All eyes will be on Allianz Arena on Tuesday as Germany host France in a blockbuster Group F clash at Euro 2020.
The European powerhouses and World Cup winners of the last two editions are set to renew hostilities, although they’ve played each other quite frequently in recent times.
In the last Euros, Les Blues secured a 2-0 victory in the semi-finals. Germany held France to a goalless stalemate at home in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League, before losing again on French soil in the return leg, going down 2-1.
Die Mannschaft are no mugs either. Packed to the rafters with elite figures, their form has nosdived in the last few years. Nothing sums this up better than their shock 2-1 loss to North Macedonia in a recent World Cup qualifier.
France vs Germany predictions:
- France have won six of their last seven games.
- France are unbeaten in their past five games against Germany on German soil.
- Antoine Griezmann has scored eight goals in his last 11 games.
- Germany are taking part in their 13th European Championship, more than any other team.
The spoils are closely shared between the sides in 31 previous clashes, with France narrowly edging ahead of Germany with 14 victories to 10.
This will be the sixth meeting between France and Germany at a major tournament, but their first in the group stages. So far, their head-to-head record is perfectly balanced with two wins each and a draw.
France and Germany’s only previous European Championship encounter was in the 2016 semi-finals – France won 2-0, with Antoine Griezmann scoring both goals.
France look the stronger of the two having won six of their last seven matches, warming up for this one with two thumping 3-0 victories. The French claimed four points when the two met in the Nations League in 2018 and with great form behind them our predictions side with the French to win it.
The attacking power at Germany’s disposal makes a France clean sheet seem somewhat incomprehensible, but Deschamps’s men have the defensive tools needed to shut up shop against any opposition in Europe.
Germany’s talented strike force will make it difficult for France to register a clean sheet, although Joechim Loew’s men are no longer the force they once were.
Les Blues, despite being the ‘away’ side here, are the favorites in the tie and expect the likes of Mbappe and Griezmann to make a difference.
Our prediction: France win @ 2.74