Luxembourg vs France Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Luxembourg welcome France for their first match in the Group A of World Cup 2018 qualifying stage in a clash between David and Goliath. The match will be played at Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg, where the guests need to earn three points at all costs.
Luxembourg are currently the last in their group with only one point. After four matches played, they managed only to draw against Belarus 1:1, while they were defeated by Netherlands (1:3, scoring a goal against Oranje is success for Luxembourg), Sweden 0:1 and Bulgaria in Sofia with 4:3 in an insanely entertaining match when guests scored a goal in 91st minute but Bulgarians scored the winning goal minute after. Luxembourg national team is without a win in seven qualifying matches, as they are on the run of six losses and one draw. On June 9th they will play against Netherlands, a must win match for Oranje.
France currently holds first position and anything less than directly qualifying for WC would be a surprise. After four games they have 10 points from three wins and a single draw (in the first round against Belarus 0:0). France won against Bulgaria 4:1 and Sweden 2:1 in their home games, while they also defeated the Netherlands in away game 0:1. So far there was only a single goal in their two away matches (one scored as they are yet to concede). On June 9th they will face Sweden in a match that could be the decider of Group A, as beside the Netherlands, Sweden is a contender for second place.
These teams met 16 times so far – France were victorious 15 times, while Luxemburg won more than 100 years ago, back in 1914 with a result of 5:4. In their meetings, France scored 68 goals so far, while Luxembourg netted 11.
Where to watch match Luxembourg vs France Live Stream
Luxembourg do not have many missing players for the match against France. Mathias Janisch is injured and he cannot play on this match. All other players are available to play.
On the other side France have several missing players for this game against Luxembourg. Patrice Evra, Raphael Varane and Bacary Sagna are injured and they will not play for sure. France also will play without Karim Benzema and Alexandre Lacazette. Paul Pogba is suspended and he is another one player who cannot play here. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Luxembourg: Schon; Jans, Malget, Chanot, Mahmutovic, Carlson; Bohnert, Bensi, Philipps, Mutsch; Joachim
France: Lloris; Sidibe, Rami, Koscielny, Mendy; Kante, Matuidi; Mbappe, Griezmann, Gameiro; Giroud
Luxembourg vs France Prediction
We expect very good football match at Stade Josy-Barthel on Saturday night when France takes on Luxembourg. All is clear and France are absolute fovourites to win this game. They are much stronger side and they will win for sure. The hosts have nothing to lose and they will play aggressive, but all players know that dont have any chances against France. They have won just two of their last 29 games and have lost 22 of them. On the other side France have very young team who play fantastic football. France have won all 13 of their past meetings with Luxembourg and have a great goalscoring record, scoring 52 goals. For sure anything less than an away win is just too improbable.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Luxembourg vs France Prediction: France to win. We expect from them to score at least five goals here and our second betting pick for the match is France to win and Over 4.5 goals. Maybe correct score will be 0-6. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.