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France v Germany betting tips: Munich hosts heavyweight showdown

| 13.06.2021
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Preview and odds for Euros Group F clash

This Group F opener between France and Germany sees the last two winners of the World Cup pitted against each other in an intriguing European Championship battle at the Allianz Arena.

France reached the final on home soil in this competition five years ago, losing in extra-time to Portugal, while Germany have reached at least the semi-final stage on eight occasions from the last 11 editions of the tournament.

Tuesday’s match is live on ITV and kicks off at 8pm as we look at some selections for France v Germany betting tips.

France v Germany match odds

Les Bleus will have to do it the hard way if they are to add to their previous European crowns from 1984 and 2000 as they negotiate Germany, defending champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F.

Didier Deschamps’ side are favourites to win the competition in the Euro 2020 outright odds at 4/1 but will give away ‘home’ advantage in their first group-stage match as Munich is a tournament host.

Despite this, France are 33/20 to come out victorious on matchday one, while Germany are slight underdogs at 17/10.

Les Bleus have an array of attacking talent in their ranks but have been solid in defence in the build up to the tournament, recording four successive clean sheets – their longest such run since March-June 2008.

‘No’ in the both teams to score market is priced at 10/11 and France are 16/5 to win to nil – which they have done in each of those four fixtures.

Germany finished their European Championship preparations with a bang, winning 7-1 at home to Latvia. Three of their previous five matches have seen over 2.5 goals, which can be backed at 11/10.

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France v Germany head-to-head

These two teams already know plenty about each other due to the world-class talent on show but it is France who have had the upper hand in recent meetings.

Les Bleus are unbeaten in their previous five fixtures against Germany, winning four of those. Die Mannschaft’s last win was during their 2014 World Cup success.

France were held to a goalless draw – which is priced at 7/1 – in the 2018 Nations League campaign at the same venue before an Antoine Griezmann brace helped overcome an early Toni Kroos penalty in the return leg.

They met five years ago in this competition at the semi-final stage and it was Griezmann who came up trumps once again to score both goals and secure a 2-0 victory.

Previous XI

France vs Germany - Football tactics and formations
France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Tolisso, Kante, Pogba, Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema.

Germany: Neuer, Rudiger, Ginter, Hummels, Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens, Havertz, Muller, Gnabry.

Team news

France boss Didier Deschamps has a fully-fit squad to select from while Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hoffman is the only player unavailable for Germany.

Key battles

The striking options will be key to success in Munich and Deschamps has a selection dilemma for the opening match.

Karim Benzema is an injury doubt after coming off in the first half of their final friendly against Bulgaria and was replaced by Olivier Giroud, who increased his international goal tally to 46 with a brace.

Benzema is likely to start if he has recovered from the knock and is 5/1 to open the scoring and 5/2 to net anytime, while Giroud is 11/2 and 14/5 in the respective markets.

Griezmann has scored a brace in two separate matches against Germany and is 25/1 to score two or more, while he is also 11/2 to break the deadlock and 14/5 to score anytime.

Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry has led the line in the last five games for Die Mannschaft and is 11/2 to score first and 14/5 to breach France’s defence.

View the latest Euro 2020 odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.