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| On Sep 7, 2021 8:15 PM IST

FRA vs FIN Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for France vs Finland World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 8


FRA vs FIN Dream11: France’s struggles continued as they failed to win for the fifth game in succession in all competitions with a draw with Ukraine the best they could do in their clash at the weekend. That came on the back of being held by Bosnia-Herzegovina to make it back-to-back qualifying clashes without a victory. They still sit at the top of the Group D standings and boast a four-point lead over opponents Finland, although the away side have two games in hand. They are unbeaten in their three games having earned their first win of qualifying against Kazakhstan at the weekend but their lack of goals could be an issue here and with their last seven matches producing no more than two goals, under three goals could be a safe call here with the Finns hoping to further frustrate the world champions.

Date: September 8, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 12:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Groupama Stadium, Decines-Charpieu

World Cup Qualifiers Table:

In Group A, France are in the 5th place, while, Finland are residing at 2th spot.

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Recent Form

France – W D D W W
Finland – L W L L D

Head to Head (three meetings)

France Wins- 02
Draws– 00
Finland Wins– 01

France News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Jules Kounde has withdrawn from the France squad.
  • N’Golo Kante and Corentin Tolliso have also pulled out of the squad.
  • Kingsley Coman is also likely to miss out.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Nordi Mukiele has been called up as the replacement of Jules Kounde, though Leo Dubois is expected to start at right-back again.
  • Moussa Diaby is in line to start from the right with Didier Deschamps moving to a 4-2-3-1.

France Starting XI (Likely)

Hugo Lloris
Leo Dubois
Raphael Varane
Presnel Kimpembe
Lucas Digne
Paul Pogba
Jordan Veretout
Adrien Rabiot
Antoine Griezmann
Karim Benzema
Anthony Martial

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Finland News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • No injury or suspension issue to contend with.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Finland boss Markku Kanerva may see no reason to make many changes from the side that beat Kazakhstan last time out.
  • However, he could bring Glen Kamara back into the fold at the expense of Rasmus Schuller.

Finland Starting XI (Likely)

Lukas Hradecky
Nicholas Hamalainen
Joona Toivio
Danel O’Shaughnessy
Jukka Reitala
Jere Uronen
Glen Kamara
Kaan Karinen
Fredrik Jensen
Joel Pohjanpalo
Teemu Pukki

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Karim Benzema is the player that France would rely on and he will be looking to make an impact in this match with his goal scoring capability.

Goals for country 31
Goals in this tournament 0
Goals last season 23

Antoine Griezmann has scored 3 goals in this qualifiers, and he can be a good bet in this clash with his conversion rate of 37.14%. He will be eyeing for goals in this clash.

Goals for country 39
Goals in this tournament 3
Goals last season 13

Differential Pick

Teemu Pukki could be good pick in this clash. He has scored 3 goals in this qualifiers with a pass accuracy of 78.89%. His goal conversion rate is 37.01%.

Goals for country 30
Goals in this tournament 3
Goals last season 26

FRA vs FIN Dream11 Teams

GK: Lloris
DEF: Arajuuri, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne
MID: Pogba, Rabiot, Pohjanpalo
FOR: Pukki, Benzema, Griezmann

Likely Winner:

  • France have disappointed during the September international break having been held to 1-1 draws with Bosnia and Ukraine. France actually lost to Finland the last time these two met, falling to a 2-0 defeat in November 2020.
  • Finland are currently four points behind France in Group D, but have played two fewer games. Unbeaten in their three matches, they’ll hope to spring another upset in France in midweek.
  • France are without key players, notably N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe, but after back-to-back draws in qualifying, Didier Deschamps will demand a response.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a France win in this clash is 2.04.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.