The international window begins this week with exciting friendlies in Europe. France and Wales face off today at the Allianz Riviera in a thrilling match looking to test themselves ahead of Euro 2020. Here, find out everything you'll need to know about this game, such as match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Les Bleus will be back to action for the first time since March, when they've recorded two wins and one draw in their first games of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. With the long-awaited return of Karim Benzema to the national team, Didier Deschamps' side will face an interesting challenge to prepare for the Euros.
For Wales, it will mean an even bigger test as they'll need to prove if they can compete against the world champions. Coach Robert Page hopes to lead his squad to a good finish in the European Championship, and this match may provide him a good outlook before its debut next week.
France vs Wales: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 3:05 PM
Location: Allianz Riviera, Nice
France vs Wales: Time by State in the US
ET: 3:05 PM
CT: 2:05 PM
MT: 1:05 PM
PT: 12:05 PM
France vs Wales: Storylines
The reigning world champions have begun their path towards Qatar 2022 in great fashion. Even though they were held by Ukraine in the opening match, France have comfortably defeated 2-0 Kazakhstan and also earned a narrow 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
With their sights set on Euro 2020, Didier Deschamps has called up Karim Benzema five years later since his last appearance with the national colors. Ahead of an important tournament for Les Bleus, the upcoming game might also see Jules Kounde making his senior debut.
Meanwhile, this friendly means a good chance for Wales before they kick off the European Championship campaign. With Gareth Bale possibly among the starters, Robert Page's boys will try to come out strongly ahead of the continental tournament.
How to watch or live stream France vs Wales in the US
The international friendly to be played between France and Wales at Allianz Riviera in Nice will be broadcast in the US by TUDN.com, TUDN USA, ESPN2, and TUDN App.
France vs Wales: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this game, and, as expected, they see the world champions as favorites. FanDuel has given France odds of -480, while Wales have +1100, and a tie would result in a +450 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.