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Germany vs France Predictions

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  • Allianz Arena

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Tip Reasoning

This game features two of the favourites to win the inaugural UEFA Nations League. They are joined by the Netherlands in a heavyweight group and competition for top spot will be fierce although on paper that position should be filled by one of these two sides with the Dutch no longer the force they were.

This will be both teams’ first match since the World Cup and it was a tournament that ended very differently for Germany and France. The Germans were knocked out in the group stage after humiliating defeats to Mexico and South Korea. The fall-out from that shock exit hasn’t quite ended either and hasn’t been helped by Mesut Ozil quitting the national set-up citing racism and discrimination. Despite the chaos of the last few months, long-serving Joachim Löw has kept his job but will know he is now under genuine pressure to prove he is the right man to push this German team forward again.

As for France, they of course went all the way in Russia and come into this game as world champions. They will only have to look to the opposition to find evidence that things don’t always go smoothly after a World Cup win but this is a young French squad that worryingly for the rest of the world has the potential to get even better.

Germany will clearly have a major point to prove here but France too you sense may feel that they didn’t necessarily get the respect their success in Russia deserved. They may not have been brilliant in every match but to say they were lucky isn’t really fair either given they beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in tough knockout round ties before putting four past Croatia in the final.

They will be keen to lay down another marker here and answer any questions their doubters may still have as they build towards the Euros and there is certainly the sense that this team could win more trophies. They are missing keeper Hugo Lloris to injury but otherwise it is essentially their World Cup team and it looks well capable of exploiting the problems Germany demonstrated in Russia.

Defensively they looked vulnerable to pace and France have that in abundance. Leroy Sané is back for Germany and Sami Khedira has been left out but it’s hardly a radical squad selection from Löw, who clearly still believes in the players. They were well below par in Russia though and it’s hard to see them putting in a performance just a couple of months later that is enough to topple the world champions. Overall backing France Draw No Bet could be worth a punt with Germany’s poor form extending back to well before the World Cup in truth.

Backing Kylian Mbappe to score anytime also appeals after the youngster bagged 4 goals in 6 starts at the World Cup.

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