Germany v France betting preview
Germany will be aiming to bounce back afert a nightmare 2018 World Cup campaignGermany endured a dreadful defence of their crown in Russia this summer. They crashed out in the group stage following an abject performance against South Korea in which they lost 2-0. Die Mannschaft won just one World Cup group game and even that came with the last kick of the match from Toni Kroos in a 2-1 win against Sweden. The defense has been their major concern. Having failed to keep a clean sheet in five friendly matches heading into the tournament, Joachim Low's men conceded in each of their three World Cup group games
Low gave three new call-ups as the likes of Kai Havertz, Nico Schulz and Timo Kehrer and they are all in line to make their debut at some stage. Mesut Ozil has retired from international football while Leroy Sanè has been recalled for this batch of international matches after he was controversially left out of Germany's squad for the 2018 World Cup. Anyway, Man City's winger should be sitting on bench as Marko Reus, Timo Werner and Thomas Muller are likely to lead the line. In midfield, Toni Kroos is expected to be flanked by Leon Goretzka and Ilkay Gundogan. Apart from Ozil, Sami Khedira is the biggest name omitted from the squad for this game.
France will be high on confidence after winning the 2018 World CupFrance start this heavyweight battle with the burden of expectation on their shoulders after a brilliant World Cup campaign culminated in a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final. The only game they failed to win inside 90 minutes at Russia 2018 was their final group game (0-0 vs Denmark). Didier Deschamps' men have only lost one of their last 19 games in all competitions. Les Blues have won seven of their last 11 matches against die Mannschaft. The latest of those victories was the 2016 European Championship semi-final which France won 2-0. The sides shared a 2-2 draw when they met in Cologne in last year's friendly.
Didier Deschamps practically made no changes to the squad that won the World Cup. He called up the same 23 players with the exception of Steve Mandanda. . Anyway, Alphonse Areola should make his international debut in goal as Hugo Lloris is suffering from a thigh injury. Left-back Benjamin Mendy will push for a start on Thursday after making a good start to the season. "Golden Boy" Kylian Mbappè will support Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud upfront, with Ousmane Dembele providing a viable alternative given his impressive start of the season with Barcelona.
Germany v France Starting Lineups Germany (4-3-3): Neuer; Schulz, Hummels, Boateng, Kimmich; Gundogan, Kroos, Goretzka; Reus, Muller, Werner
France (4-3-3): Areola; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Mendy; Kantè, Pogba, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappè
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