France vs Germany Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Friendlies

France vs Germany Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Friendlies

France vs Germany Match Preview

  • Tournament – Friendlies
  • Date – Saturday, March 23
  • Kick-off Time – 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Groupama Stadium, France

The two heavyweights of world football will face off in a friendly in the ongoing international break.

France have been in excellent form as they remained unbeaten in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers. They won seven and drew one of their eight games and topped their group. After narrowly missing out on the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar in 2022, Les Bleus will be keen to win the Euros this summer.

Germany, meanwhile, have gone through a tough time recently. They have lost six of their last 10 games, winning twice and drawing twice. They sacked Hansi Flick last year and have brought in Julian Nagelsmann for the Euro 2024, which is to be held in Germany.

The upcoming friendlies will also be the first time Toni Kroos will feature in Germany’s colors having announced his return from retirement.

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Team News

France
France have been in excellent form (Pic credits: Getty)

France are without Boubacar Kamara, Ibrahima Konate and Kingsley Coman for the two friendlies this month due to their respective injuries.

Meanwhile, Germany are without Grischa Promel and Jona Hofmann due to injuries.

France vs Germany Predicted Lineups

France:

Goalkeeper: Mike Maignan
Defenders: Jonathan Clauss, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez
Midfielders: Warren Zaire-Emery, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann
Attackers: Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram, Ousmane Dembele

Germany:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Benjamin Henrichs, Antonio Rudiger, Mats Hummels, Jonathan Tah
Midfielders: Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Julian Brandt
Attackers: Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Niklas Fullkrug

France vs Germany Head-to-Head

France have beaten Germany five times in their previous 10 meetings, with Die Mannschaft winning thrice. Two of their encounters have ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Germany 2-1 France – Friendlies – September 13, 2023

France 1-0 Germany – UEFA Euro 2020 Group Stage – June 16, 2021

France 2-1 Germany – UEFA Nations League Group Stage – October 17, 2018

Germany 0-0 France – UEFA Nations League Group Stage – September 7, 2018

Germany 2-2 France – Friendlies – November 15, 2017

France vs Germany Prediction

Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos returns to Germany national team (Pic credits: Getty)

France have been in sensational form in recent years. They came close to winning the FIFA World Cup in 2022, losing against Argentina on penalties. However, they bounced back well in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers. Moreover, their star players like Kylian Mbappe are in form for their clubs.

Germany, meanwhile, are hoping to get back to form under Julian Nagelsmann. They have qualified for the Euro 2024 being a host country but will need a big turnaround to compete for the trophy.

Predicted Score: France 3-1 Germany 

Betting Tips and Odds (subject to change)

Odds

  • France win – 1.85
  • Germany win – 4.10
  • Draw – 3.90
  • Odds source – Oddspedia.com

Betting tips

  • France win – 1.85

Where to Watch

  • India – Sony Network/SonyLiv
  • UK – Channel 4
  • US – FOX Sports
  • France- DAZN
  • Germany- DAZN

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