France launched their World Cup qualifying campaign in pretty dismal fashion with a goal-less draw in Belarus, however they bounced back from that disappointing result to storm to the top of their group with subsequent victories over Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Sweden.
The French will now be looking to make it four wins on the trot when they travel to struggling Luxembourg this weekend and even the most optimistic home supporter won’t be too confident about the chances of the hosts against Didier Deschamps’ men.
Luxembourg have only managed a single point from their four qualifying games so far and with just two wins in their last 29 outings we’re not too optimistic about their chances of denting France’s qualification quest on Saturday.
The hosts have nevertheless shown signs of improvement and they haven’t as yet been thrashed in the competition, however they will be up against the group’s best team by a long way and this will become all too obvious as the game progresses. Les Bleus have been enjoying some excellent form and have won all of their previous fourteen games against Luxembourg, therefore we expect them to make it fifteen on the bounce by winning in emphatic fashion this weekend.
We’ll be looking to Antoine Griezmann to get his name onto the scoresheet and set his country on the way to another three points this weekend. Griezmann scored six goals in seven Euro 2016 appearances but has managed to find the net just once in his last five international outings. He has nevertheless been having few problems hitting the target at Atletico Madrid and this clash with Luxembourg will present him with a perfect opportunity to once again get amongst the international goals.