RUS vs FRA Dream 11 Football Match Prediction, Preview, Match odds, Fantasy Team News

Russia vs France

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RUS vs FRA MATCH PREVIEW:

Russia go into the World Cup 2018 as a host nation and amid all-sorts of controversies as a nation with most of the participants. We are not going into the politics side and focusing only on the football pitch.

Stanislas Cherchesov is under tremendous pressure to get the best out of the host nation as the performances on the pitch are hardly motivating for Russia. They lost their last game 0-3 against Neymar-less Brazil, and now host another powerful opponent in France in today’s match.

Russia are winless in their last four games. To be fair, the profile of the opponent has a big role in that as they played against Spain, and Argentina in those four games, while drawing a home game against Iran.

The host needs to turn things around as quickly as possible as this is the last fixture before the club season ends, and the preparation for the World Cup kicks on in two months time.

France, on the other hand, must be scratching their head after they went down 2-3 against Columbia despite going 2-0 up in that game.

We are not taking anything away from the South American team, but the 1998 World Cup Champions took the foot of the gas in that match and allowed the visitors to take the control of the match.

That loss followed another disappointing result against Spain which ended in 2-2 draw. Now the questions have been asked about Didier Deschamps’ team’s chances in Russia.

But France have world-renowned talent in their ranks to feel confident ahead of the World Cup, it’s the momentum and the form that could yet decide how they fare in the global showpiece event.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

Match Timing: Today, March 27, 09:30 PM IST

Venue: Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Capacity- 64,287

 

Recent wins (Last Six matches)

Russia – W W D L D L

France – D W W W D L

 

RUS vs FRA TEAM NEWS:

Russia:

Roman Zobnin, who plays as a central midfielder for Spartak Moscow, has been ruled out of the game. Cherchesov is expected to employ 3-5-1-1 formation again, with the likes of Alan Dzagoev, Yuri Zhirkov, Denis Glushakov, and Aleksandr Samedov vying for midfield spots.

 

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Akinfeev (GK), Kutepov, Granat, Kudryashov, Samedov, Golovin, Glushakov, Dzagoev, Kombarov, Smolov, Miranchuk

 

France:

Laurent Koscielny and Corentin Tolisso are doubtful for the game. While Deschamps may opt to change his playing XI with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Paul Pogba, and Wissam Ben Yedder all vying for the starts after being benched in the last game against Columbia. While stars such as Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, and N’Golo Kante in the squad too.

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Lloris (GK), Hernandez, Umtiti, Koscielny, Pavard, Rabiot, Kante, Pogba, Martial, Mbappe, Dembele

 

Key Players:

Russia – Akinfeev, Smolov, Miranchuk

France – Mbappe, Pogba, Martial

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

France are spoilt for choices as they boast too many superstars in their team. While Russia are host in this match and produced some good moments in the 0-3 loss against Brazil in their last match.

If the host takes their chances then they create some problems for the visitors.

But we are backing France to win this match-

0-2 is our prediction-

 

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NOTE: THIS RUS VS FRA MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.