Moldova vs France Match Info
Date: Friday March 22 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Zimbru Stadium, Chisinau
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Macedonia)
Moldova vs France Head-To-Head Record
No previous matches
Moldova vs France Stats
- France have not scored three goals in any of their six matches since the World Cup Final
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in all of Moldova’s latest six games
- Moldova have not conceded more than one goal in any of their last four home matches
Moldova vs France Match Preview
France make their first ever visit to Moldova as they start out on the road towards what they hope will be back-to-back major titles – and redemption for Euro 2016.
Les Bleus will feel they should already be world and European champions, but it was not to be on home soil three years ago when they were denied the continental crown by Portugal who won the final against them in extra time.
Didier Deschamps’ side are favourites to make amends in 2020, although they will not be adding the inaugural UEFA Nations League to the World Cup they captured in Russia last summer having been denied a place in the semi-finals by the Netherlands.
The manager has a typically strong squad at his disposal for the opening two European Championship qualifiers against Moldova and Iceland, with Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris still the captain, although Anthony Martial has withdrawn with an injury.
Moldova were in the bottom tier of the Nations League and while they never threatened to be promoted in one of the stronger basement sections against Belarus and Luxembourg, they generally kept things tight defensively and at home especially.
Much of the credit for that solidity may be down to their captain Alexandru Epureanu, who is on course to win the Turkish Super Lig title this season with Istanbul Basaksehir.
While France are prone to the occasional upset, for instance they have had problems against Belarus a few times in the past, they should be far too strong here even amid what can be an intimidating atmosphere in Chisinau.
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Moldova vs France Betting Tips
France to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 20/21 with bet365
France to win by exactly 2 goals @ 3/1 with bet365