- France has scored 19 goals and conceded 8 goals, average getting 1.90 goals per game in the last 10 matches.
- Wales have lost 100% of their last five away friendlies, failing to find the net in 80% of their games.
- Wales has scored 13 goals and conceded 6 goals, average getting 1.30 goals per game in thre last 10 matches.
- France’s last 5 matches have beaten Belarus, Bulgaria, England, and Netherlands, with 2 victories each side of that draw with Luxembourg. At home they are unbeaten in five games, with four wins and one draw to their name since then.
HEAD TO HEAD
- This will be the first meeting between these two nations.
- Hugo Lloris is injured and not with the France squad, which presents an opportunity for one of his understudies to impress Didier Deschamps.
- Raphael Varane carries a knock into the international break, which may see Samuel Umtiti partner Laurent Koscielny at the heart of France’s defence.
- Christophe Jallet should return at right-back with Djibril Sidibe sidelined through injury. Olivier Giroud picked up a knock in training but should be fit to play on Friday.
- Corentin Tolisso and Adrien Rabiot will look to make the most of the international break with Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante unavailable, while Steven N’Zonzi will be looking to make his France debut.
- Anthony Martial has the chance to make his first apperance for France since Euro 2016 with Thomas Lemar unavailable, though, faces competition from Kingsley Coman.
- The absence of Gareth Bale is a huge blow for Wales’ chances of disrupting France’s preparation for the 2018 World Cup. Barnsley’s Tom Bradshaw has been called up as Bale’s replacement.
- Jonathan Williams has also withdrawn from the squad for matches against France and Panama and been replaced by Barnsley midfielder Ryan Hedges.
- Hal Robson-Kanu and Emyr Huws are also sidelined and have been replaced by Barnsley’s Lloyd Isgrove and Wigan Athletic’s Lee Evans, respectively.
- Joe Ledley and Tom Lawrence both missed training on Monday and underwent precautionary scans, but are expected to recover in time for Friday’s match.
- Ashley Willliams, Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey were rested from Monday’s session after playing for their clubs on Sunday. They will all start against France.
- FRANCE TO WIN AT FULL TIME AT 1.28 SPORTPESA ODDS