France vs Netherlands Preview and Prediction: France to Win 1-0 at 11/2
France and Netherlands will play their seventh World Cup Qualifier match at the Stade de France in Saint Denis on Thursday, 31st August.
The last meeting between these teams was the reverse of this fixture in October last year and France won 0 – 1. France also won their two previous matches with the Netherlands, 2 – 3 in March 2016 and 2 – 0 in May 2014. The Netherlands last defeated France in June 2008 when they won 4 – 1.
France is currently second in their qualifying group, tied on 13 points with top placed Sweden. In June they defeated England 3 – 2 and Paraguay 5 – 0 but they also lost 2 – 1 to Sweden. The Netherlands are third in the qualifying group with 10 points, just one point above Bulgaria. They are coming to this match on a three game winning streak having defeated Luxembourg, the Ivory Coast and Monaco in recent months.
The Netherlands have shown that they can play quality football but they have a poor track record against France and are likely to have an extremely tough match.
A 1 – 0 win for France is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports offering odds of 11/2 and 5/1 respectively.
Paddy Power Odds: 4/7 France to Win, 5/2 for a Draw and 4/1 Netherlands to Win
Boyle Sports: 7/10 France to Win, 12/5 for a Draw and 9/2 Netherlands to Win