Moldova v France Euro 2020 betting preview and tips
There’s something of a mismatch likely to occur at the Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău on 22 March, with Moldova the fifth-ranked team in Euro 2020 qualifying Group H and it could be damage limitation against the champions of the world.
The Moldovans will harbour little confidence of qualifying for Euro 2020 and they managed to score just four goals in six Nations League games against San Marino, Luxembourg and Belarus respectively, with two wins landed in the end.
Moldova drew a blank in 50% of their Nations League encounters and it could be a similar story in this game against a France side who will be looking to make a flying start and make sure of qualification at the earliest possible juncture.
Les Bleus are the world champions and retain the nucleus of the squad that proved to be head and shoulders above everyone else in Russia last summer, with Kylian Mbappe having announced himself as a global superstar and he continues to make big strides for club and country.
The same applies to Paul Pogba whose career has received a boost by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking charge at Manchester United, while Antoine Griezmann reserves some of his best form when representing the national team.
Ultimately, there should be a big gulf in class and we’re likely to see France dominate the game and enjoy a straightforward win. We’re happy to get with Didier Deschamps’ side winning the game without conceding when you consider how defensively strong they were against superior sides in the World Cup.
Hugo Lloris will continue to represent his country between the sticks for now, while Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti are a solid central defensive partnership who are screened by the energetic N’Golo Kante.
France win to nil @ 1.57 with bet365