The quality in the French and German teams is evident and they've become familiar rivals in recent years. This fixture is a repeat of the France v Germany Euro 2016 semi-final. Check out our full betting preview for the latest team news, match odds and betting predictions.
France 🇫🇷 Team News
Having won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championships in 2000 as a player, France boss Didier Deschamps is looking to repeat the feat as a coach exactly 20 years later. Les Bleus qualified for the Euro 2020 finals by finishing top of Group H, with a record P10 W8 D1 L1.
Didier Deschamps, France coach...
"It's a massive game to start with. It's a massive game for us but also for the Germans, because we are both among the top European nations. The objective is to be effective in both boxes, because that's where the game will be decided."
France Predicted Lineup
Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernández; Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé
Key Player: Antoine Griezmann
The France and Barcelona striker has been key to Deschamps' national team success. He bagged three goals and seven assist in qualifying, showing he's more than just a goalscorer. Greizmann also has a fantastic record against the Germans, his two goals knocked Die Mannschaft out at the Euro 2020 semi-finals stage and also scored twice against them in the Nations League meeting in October 2018.
Germany 🇩🇪 Team News
Die Mannschaft are competing in their 13th consecutive European Championship finals. They have won the tournament three times (1972, 1980 and 1996) and also finished runners-up three times. Joachim Low's team qualified for Euro 2020 as winners of Group C, edging out the Netherlands for top spot with a record of P8 W7 D0 L1.
Joachim Löw, Germany coach...
"You can feel positive tension in the air and anticipation. I really thought 'finally!' when I got on the bus to come here. I’m calm, relaxed, and think that in the last 14 days we have done what we wanted to. Tomorrow it’ll be important to see what the team has shown in those couple of weeks against such a top-class team like France."
Germany Predicted Lineup
Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kimmich, Gündoğan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Müller, Gnabry
Key Player: Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos is pivotal to Germany's success, they simply have to get him on the ball. All the German attacking intent will start with Kroos, he dictates the tempo and pace of the game. Hugely influential for his club side Real Madrid in La Liga, he'll be looking to add more international honours to his impressive tally in this tournament.
France v Germany Head to Head
Over the years there have been 31 matches between the two sides. The French lead the way with 14 victories compared to the Germans 9, with games ending all square. The French have recent good form against the Germans, unbeaten in the last 5 matches (W3 D2), they'll be looking to continue that good run in their tournament opener.
France v Germany Match Prediction
This is likely to be another tight affair and one which is hard to predict a winner. What is apparent is the abundance of goalscoring talent on display, both sids have the ability to score goals and this is where we'll focus our bets.
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