France vs Poland betting tips, preview, and top betting lines
It’s time for another entertaining fixture of the round of 16 World Cup clashes and it’s France and Poland who are going to be under the spotlight on the 4th of December. The 2018 FIFA World Cup winners didn’t exactly face any issues in securing 1st place in Group D with the likes of Australia, Tunisia, and Denmark.
The Socceroos were trashed 4:1 by France, Denmark were brushed aside with a narrow 2:1 win, and the only loss was against Tunisia in a game that didn’t matter for France as they already won their group. In fact, Didier Deschamps was smart enough to play his substitute players in the Tunisia clash.
With most of the starters now fresh and ready for battle, France are eager to qualify for the quarter-finals where they’ll probably face England in a classic game against an old rival.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Poland aren’t to be underestimated. Sure, the team didn’t exactly impress anyone with the Group C display but they still managed to secure 2nd place after Mexico not being able to score the third goal against Saudi Arabia.
Players to watch in the France vs Poland contest
Kylian Mbappe: PSG’s star player has been at his lethal best this season. He’s the top scorer in Ligue 1 and the Champions League and is dragging his club to glory. Things aren’t much different on the international level where he is performing above all expectations. With Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku out injured, it’s Kylian Mbappe who’s now the focal point of the attacks. He certainly will be the main threat to the Polish team.
Wojciech Szczesny: We find it hard to think of a goalkeeper that is performing better than Wojciech Szczesny. The 32-year-old Juventus goalkeeper is the culprit to blame for Poland’s success in the group stage. He saved two penalties in the three games that Poland played so far. One of them was a shot from Lionel Messi! Wojciech Szczesny is on the right track to winning the Golden Glove award and if he manages to produce something extraordinary against France, he just might win it this year.
The best France vs Poland predictions and picks for this World Cup game
We will provide the betting man with the best France vs Poland odds and picks.
France vs Poland odds: Under 2.5 goals @ -105
As Wojciech Szczesny said in an interview after the Argentina clash a couple of days ago “This was the happiest loss I’ve ever had”. And how could it not be? Yes, Poland lost 2:0 against La Albiceleste but it was enough to qualify the European team for the next round of World Cup soccer.
Wojciech Szczesny was the key reason that Poland didn’t concede more goals as he pulled off a remarkable piece of goalkeeping to deny Lionel Messi and his teammates of the third goal. It was enough to secure a match against France.
And France have some serious issues up front. Yes, Kylian Mbappe is fit and will be in the starting 11 but coach Didier Deschamps can’t always count on him. We believe that this game between France and Poland just might end in under 2.5 goals.
France vs Poland prediction: Kylian Mbappe to score @ -120
Before the start of the World Cup, everyone’s eyes were on Karim Benzema who won the Ballon d’Or award for best player last year. Unfortunately, Real Madrid’s striker got injured and now the spotlight is on Kylian Mbappe up front.
There are very few players in the World who can match Kylian Mbappe’s lethal goal-scoring instincts. He’s been a delight for both PSG and France. The 2018 World champion is the top scorer for PSG in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Kylian Mbappe is also the top scorer for France in this World Cup.
He already bagged three goals and will be looking to extend his lead at the top as Cody Gakpo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi are right on his tail. The France vs Poland odds for a Kylian Mbappe goal are just too good to ignore.
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There are some amazing games yet to be played in the round of 16. Previously, Argentina and Australia faced each other in a vicious clash for the quarter-finals while the Netherlands had to play against an in-form US team. The remaining clashes for the round of 16 include Japan vs Croatia, Brazil vs South Korea, Morocco vs Spain, Portugal vs Switzerland, and the most important game for France and Poland – the England vs Senegal clash. We have many more World Cup predictions that you can access for free. Don’t miss out!