Stade Velodrome – 18th November at 20.00
Another exiting looking friendly match taking place tonight is France against Sweden at the Stade Velodrome. Unfortunately, Sweden’s star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature as he continues his recovery from injury.
However, the Swedes are not a one man team and come into this match on the back of a 5 game unbeaten run which includes creditable draws away against Austria and Montenegro. But, without Zlatan in their side to create and score goals, it will be hard for them to break down an impressive French defence.
Les Blues are themselves on a 5 game unbeaten run which includes victories over both Portugal and Spain but the most recent result was a disappointing draw at home against the improving Albanians just 4 days ago.
Didier Deschamps and the French fans will be hopeful of victory but with the likes of Loic Remy, Franc Ribery and Olivier Giroud not involved tonight, we could be in for a defensive battle with few goalscoring opportunities. With that in mind and the Asian handicap line set at 1.25 it makes more sense to back the visitors in what should be a low scoring match. The advised trade for the game is to back, Sweden +1.25 at 1.90.