France vs KazakhstanWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Nov 13, 2021, Parc des Princes
FRANCE will qualify for the 2022 World Cup if they win against Kazakhstan at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night.
With their two remaining games against Kazakhstan and Finland, the reigning world champions are almost certain to secure top spot in Group D .
Didier Deschamps' star-studded side stuttered with draws against Bosnia and Ukraine in the last two international breaks but still hold a three-point lead over the Blue and Yellow with two games to play.
Buoyed by their Nations League triumph last time out, Les Bleus will be confident of picking up a positive result in their penultimate Group D fixture with Kazakhstan.
Unsurprisingly, Talgat Baysufinov's team are propping up the table and they are in fact the only team with nothing but pride left to play for ahead of the final two rounds of fixtures.
To their credit, Kazakhstan have drawn three of their seven pool fixtures to date but it will be fair to say that there will be a huge step up in class in the French capital.
France, who have avoided defeat inside 90 minutes across their last 14 matches, are red-hot favourites at 1/25 with SBK.
This fixture has thrown up another international mismatch and it's therefore a case of having to get creative in order to eke out a backable price.
I'll therefore head to the Bet Builder market and combine France half time/full time and under five match goals at 20/21 with Bet 365.
Didier Deschamps has an awesome array of attacking talent at his disposal but he is a manager who is happy to sacrifice flair for success.
A mere four of France's last 23 international assignments have ended with over four match goals, with under 2.5 backers collecting in 10 of the last 15 matches involving the world champions.
What's more, each of France's three Group D triumphs to date have featured fewer than five match goals.
With that in mind, I'm more than happy to side with home win and under five goals here, but to boost the odds, I'll also back the French to be leading at the interval.
Kazakhstan are winless in seven pool outings and have very little to play for, so Les Bleus should dictate the tempo of the game and get the job done with a professional performance at the Parc des Princes
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in the reverse fixture earlier on this year and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the same formula in the French capital on Saturday night.
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