France vs Italy: Live stream & match preview

first_imgFrance v Italy France vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, team news & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba France 2018 Getty Images France v Italy France Italy Friendlies Les Bleus are looking to continue their World Cup preparations when they take on an old rival on Friday France take on Italy on Friday looking for a good result in their penultimate friendly game ahead of the 2018 World Cup.Les Bleus are one of the favourites for the tournament after reaching the Euro 2016 final and are in good form at the moment after kicking off their serious preparation with a win earlier this week.Didier Deschamps’ men beat Ireland 2-0 on Monday and will be confident taking on a side missing out on a spot in the tournament. However, after starting his reign with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia, Roberto Mancini will be demanding a strong display. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! 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Game France vs Italy Date Friday, June 1 Time 20:00 BST/15:00 ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch Kylian Mbappe France 2018Watch France vs Italy live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.Squads & Team News Position France players Goalkeepers Lloris, Areola, Mandanda  Defenders Varane, Umtiti, Pavard, Kimpembe, Rami, Mendy, Hernandez, Sidibe Midfielders Kante, N’Zonzi, Pogba, Tolisso, Matuidi, Fekir, Lemar, Mbappe, Dembele, Thauvin Forwards Griezmann, Giroud Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann were all on the bench in their win over Ireland, but the trio could start against the Azzurri on Friday.Deschamps is expected to alter his starting XI slightly, but Olivier Giroud is likely to keep his place up front to play alongside Atletico Madrid star Griezmann.Meanwhile, there is a concern over Djibril Sidibe after he left training early on Wednesday, but he could still make the game.Potential starting XI: Lloris; Sidibe, Rami, Umtiti, Mendy; Mbappe, Kante, Pogba, Lemar; Giroud, Griezmann Position Italy players Goalkeepers Donnarumma, Perin, Sirigu Defenders Romagnoli, Bonucci, Caldara, Rugani, Criscito, Florenzi, Zappacosta, D’Ambrosio, De Sciglio Midfielders Jorginho, Pellegrini, Bonaventura, Cristante, Baselli, Mandragora, Insigne, Chiesa, Berardi, Verdi, Politano Forwards Belotti, Zaza, Balotelli New coach Roberto Mancini will hope to see Mario Balotelli continue his scoring form, even if he felt the Nice man could have done more for the side in their previous match.Domenico Criscito was the only defender to have been subbed off – after 88 minutes – in the match against Saudi Arabia, making it likely that Mancini is concentrating first on defensive solidity.However, despite facing such tough opposition, the former Man City boss could well ring the changes as he seeks to find his best starting XI and propel the Azzurri back to former glory.Potential starting XI: Donnarumma, Di Sciglio, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Darmian; Pellegrini, Jorginho, Florenzi; Politano, Belotti, InsigneBetting & Match Odds France are the favourites, according to dabblebet, and are available at 8/13, while Italy are priced 17/4 and a draw is 13/5.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Game Preview Mario Balotelli celebrating ItalyFrance are big favourites to win their World Cup group ahead of Australia, Denmark and Peru, but coach Deschamps will be hoping to iron out a few kinks in their last two matches.Taking on an Azzurri side still getting to terms with Roberto Mancini’s reign and not heading to Russia, France will be confident on Friday, especially as it has been 10 years since they lost to their rivals.Les Bleus have won the last two friendlies between them, with Italy’s last victory coming at Euro 2008, but the latter will be hoping Mancini’s new tenure is the beginning of a huge turnaround.Italy striker Mario Balotelli marked his return to international football with a goal against Saudi Arabia earlier in the week, but Mancini complained afterwards that he could have done “much better”.The ex-Manchester City star could be dropped for Friday’s encounter with Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza competing for his place.Considering the players on both sides, there is no shortage of dangerous talent with the likes of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Giroud taking on Andrea Belotti, Jorginho and Lorenzo Insigne.last_img