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UKR vs FRA Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Ukraine vs France World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 5

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UKR vs FRA Dream11: It’s a clash between first and second in group D as Ukraine welcome France to Kyiv on Saturday for the match-day 5 game of the 2022 World Cup qualifying group. Ukraine have remarkably drawn all four of their opening matches of World Cup qualifying and they would likely settle for the same outcome as they host world champions France in their latest contest. The Ukrainians were held by Kazakhstan on Thursday in their first game back in action since the European Championship while the French could not overcome Bosnia-Herzegovina. Their efforts were not helped by a red card early in the second half but it was a disappointing result nonetheless and while they will be eager to respond.

Date: September 5, Sunday
Kick-Off: 12:15 AM (IST)
Venue: NSK Olimpijs’kyj, Kyiv

World Cup Qualifiers Table:

In Group D, Ukraine are in the 2nd place, while, France are residing at 1st spot.

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Recent Form

Ukraine – D-L-W-L-W
France – D-L-D-D-W

Head to Head (five meetings)

Ukraine Wins- 00
Draws– 01
France Wins– 04

Ukraine News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Oleksandr Zinchenko misses out through suspension and is a big loss for Ukraine.
  • Goalkeepers Georgi Bushchan, Andriy Lunin and Anatolii Trubin have all withdrawn.
  • Forward Artem Dovbyk has also pulled out due to injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Andriy Pyatov, 37, can reach 100 caps for Ukraine if he plays their final two games of this international break.
  • Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi will push to start in attack if further changes are made.
  • Mykola Shaparenko should come in to midfield as a result of Zinchenko’s suspension.

Ukraine Starting XI (Likely)

Pyatov
Mykolenko
Matvienko
Zabarnyi
Karavaev
Shaparenko
Sydorchuk
Sobol
Yarmolenko
Malinovskiy
Yaremchuk

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France News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Jules Kounde is suspended after his red card against Bosnia on Wednesday night.
  • Kylian Mbappe has returned to Paris after picking up a calf injury in midweek.
  • N’Golo Kante, Dayot Upamecano and Corentin Tolisso have already withdrawn from the France squad.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Aurelien Tchouameni and Moussa Diaby both came on for their senior debuts vs Bosnia.
  • Adrien Rabiot was called up too late to be involved on Wednesday but could start here.
  • Leo Dubois, a natural right-back, should take over from Kounde on Saturday.

France Starting XI (Likely)

Lloris
Dubois
Varane
Kimpembe
Digne
Pogba
Rabiot
Coman
Griezmann
Lemar
Benzema

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Karim Benzema is a wonderful goalscorer for France and can score goals to change the complexion of the match. The Real Madrid frontman has a goal conversion is 39.48%.

Goals for country 31
Goals in this tournament 0
Goals last season 30

Antoine Griezmann has the capability to score goals. The French striker has scored 3 goal in this qualifiers, and he could be a good bet in this clash and his conversion rate is 39.80%.

Goals for country 39
Goals in this tournament 3
Goals last season 20

Differential Pick

Roman Yaremchuk could be good pick in this clash. In this qualifiers, he bagged 2 goals and has a pass accuracy of 81.09%. His goal conversion rate is 36.41%.

Goals for country 11
Goals in this tournament 2
Goals last season 23

UKR vs FRA Dream 11 Teams

GK: Lloris
DEF: Varane, Dubois, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko
MID: Sobol, Griezmann, Rabiot
FOR: Lemar, Benzema, Yaremchuk

Likely Winner:

  • Ukraine were surprising held to a 2-2 draw with Kazakhstan on Wednesday, while France were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Bosnia down to 10 men. France are top of Group D and four points clear of Ukraine, so victory here would most likely seal top spot.
  • Ukraine have remarkably drawn all four of their group matches to date. On their day they can spring an upset on any side but they have struggled for consistency. They were thrashed 7-1 by France in a friendly last year but did at least hold them to a draw in the reverse meeting in World Cup qualification.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a win for France in this clash is 1.13.

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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.

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