France v Germany betting tips: Munich hosts heavyweight showdown
Preview and odds for Euros Group F clash
This Group F opener between France and Germany sees the last two winners of the World Cup pitted against each other in an intriguing European Championship battle at the Allianz Arena.
France reached the final on home soil in this competition five years ago, losing in extra-time to Portugal, while Germany have reached at least the semi-final stage on eight occasions from the last 11 editions of the tournament.
Tuesday’s match is live on ITV and kicks off at 8pm as we look at some selections for France v Germany betting tips.
France v Germany match odds
Les Bleus will have to do it the hard way if they are to add to their previous European crowns from 1984 and 2000 as they negotiate Germany, defending champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F.
Didier Deschamps’ side are favourites to win the competition in the Euro 2020 outright odds at 4/1 but will give away ‘home’ advantage in their first group-stage match as Munich is a tournament host.
Les Bleus have an array of attacking talent in their ranks but have been solid in defence in the build up to the tournament, recording four successive clean sheets – their longest such run since March-June 2008.
Germany finished their European Championship preparations with a bang, winning 7-1 at home to Latvia. Three of their previous five matches have seen over 2.5 goals, which can be backed at 11/10.
France v Germany head-to-head
These two teams already know plenty about each other due to the world-class talent on show but it is France who have had the upper hand in recent meetings.
Les Bleus are unbeaten in their previous five fixtures against Germany, winning four of those. Die Mannschaft’s last win was during their 2014 World Cup success.
France were held to a goalless draw – which is priced at 7/1 – in the 2018 Nations League campaign at the same venue before an Antoine Griezmann brace helped overcome an early Toni Kroos penalty in the return leg.
They met five years ago in this competition at the semi-final stage and it was Griezmann who came up trumps once again to score both goals and secure a 2-0 victory.
Germany: Neuer, Rudiger, Ginter, Hummels, Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens, Havertz, Muller, Gnabry.
France boss Didier Deschamps has a fully-fit squad to select from while Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hoffman is the only player unavailable for Germany.
The striking options will be key to success in Munich and Deschamps has a selection dilemma for the opening match.
Karim Benzema is an injury doubt after coming off in the first half of their final friendly against Bulgaria and was replaced by Olivier Giroud, who increased his international goal tally to 46 with a brace.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication