Competition: World Cup qualifying
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
Already securing their spot at next year’s World Cup finals, France will be hoping to end their qualifying campaign with a flurry when they make the trip to Finland on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Finland might open Tuesday’s finale sat in pole position to secure a spot at next year’s World Cup finals, they could have a nervy night on their hands. Sat holding just a two-point buffer over the chasing Ukraine in that lucrative play-off spot, Head Coach Markku Kanerva will be desperate for his side to show their resolve. Although the Whites might have been left heartbroken after their 2-1 defeat against Ukraine last month, they have managed to bounce back. Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they secured a deserved 3-1 win away in Bosnia, back-to-back qualifying victories should keep the mood in their camp at a high. Shocking many as Finland secured a 2-0 friendly win when they made the trip to Paris last year, Kanerva and his squad know that they could need a similar display if they’re to wrap up second-place.
As for the visitors, managing to book their spot at next year’s World Cup finals over the weekend, France really couldn’t have made much more of a statement on home soil. Breezing past Kazakhstan and helped by four goals from Kylian Mbappe, the defending world champions stormed their way to an 8-0 romp. Claiming the Nations League title after overcoming fellow giants Spain on October 10th, Head Coach Didier Deschamps finds his side enjoying a four-match winning run across all formats. With that run also highlighted by an action-packed 3-2 win against world number one nation Belgium last month, Les Bleus will be looking to end their qualifying run with another flurry. Boasting a squad that is glittering with a host of attacking stars, we’re backing what could be a lively affair on Tuesday night.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Finland vs France 1/1 for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying showdown @ 888sport
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