France take on Switzerland in a tricky last-16 clash at Arena Nationala in Bucharest on Monday night. Will the reigning World champions continue their push for more silverware? Can Switzerland shock France and advance? This post contains our France vs Switzerland betting preview with predictions, expert tips, probable line-ups, team news, how to watch the match on TV, best odds and exclusive offers!
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How to watch France v Switzerland
The match is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 28, 2021.
France vs Switzerland will be held at National Arena in Bucharest, Romania and will be televised on ITV for free.
UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub.
France vs Switzerland Betting PreviewFrance managed to qualify for the knockout stage as the Group of Death winners. The feeling is that Les Blues have yet to really click into gear. They beat Germany 1-0 in Munich in their opening match, had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Hungary before they were held 2-2 by Portugal last time out (courtesy of a questionable penalty). The draw with the Seleçao did mark their 10th game unbeaten across all competitions since their shock international friendly defeat to Finland last year.
Switzerland started their Eur 2020 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales before they were outclassed by Italy in their second outing, losing 3-0. Vladimir Petkovic's men bounced back quickly to defeat Turkey 3-1 to ensure they advanced from the group as one of the best third-placed teams. The Rossocrociati can pose a threat from set-pieces thanks to the decent dead ball deliveries from Xherdan Shaqiri and Ricardo Rodriguez, but they lack a top-quality striker required to compete at the highest level.
Best OddsFrance are the overwhelming favourites for the game at 29/50 with STS, while you can back the Switzerland to pull off an upset at 13/2 with Betfair. The draw is priced at 3/1 with GentingBet.
Probable Line-UpsFrance (4-3-3): Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema
Kylian Mbappe, who is still struggling to find his shooting boots amid persistent speculation surrounding his future, will lead the line alongside Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann. Ousmane Dembele will miss the remainder of the tournament, while Lucas Digne will also miss out the last-16 clash. Marcus Thuram and Thomas Lemar also picked up minor injuries in training but they should recover in time to sit on bench. Corentin Tolisso should get the nod over Adrien Rabiot for a berth in midfield alongside N'Golo Kantè and Paul Pogba.
Switzerland (3-4-2-1): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic
Swiss manager Vladimir Petkovic has no injury or suspension concerns whatsoever for the trip to Bucharest and is likely to keep faith in the team who started against Turkey. The only dilemma for Petkovic is whether to start Kevin Mbabu or Silvan Widmer on the right-hand side. Ricardo Rodriguez should play in the back three, allowing Steven Zuber to start as left wing-back. Xherdan Shaqiri and Breel Embolo will support Haris Seferovic up front.
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France v Switzerland Predictions
France didn't look unbeatable during the group stages and enter this match on the back of two consecutive draws. On the other side, La Nati had their limitations exposed by Italy but they have had the luxury of a few more days off and should provide a stern test for Les Blues. Didier Deschamps' men are not yet firing on all cylinders but they made a similarly unconvincing start at the 2018 World Cup. We recommend to back "France to win by one", with the "2-1 Correct Score" and "France & Under 3.5 goals" our additional bets.
Here are the betting previews for other EURO 2020 Round of 16 games:
- Denmark vs. Wales
- Italy vs. Austria
- Netherlands vs. Czech Republic
- Belgium vs. Portugal
- Croatia vs. Spain
- England vs. Germany
- Sweden vs. Ukraine
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