury, namely goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, defenders Lucas Hernandez, Samuel Umtiti and Aymeric Laporte and midfielder Paul Pogba.
Deschamps has nevertheless named a very experienced group that will be captained by Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane against a Moldova side whose only points collected in this pool were from a 1-0 home win over fellow minnows Andorra.
It is merely a matter of how many goals France score here because their defence is unlikely to be given many problems by their opponents and with no team having netted more than four times in any Group H match so far, it may be more of a perfunctory scoreline than a spectacular one.
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France vs Moldova Betting Tips
France to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 4/5 with bet365
Moldova +4 on the handicap @ 6/5 with bet365