France vs Germany
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de France (Paris – Saint-Denis).
The present and the former world champions are locking horns in UNL. In the biggest match of Round 4 Germans will have to win to close out on the hosts in the table.
Deschamps will be concerned with his team’s recent contest against Iceland. An Mbappe-inspired comeback saw them overcome a 2 goal deficit against the Nordic islanders. The game finished 2-2 at France.
French tried all their major players but top guns like Pogba and Griezmann failed to make an impact.
Mbappe came on in the 60th minute for Griezmann and started to make his drastic runs towards the Iceland penalty area. Both French goals had his influence.
Joachim Löw’s team are not convincing as they were in 2014 WC campaign. With his experiments the coach has failed miserably.
Experienced players like Müller and Boateng are out of form. World Cup at Russia is a black mark in their history, following a customary group stage exit like the former champions.
Captain and keeper Manuel Neuer is not in his prime. The new recruits are not consistent in national colors.
In the game when Löw became the manager to coach Germany for most games, the team was handed a 3-0 defeat at the Cruyff Arena by the Netherlands. The Dutch are rebuilding the team and the win over Germany will be a boost.
Neuer and company will be looking for revenge against the French for the Semifinal defeat at Euro 2016.
France vs Germany Head to head
- The reverse fixture in UNL at Munich saw a both of them share the spoils. The game ended goalless.
- In the last 7 matches between these giants, both have 2 wins each while 2 games ended as a draw.
The Blues have an unbeaten streak of 14 games.
- Die Mannschaft have only 3 wins in last 10 games including friendlies.
France vs Germany Prediction
Possibly this game will have the same result as the reverse fixture. Both French and the Germans are struggling to score goals, mostly the latter.
Captain and keeper Manuel Neuer is not able to keep a clean sheet.
If Mbappe is not tamed by Hummels and Jonas Hector, German defense will fall like a castle of cards.
Neuer’s side have not kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 10 matches.
France vs Germany Betting Tips
Game drawn @ 4.20 (16/5).
Under 2.5 goals @2.00 (1/1).