France vs Germany: Team Form
France topped Group H to qualify for Euro 2020 with ease, finishing above both Turkey and Iceland thanks to 8 wins from 10. France scored 25 goals during the campaign, conceding 6. Since then, France have gone unbeaten in their last five matches, a run which includes wins over Portugal and Sweden.
As for Germany, Joachim Low’s side won 7 out of 8 qualifying matches to reach the Euro 2020 finals. Their only defeat came away in Holland, with Serge Gnabry having scored eight goals during the campaign, the joint-highest in the group. However, it has been a mixed bag of results since then. A thumping 6-0 UEFA Nations League defeat against Spain was followed up with wins over Iceland and Romania, before a shock home defeat to North Macedonia left fans questioning their Euro 2020 aspirations.
Last 5 Match Results
- Portugal 0-1 France
- France 4-2 Sweden
- France 1-1 Ukraine
- Kazakhstan 0-2 France
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-1 France
- Germany 3-1 Ukraine
- Spain 6-0 Germany
- Germany 3-0 Iceland
- Romania 0-1 Germany
- Germany 1-2 North Macedonia
France vs Germany: Team News
France manager Didier Deschamps has some selection headaches ahead of kick-off, as he tries to fit the likes of Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, Griezmann into the starting XI. Having been injured at the back end of the season, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is unlikely to be named in the French squad, with Les Bleus turning to Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman instead. A host of Premier League talent could well feature, including N’Golo Kante, Tanguy Ndombele and Lucas Digne.
Germany perhaps don’t have the world stars that they once did, however they still have more than enough talent to challenge this summer. Premier League player Ilkay Gundogan, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger will all be hoping to start against France. Eleswhere, the experience of Toni Kroos and Joshua Kimmich could be invaluable.
Head to Head
The two teams met twice in 2018, coming in the UEFA Nations League. A goalless draw was played out in Germany, before France ran out 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture, with Antoine Griezmann scoring a double that day. Griezmann also scored two when France knocked Germany out of Euro 2016 at the semi final stage. Germany’s last win against France came at the 2014 World Cup, this time coming in the quarter finals.
There is little to choose between the two teams in terms of betting odds ahead of kick-off. Given their home status, it is Germany who are the favourites with most online bookmakers. They can be backed at odds of 6/4 with Betfred and Paddy Power, compared to the 9/5 price for France at 888Sport. A draw could well be worth considering too, especially at odds of 15/8 with Betfair. With matches involving the two teams rarely bringing a hatful of goals, betting on under 2.5 goals at 4/6 is an appealing market too.
Our France vs Germany Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for this Group F match between France and Germany is to bet on both teams to score during the 90 minutes. Odds of 4/5 can be found with bet365, Betfair and Betfred on this market, which is appealing given the attacking quality on show in Munich.