A place in the World Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when France and Poland square off against each other at Al Thumama Stadium. Here are the best options to bet France vs. Poland with the moneyline, spread, and over/under odds.
France vs Poland Betting Lines
France: World-Class Squad
France may have lost their last group match against Tunisia, but they played almost all backups, having already confirmed a knockout place by then and able to rotate the squad. Still, Les Bleus should have had an equalizing goal had Antoine Griezmann not been called offside.
France was walking wounded coming into the tournament, with Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku sent home from the preliminary squad and replaced by younger talent. Marcus Thuram is a possible doubt due to illness, while Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe, Mike Maignan, and Lucas Hernandez have all been forced off the roster.
France striker Olivier Giroud needs just one goal to move alone atop France’s all-time leading goalscorers list. Giroud has 51 goals, the same as legendary Thierry Henry for most in a France shirt. After a big turnover against Tunisia, Didier Deschamps should align his strong lineup for this meeting after outrageously rotating his workforce against Tunisia.
Kylian Mbappe, already the author of three goals in the tournament, could put the opposing defense to torture. The Eduardo Camavinga experiment at left-back is unlikely to stick, though, with Theo Hernandez returning. France is too strong for Poland, and we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Scoop on Free Play from the Locker Room
Poland made it out of their group by the skin of their teeth. Their most recent game with Argentina was both a great example of their limitations and a glimpse of what to expect for this clash with France
Poland scored in just one of its three group games, with their two strikes both coming against Saudi Arabia. Head coach Czeslaw Michniewicz knows that his side has to improve if they are to have any chance against the World Cup title holders. The coach will once again set up his side to contain and counter, though they did not do much of the latter as Robert Lewandowski was isolated. If you’re betting online, you should fade Poland.
Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has made the most saves out of anyone at the World Cup with 19, including nine in the first half against Argentina, a record for most saves in a half in World Cup history. Poland is mostly fit, but there’s a slight injury issue for defender Bartek Bereszynski, an important player sitting on 49 international caps. He started and played 72 minutes for Poland the last time out, which suggests he’s nearly worked his way back to full fitness.
France vs Poland Match Information
- Match: France vs Poland
- Day/Time: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan)
- France vs Poland Live Stream: fubo.tv
France vs Poland Picks & Prediction
- Worth Betting the Moneyline?
The World Cup reigning champs enter this clash as heavy favorites at -350 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while Poland is priced at +1100. France looked strong in the group stage and remains one of the favorites to go all the way in Qatar and lift the trophy. Up next for Didier Deschamps’ squad is a match against a Poland side that only just made it out of their group on goal difference.
Robert Levandowski and his teammates will have to perform much better than they have done so far in this competition if they want to make it through to the quarter-finals. Unfortunately for them and their fans, they will return home after this clash as we don’t give them any chance to advance. Still, there’s no value in backing France at this price.
- Worth Betting ATS?
France has kept clean sheets in each of their last three meetings with Poland, and the Polish failed to score in two of their three group games at the World Cup. France’s attacking line is way too strong for Poland and we expect Les Bleus to cover the -1½ spread at -115.
- Worth Betting the Totals?
The goal line is set at 2½ with the under priced at even money. France has been involved in eight encounters in which a maximum of two goals have been scored. Given that 13 of the previous 17 Poland away games at this elite level have followed the same pattern, anyone expecting this clash to serve up more than two goals is likely to be disappointed. That’s why we are backing the under.
Score Prediction: France 2, Poland 0
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.