KAZ vs FRA Dream11: France surprised everyone in their opening World Cup European Qualifier after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine, despite boasting a plethora of footballing stars within their squad. Such a result will have not been fondly looked upon by French supporters, along with manager Didier Deschamps and a response will be expected from the reigning World Champions away vs Kazakhstan. September 2020 was the last time the hosts won a competitive international fixture, with Kazakhstan having drawn one and lost four of their last five games since then, all in the UEFA Nations League.
Date: 28 March, Sunday
Time: 6:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan
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Kazakhstan – L-L-D-L-D
France – D-W-W-L-W
Head-to-head (First meeting)
KAZ Wins- 00
FRA Wins– 00
Injury Report and Unavailability: FC Kairat forward Artur Shushenachev was initially called up but pulled out due to an injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: Head coach Talgat Baysufinov called up 30 players for the upcoming internationals against France and Ukraine. The squad is made up predominantly of domestic players, although there are eight foreign-based footballers on the list.
Kazakhstan Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: N’Golo Kante suffered a hamstring injury against Ukraine and has returned to his club, Chelsea. Adrien Rabiot is likely to replace Kante in the starting lineup
Expected changes and Strategy: Didier Deschamps called up 26 players, headlined by world-class stars like Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane.
France Starting XI (Likely)
KAZ vs FRA Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Olivier Giroud: Giroud has 1 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25.41%. He had a total of 1 big chances. He has a total of 0 assists, 1 key passes and he created a total of 2 chances.
Abat Aimbetov: Aimbetov has 1 goals and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 29.63%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 8 key passes and he created a total of 3 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Paul Pogba: Pogba has 1 goals and a total of 3 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 26.12%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 3 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 2 chances.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Dmitri Shomko, Serhiy Malyi, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma
Midfielders: Abzal Beisebekov, Serikzhan Muzhikov, Adrien Rabiot, Paul Pogba
Attackers: Olivier Giroud, Abat Aimbetov
France could hardly have a better opportunity to right the wrongs of midweek against a Kazakhstan side who did not cover themselves in glory last year. The return of Baysufinov may boost the confidence in the hosts’ camp, but a shock home win seems out of the question and the champions should ease to a comfortable victory at the second time of asking in Group D. In our KAZ vs FRA Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for France in this match.