class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>These two sides played out a 1-1 draw in Paris in March and there should be goals at both ends once again when they meet in Kyiv this weekend
The top two teams in Group D of UEFA World Cup qualifying meet on Saturday evening as France travel to Ukraine.
Didier Deschamps’ men are the current leaders but were held to a 1-1 draw by Bosnia on Wednesday night, and after being knocked out of Euro 2020 in the last 16 by Switzerland in June, the world champions are in need of a strong showing.
Ukraine for their part have drawn all four of their matches in the group, including their opener against France in March.
Ukraine vs France latest odds
The last game between the sides six months ago in Paris finished 1-1 and another stalemate is priced at 13/5 (3.60) with bet365.
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Ukraine are priced at 5/1 (6.00) to claim their first win of the tournament while France can be backed at 8/13 (1.53) .
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Ukraine vs France team news
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is suspended for France following his red card against Bosnia on Wednesday evening.
The 22-year-old is normally deployed at centre-back with his club but was playing at right-back for his country, and his place is likely to be taken by Lyon full-back Leo Dubois.
Ukraine are likely to field a similar starting XI to the side that drew against Kazakhstan in midweek.
Ukraine vs France preview
Ukraine have been an unpredictable side in 2021 with Andriy Shevchenko’s men reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 while also drawing with France in Paris, but then failing to beat Kazakhstan both home and away.
In World Cup qualifiers Ukraine boast a strong home record, losing just one of their last 12 games during which time they have recorded wins over France, Poland and Turkey, while drawing with England.
The hosts should be able to at least find the back of the net against a France side who have conceded in their last four matches, although the visitors remain clear favourites to claim a win.
Ukraine vs France tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 19/20 (1.95) and looks like a tempting option for the game, while France to concede but win can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) which offers excellent value.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.