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In their second game under new head coach Jesse Marsch, Canada hope to show improvement as they face a brutal test overseas in their final pre-Copa America friendly against France on Sunday.

Les Rouges were torn apart in the second half of their 4-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Wednesday, getting to the break with a scoreless draw intact but powerless to prevent that melting away shortly after as the powerful Oranj attack shredded them.

There were positives to take from the game as Canada look to grasp Marsch’s very specific Red Bull tactics, but they were second-best across the final 45 minutes, displaying many of the same individual errors that doomed them at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The task only gets tougher as they match up against Euro 2024 powerhouse France who are gearing up for their major summer tournament, considered second-favorites for the coming European Championships. Les Bleus have reached the final of the last two World Cups and will present a monumental challenge for Canada in their final chance to get ready for the Copa America closer to home.

France vs. Canada prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: France (-600)
  • Score prediction: France 4-1 Canada

It would be reasonable to expect Canada to find a goal against a France side that leans more on its attacking onslaught and is likely to rotate its biggest stars, but they will find themselves again constantly under fire. It would be too much to ask Canada to spring an upset here against one of the world’s most formidable opponents.

  Sports Interaction
(Canada)
France win -600
Draw +600
Canada win +1150
Both teams
to score
Y: +100
N: -135
Over / Under
2.5 goals
O: +105
U: -150
France
-1.5 goals
-165
Canada
+1.5 goals
+120

France vs. Canada match facts

  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Kickoff Time: 9:15 p.m. local (3:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. PT)
  • Location: Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)
  • Last meeting: None (First meeting)

France vs. Canada best bet

The second half capitulation for Canada against the Netherlands will be a consistent theme for this side throughout the coming Copa America. As they look to grasp Jesse Marsch’s high-pressing tactics, they will likely cause problems for their opponents through the first 45 minutes, but maintaining that level of high-intensity pressure through the entire match is a truly difficult task.

Indeed, this was also a hallmark of Marsch’s Leeds United side in his doomed Premier League stint — not only did Leeds concede the most second-half goals of any club through the 2022/23 EPL season, but they conceded 62% of their goals after the break, second-most of any Premier League club behind only Arsenal. Expect to continue to be an issue for Canada, especially until they get a better handle on his very particular tactics.


France vs. Canada prop bet

Canada failed to score against the Netherlands, but they showed attacking life in the chaotic second half, finishing the match with two official “big chances” after finding just two total shots before the break.

Meanwhile, France have been more attack-minded in recent years after being criticized for leaning on their back line on the run to the 2018 FIFA World Cup title. Les Bleus have since decided to put more responsibility on the shoulders of their attacking stars, looking to outscore their opponents instead.

Prior to their 3-0 win over Luxembourg last time out, France had conceded two goals to three straight opponents, seeing Greece, Germany, and Chile all bag multiple goals. With Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David up front, Canada should be able to generate a few good opportunities in front of net against their world class opponents.

France vs. Canada live stream, TV channel

This international friendly will be televised in Canada on OneSoccer, the home for the Canadian national team. OneSoccer is available to stream on Fubo Canada.

In the United States, this match will be available on Fox Soccer Plus, which can be found streaming on Fubo USA.

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