PREVIEW & TIPS FOR France vs Colombia
France and Colombia measure their strength at the Stade de France, who will be the first friendly of the year for both teams. There is no record of direct clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last clash was played on 03-06-2008 and ended with the result: France (1-0) Colombia. In this meeting the house factor could play an important role, since Colombia presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
France Team News
The home team contests its first friendly of the year, having played 5 a year earlier with the following results: Germany (2-2) France, France (2-0) Wales, France (3-2) England, France 5-0) Paraguay and France (0-2) Spain. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside of its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Germany for (2-2). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, France have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1. Their attack has regularly scored as they have managed to make it 8 out of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as in 15 of their last 17 matches there were over 1.5 goals and in 12 of the last 17 there were over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times but managed to round the score in 3.
France vs Colombia Stats
The French team arrives at this game with a draw against Germany, world champion in 2014, 2-2, however, they added the seventh consecutive meeting without losing in several competitions: Lacazette was the great star of the challenge to score two goals. In this game against Colombia coach Didier Deschamps should use an eleven very similar to the last clash, aligned in 4-3-3, with Antoine Griezmann, Giroud and Mbappé being the most advanced men in the team. Recall that the French have shown quality in both sectors, having scored on average 2 goals and suffered on average 0.9 goals per game, this in the last 10 games. For this friendly the coach can not count on Tolisso and Koscielny, both injured.
Colombia Team News
The visiting team contests its first friendly of the year, having played 5 in the previous year with the following results: China PR (0-4) Colombia, South Korea (2-1) Colombia, Cameroon (0-4) Colombia, Spain (2-2) Colombia and Brazil (1-0) Colombia. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with China PR by (0-4). In the last 10 matches played out for all competitions, Colombia won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly as they have scored goals in 9 of their last 10 matches. In 15 games, he has never been able to get his mark back in the five games in which he suffered the first goal.
Colombia start with a 0-4 triumph in China, returning to triumph after five straight games to taste the victory. The last triumph of the Colombian selection was against Cameroon by 0-4. In this match against France coach José Néstor Pékerman should keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the low block and the direct balls to Falcao: this player is the great highlight of the Colombians, being this owner of great quality when finalizing . In the image of his adversary, England displays competence in the defensive and offensive line: scored on average 1.7 goals and suffered on average 0.8 goals per game. It seems that there is no lack of weight for this friendly.