France have concluded their UEFA Nations League campaign and will finish the calendar year in which they lifted the World Cup with hosting Uruguay in a friendly on Tuesday evening in Paris. The hosts are favourites despite a blip in recent form.
Where and when: Stade de France, Paris – 20 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see France vs. Uruguay: William Hill, Sky Sports
Last time: France defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the World Cup quarter-final just five months ago – Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann grabbed the goals for Les Bleus, who subsequently defeated Belgium and Croatia to lift the trophy.
|Under 1.5 goals||9/4||Offer|
|Antoine Griezmann anytime scorer||23/20||Offer|
France vs. Uruguay Predictions and Preview
Both these teams have endured indifferent to poor runs of form since the summer’s World Cup, when both exceeded expectations.
France lifted the trophy in Moscow while Uruguay were eliminated by Didier Deschamps’s side at the quarter-final stage and will look for a small extract of revenge here.
However, Oscar Tabarez’s side have lost each of their last three internationals against South Korea, Japan and Brazil, they will look to recover form here.
France have won just two of their five outings since lifting football’s most famed trophy and a meek performance on Friday saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands.
It is perhaps unsurprising that it is Didier Deschamps side who are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 6/11, with the visitors priced at 11/2 and the draw available at 3/1.
Across the last six meetings between these two teams there have been just three goals, suggesting that under 1.5 goals at 9/4 represents good value, with under 2.5 goals at ¾.
A ‘double chance’ on Uruguay to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 8/5 while a France win/draw outcome is at 1/10.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/5.
One to watch for France: Antoine Griezmann has netted nine goals in his last 20 internationals, including the brace against Germany last month alongside scoring in three of his nation’s four knockout matches at the World Cup. He already has six goals for Atleti this season and will look to continue his goalscoring streak in Amsterdam, where he is priced at 23/20 to score anytime
One to watch for Uruguay: Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez has yet to score or start for his nation but has netted 23 goals in La Liga since moving to European football last summer and may be handed his big opportunity in France.
Long shot: Four of the last six meetings between these have ended scoreless with just three goals scored in the other two games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 8/1.