France vs Scotland Friendly Preview

France host Scotland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, in an international friendly.

With UEFA Euro 2024 qualification already confirmed for both France and Scotland, this friendly will give both teams a chance to size one another up ahead of a potential meeting at next summer’s tournament.


Team News

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France have no fresh injury concerns to report after their away win against Netherlands in UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying.

Scotland will be without Andrew Robertson after he suffered a dislocated shoulder during their defeat to Spain last Thursday.

Aaron Hickey has also withdrawn which has meant a maiden senior international call up for Max Johnston, in order to bolster Steve Clarke’s options at fullback.


When is Kick-Off?

France host Scotland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, on Tuesday 17 October in a 9pm CEST (8pm UK Time) kick-off, live on Viaplay Sport 1 in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • France have won each of their last five international friendlies against Scotland (W5).
  • Scotland have won two of seven friendlies played away against France (W2, L5).
  • France have scored ten goals in their last three friendlies against Scotland without conceding (W3).
  • Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus have scored seven goals at home in all competitions this year without conceding, of which three goals were scored by Kylian Mbappe.
  • Scotland are looking to avoid suffering three consecutive defeats in all competitions for the first time since September-October 2019.



Having secured their qualification for the Euros away from home, France will certainly be eager to give the home crowd a proper celebratory victory if they bring the same dominance and clinical quality which saw them defeat the Netherlands.

Scotland meanwhile will feel slightly disappointed by how they lost to a dominant Spain with two mistakes proving costly, but La Roja then did the Tartan Army a favour in Oslo to hand them qualification which takes a lot of pressure of them in their last three games of the year.

Clarke’s Tartan Army though will need to once again be resilient defensively against a fearsome France team who have quality in abundance, whilst also taking their chances which they didn’t do against Spain but I just can’t see them beating the Les Bleus given their away form in France.

Prediction: France 2-1 Scotland

Result: France 4-1 Scotland

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