France vs. Ukraine Qatar World Cup European Qualifiers Preview

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We are under two months removed from the Euro 2020 Finals, a game in which Italy overcame England. We know look ahead to France vs. Ukraine for Matchday 5 in the Euro 2022 World Cup qualifiers. It’s getting to the stage of the qualifiers were teams who are behind desperately need to pick up points in order to stay in the race for a World Cup spot. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• France: 1.61
• Ukraine: 6.00
• Draw: 4.10

• France: -0.5: 1.68
• Ukraine: +0.5: 2.19

• Over 2, 2.5: 1.80
• Under 2, 2.5: 2.02

Key Points to Consider

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up March 24 and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.


Ukraine hosts 2018 World Cup champions France at the Olympic National Sports Complex in Kyiv this Saturday at 2:45 PM ET in a Group D game of the Qatar World Cup European Qualifiers.

France leads the group standings with eight points in four games, while Ukraine knows they need a good result to stay in a good position and qualify for the next round. Right now Ukraine is in second place in Group D with four points in four games. France is coming off a 1-1 home draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina last Wednesday while Ukraine got a 2-2 road draw against Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Both teams are undefeated so far, France has won two of their last three games while Ukraine has four straight draws.

This will be the second time these two teams meet this year. They faced each other on March 24 at Stade de France as part of this Qatar World Cup European Qualifiers and the game finished in a 1-1 draw. Antoine Griezmann scored the first goal of the game while Serhiy Sydorchuk equalized. Griezmann also scored against Bosnia and Herzegovina and he is playing with a chip on his shoulder because FC Barcelona just loaned him to Atletico Madrid. Ukraine is tough to beat at home and there’s a reason why they haven’t lost in this tournament but France has a lot of weapons, making this a can’t-miss game. The play I like here is the draw.

Analyst’s Pick

Draw at 4.10.

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