class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The world champions recorded a low-scoring win in their last meeting with Kazakhstan and backing a repeat this weekend could prove profitable
France welcome Kazakhstan to Paris on Saturday as Didier Deschamps’ side aim to secure top spot in UEFA World Cup qualifying Group D.
The current world champions are three points clear of second-placed Ukraine and will all but guarantee their spot at Qatar 2022 with a win this weekend against the bottom team in the group.
France vs Kazakhstan latest odds
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Les Bleus are overwhelming favourites to record a success against a side whose only victory in World Cup qualifiers in the last 12 years came against San Marino in 2013.
France are priced at just 1/20 (1.05) with bet365 while Kazakhstan can be backed at 33/1 (34.00) and the draw offered at 12/1 (13.00).
France vs Kazakhstan first goalscorer
Antoine Griezmann has been France’s most prolific forward in recent qualifiers with the Atletico Madrid player netting four times in the last four matches in Group D.
The former Barcelona man can be backed at 10/3 (4.33) to break the deadlock behind Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe who are both priced at 13/5 (3.60).
It would be a staggering surprise if the first goal of the game came from the visitors and the shortest priced Kazakh player to score first is Oralkhan Omirtayev at 40/1 (41.00).
France vs Kazakhstan preview
These two sides met back in March with France running out 2-0 winners in Astana in a comfortable performance from Les Bleus.
The French have not been at their scintillating best during this qualifying competition, drawing home and away with Ukraine while also being held in Paris by Bosnia.
Their three wins have been by narrow margins (2-0, 1-0, 2-0) despite facing modest opponents and, while Deschamps’ men look set to record a win on Saturday night, perhaps the best value is to be found in opposing them to score plenty of goals.
In 2021 France have been restricted in competitive games against the likes of Bosnia, Hungary, Finland and Kazakhstan themselves and opposing the world champions running riot should appeal.
France vs Kazakhstan tips & predictions
France to win and score under 3.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) looks like a strong option and has paid out in all three of their World Cup qualifying wins in this tournament.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.