Euro 2020 is getting close and France will face their last test before the long-awaited tournament begins. Bulgaria will be visiting them today at Stade de France in Paris, where the national team will play in front of a number of fans. Here, find out all you need to know about this game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Les Bleus will play their last preparation match for the European Championship, where the group of death is waiting for them. Didier Deschamps' boys will face a tough challenge in the competition, and this game could give them a boost to head to it full of hope.
Bulgaria will return to the field for the third time in this international break. Coach Yasen Petrov still has the task of leading his team to better places, as former manager Gueorgui Dermedjiev failed to guide it to Euro 2020 and also suffered relegation in the Nations League. Will Bulgaria upset the world champions to gain confidence?
France vs Bulgaria: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 3:10 PM (ET)
Location: Stade de France, Paris
France vs Bulgaria: Time by State in the US
ET: 3:10 PM
CT: 2:10 PM
MT: 1:10 PM
PT: 12:10 PM
France vs Bulgaria: Storylines
France head to this game after putting three past Wales in what turned to be a comfortable affair for them. Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembélé were all on target as Karim Benzema made his first appearance in about six years with the team.
For the upcoming match in the capital city, there will be up to 5,000 fans allowed inside the Stade de France, which will help to create an atmosphere and will also serve as motivation for Les Bleus before they fully focus on Euro 2020.
Meanwhile, Bulgaria will travel to Paris after suffering a dramatic defeat at the hands of Russia last Saturday. Before that, Petrov's side was also unable to beat Slovakia as both shared the points in a 1-1 draw. It hasn't been quite the expected beginning for the coach's tenure, and the next task seems even harder.
How to watch or live stream France vs Bulgaria in the US
The game between France and Bulgaria to be played at Stade de France for an international friendly will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+.
France vs Bulgaria: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions ahead of this match, and they see the hosts as strong favorites. DraftKings has given France odds of -835, while Bulgaria have +2000, and a tie would result in a +800 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.