Match Preview: Russia 1-3 France Prediction and Betting Tips | International (Friendly)

Russia – France betting tips for today, March 27, 2018.
Kick-off: 16:50
Football: International – Friendly
Tip: Away Win
Odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: bet365
Match Result: 1:3 WON!!!

Match Preview

Russia host France at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium in an international friendly game on Tuesday. The Russians will have the opportunity to test themselves against a potential candidate for the World Cup (WC) title, whilst France have a great opportunity to play in one of the stadiums hosting the WC this summer.
In the 1998/99 Euro qualifiers, Russia played against Les Bleus and lost at home 3-2 but won the reverse fixture 3-2 at the Stade de France, and in the process became the first team ever to beat France at the Stade de France.
Directly qualified for the 2018 World Cup as host country, Russia have played few official matches in the last two years (six). Stanislav Cherchesov’s men come into this game after playing five straight friendly home matches (W1, D2, L2), including a 3-0 loss against Brazil last Friday.
After finishing top of WC qualifiers Group F ahead of Sweden and the Netherlands, France are one of the favourites to lift the WC trophy this summer. Following two good results in friendly matches at home against Wales (2-0) and in Germany (2-2), Didier Deschamp’s side were then surprisingly defeated 3-2 at home by Colombia last Friday – after taking a 2-0 lead!
Players to watch: Russian striker Fedor Smolov has 11 goals in all international competitions – including three goals in his last five international matches.
France’s current top scorer Olivier Giroud has 30 international goals – the seventh best total in France’s history. He has found the net in three of his last four international appearances.
Stat attack: Russia are on a run of four straight friendly home fixtures without a win (D2, L2), conceding at least two goals in three of their last five.
France have lost only one of their last eight matches in all competitions (W5, D2, L1), scoring at least two goals in six of them.
Clashes between these two sides are usually high scoring affairs with at least five goals scored in three of their last four encounters in all competitions.