France will host Bulgaria for an international friendly at the Stade de France on Tuesday.
France go into this game after beating Ten Wales 3-0 on Thursday at Allianz Riviera. Goals from Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona strikers Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele secured victory for Didier Deschamps’ France. Liverpool right-back Neco Williams was sent off for Wales in the first half.
Bulgaria, on the other hand, lost 1-0 against Russia from Stanislav Cherchesov in an international friendly yesterday. A second-half penalty from Spartak Moscow striker Aleksandr Sobolev sealed the deal for Russia.
France vs. Bulgaria head-to-head
In 22 direct duels between the two teams, France is ahead. You have won 10 games, lost eight and drawn four.
The last time the two countries faced each other in 2017, France defeated Bulgaria 1-0. An early goal from midfielder Blaise Matuidi in the first half secured victory for France.
Form for France: WWWW
Bulgaria form guide: LDDLL
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France vs. Bulgaria Team News
France coach Didier Deschamps has an incredible range of talent and they are favorites to win the Euro 2020. Real Madrid duo Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Chelsea star N’Golo Kante and the Barcelona the Trio by Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Clement Lenglet have all been named.
Young players like Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, Seville central defender Jules Kounde and Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram could get a chance to shine against Bulgaria.
Bulgarian coach Yasen Petrov has meanwhile taken on young Bologna central defender Valentin Antov, Famalicao striker Bozhidar Kraev and Spezia striker Andrey Galabinov. It is a relatively inexperienced squad, with Levski Sofia’s goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov with 39 internationals and Slovan Bratislava’s central defender Vasil Bozhikov with 33 internationals the top players on the team.
There could be a potential debut for Arda Kardzhali midfielder Lachezar Kotev.
France vs. Bulgaria Probable XI
France forecast XI (4-3-3): Steve Mandanda, Leo Dubois, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Lucas Digne, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso, Adrien Rabiot, Ousmane Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman
Bulgaria Estimated XI (3-4-2-1): Nikolay Mihaylov, Vasil Bozhikov, Daniel Dimov, Andrea Hristov, Birsent Karagaren, Petar Vitanov, Ivaylo Chochev, Momchil Tsvetanov, Kiril Despodev, Dimitar Iliev, Andrey Galabinov
France vs. Bulgaria prediction
France are the favorites to win Euro 2020 and given the strength and depth of the squad, Didier Deschamps’ side are certainly an extremely dangerous side with multiple match winners.
Bulgaria, on the other hand, narrowly lost to Russia. Yasen Petrov named an inexperienced squad, but players like Andrey Galabinov and Bozhidar Kraev can cause problems.
France will be the favorites to win this game.
Forecast: France 3-0 Bulgaria
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