The top side in Leauge A Group 3 faces off against the bottom side in the UEFA Nations League this week. France will be playing host to side Sweden. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Stadio de France with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
France head into the match with their heads held high after securing a spot next year’s finals. Sweden will be looking to pull off a shocker in their bid to avoid relegation from the group this Tuesday.
World Champions had to overcome European champions Portugal during the weekend in a thrilling 1-0 win. The win saw the side secure a spot in the competition’s finals to take place in 2021.
Les Blues suffered a shocking defeat to Finland before proceeding to record a win against Portugal. Rui Patricio made several impressive saves for the night that almost shuttered the hopes of France. However, a save landed in the way of Ng’olo Kante, who converted on the spot to seal the winning goal.
France currently possesses 13 points from a possible 15 with a superior head to head record against Portugal. The Tuesday match will mark France’s last clash before next year’s European Championships.
The best chance for Sweden to survive from Relegation this weekend is if the side can defy all odds and register a win against France. It remains the only option for the side to stay in League A this Tuesday.
France vs. Sweden Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other, with France takes four wins while Sweden has two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Portugal 0-1 France
France 0-2 Sweden
Croatia 1-2 France
France 0-0 Portugal
France 7-1 Ukraine
Sweden 2-1 Croatia
Denmark 2-0 Sweden
Portugal 3-0 Sweden
Croatia 2-1 Sweden
Russia 1-2 Croatia
France Team News
Ng’olo Kante will play no part in the group’s final group game after picking his second booking during their win against Portugal. Tolisso and Sissoko are options for deputizing Kante in the heart of midfield. Marcus Thuram is garnering for earning his first competitive start.
Sweden Team News
After the win against Croatia, Andersson will be looking to make several changes to the starting XI. Albin Ekdal received his second booking of the tournament last weekend, meaning he will miss out. Robin Quaison could receive a starting role.
Prediction and Odds
Sweden last won against France in 2017, and we expect them to put their best foot forward to make a win.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score