Kazakhstan 0-0-0, France 0-1-0
3/28/21 9 am
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Kazakhstan is welcoming France to Astana Arena in round 2 of the World Cup Qualifications.
Kazakhstan is not a good team, and they haven’t won any of their last 6 games, while losing 4 of those 6 games, including their last 2 games in a row. Any group in these qualifications would have been a tough one for Kazakhstan, and so is this one, and I just don’t see Kazakhstan winning a game here, especially getting anywhere near that second place. In their last game against Lithuania, Kazakhstan has had 43% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 72% of the correct passes. Kazakhstan actually had the lead in this game, and they have had a point in their pocket until the 94th minute when they conceded a goal, and Kazakhstan has lost this match 1-2. This is the first game of these qualifications for Kazakhstan, and they couldn’t have gotten a harder opponent, and even though they are playing at home, it won’t help them at all. Kazakhstan doesn’t have any well-known players, and most of them are playing in their national league.
France is one of the best teams in Europe, and they were on a 2-game winning streak until their last game against Ukraine where France slipped. It was a few days ago in round 1 of the World Cup Qualifications, and it was at home. France was the better team in that game with 63% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. France has gotten ahead in the 19th minute, and they have had many chances after that, but France couldn’t score another goal, while Ukraine tied the score in the 57th minute, actually, it was France’s own goal. The final score of this match was 1-1. Griezmann is the leading goalscorer for France with 1 goal so far, and he is expected to start in this match as well. Of course, Kazakhstan is a much weaker opponent than Ukraine is, but some other players will need to step up for France in this match. I’m pretty sure France will end these qualifications at the top of their group, and I think that will start in this match. France is one of the favorites to win the Euro Cup this summer, but I think it will be hard unless France starts using more of its chances.
Kazakhstan and France have never played against each other. It’s clear who is the better team here, and I don’t think France will have much trouble winning this game, and I see them scoring quite a few goals in this one.