Kick off: Thursday, 7 July @20:00 GMT
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)
Head to Head Record
France vs Germany 2-0 (2015 Friendly International)
France vs Germany 0-1 (2014 World Cup)
France vs Germany 1-2 (2013 Friendly International)
Germany vs France 1-2 (2012 Friendly International)
France vs Germany 0-0 (2005 Friendly International)
Germany vs France Team News
Joachim Low has a number of selection worries ahead of the France game. Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira are both sidelined with injury, while Mats Hummels picked up a second yellow card against Italy, meaning that he is going to miss the Euro 2016 semis through suspension. Benedikt Howedes and Bastian Schweinsteiger are both doubtful and the duo will be monitored ahead of the kick-off.
Injured: Sami Khedira (65/5), Mario Gomez (68/29)
Doubtful: Benedikt Howedes (39/2), Bastian Schweinsteiger (119/24)
Suspended: Mats Hummels (50/4)
Defender Adil Rami and midfielder N’Golo Kante both return from suspension and the duo is likely to be recalled to the starting XI. Coach Didier Deschamps has no injury worries ahead of the Germany clash and he is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation. Antoine Griezmann impressed in the 5-2 win over Iceland and he will be the man to watch in the home team, alongside Paul Pogba, who found the net in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals as well.
- Germany and France meet for the first time ever at Euro finals
- Under 3.5 goals were scored in each of previous eight meetings between the two teams
- Antoine Griezmann scored his 11th goal for France against Iceland
- Manuel Neuer has already made 70 appearances for Germany
- Germany are after their fifth clean sheet at Euro 2016 finals
Germany vs France Prediction
Germany have been producing fine performances at Euro 2016 finals to date, but seeing that they head into Thursday’s clash against France with a severely-weakened squad, I am not tempted to put my money on Joachim Low’s team this time out. Les Tricolores impressed in the 5-2 win over Iceland and there is every chance the hosts will make it to the European Championship final. In their last meeting on the international stage France recorded a 2-0 win over Germany.
Betting Tip: France to qualify
Odds: 1.83 (5/6) @BetVictor
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