Germany take on hosts France in Marseille as both sides look to reach the European Championships final. This article contains our Germany v France betting preview with the best predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, line-ups, streaming links, bookie offers and no deposit bonuses on the match!
GERMANY v FRANCE BETTING PREVIEWGermany secured their place in the semi-finals courtesy of a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout victory over Italy, after the match ended 1-1. Since the Italian goal was scored on penalty, die Mannschaft have yet to concede a goal from open play in this tournament. The current world champions beat France 1-0 at the quarter-final stage at the World Cup two years ago thanks to a Hummels' header.
Joachim Low has a couple of concerns ahead of this game. Not only is key center-back Mats Hummels suspended, but midfielder Sami Khedira and the sole striker in the squad Mario Gómez have been ruled out with injuries. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng are also struggling with fitness issues. As consequence, Thomas Muller will surely lead the line but the Bayern Munich forward is still seeking his first ever goal at a European Championship. Mario Gotze will start in the offensive midfield trio. Benedikt Höwedes will start their defence, although the Schalke defender trained away from the main group on Tuesday with a slight knock.
France beat the tournament surprise package Iceland 5-2 at the weekend. This was also the first game in the tournament that they looked convincing. Prior to that, they narrowly beat Romania (2:1) and Albania (2:0) and recorded a goalles draw against Switzerland in the group stage. In the last-16 round, they were one goal down against Republic Ireland and booed by their fans. Anyway, a braced scored by Antoine Griezmann was enough to come from behind and win the match 2:1.
Boss Didier Deschamps will welcome midfield enforcer N’Golo Kante and centre-back Adil Rami back from suspension. Samuel Umtiti and Moussa Sissoko are the most likely to be dropped from the starting eleven. Olivier Giroud is a slight doubt after skipping training with a knee injury on Tuesday. Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet are sure starters upfront while Andre-Pierre Gignac and Antony Martial are in contention to replace giroud should the Arsenal striker miss out.
GERMANY v FRANCE PROBABLE LINEUPS
Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Howedes, Hector, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Draxler, Ozil, Gotze, Muller
France (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Rami, Evra, Matuidi, Kante, Pogba, Payet, Griezmann, Giroud
GERMANY v FRANCE ODDS
|GERMANY||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
|THE DRAW||3.10 with||Bet £10, win £31.00|
|FRANCE||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
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