Kick-off: 2000, 15/06/2021
Stadium: Allianz Arena
France versus Germany is the pick of the opening round of Euro 2020 fixtures and we can’t split these perennial powerhouses in Munich.
Current world champions Les Bleus have a more settled side playing with great self-belief but home advantage will obviously help Die Mannschaft, especially with fans back.
With Portugal and Hungary waiting in Group F, it would be no surprise to see both of these sides settle for a share of the spoils to start out with.
Punters can get 11/5 for a stalemate and that is our first France vs Germany prediction.
A Look At France’s Betting Odds
France were European Championship runners-up as hosts five years ago and then went one better at the World Cup in Russia in impressive fashion.
Les Bleus qualified for this event as pool winners thanks to eight wins in 10 games, although only taking one point off second-placed Turkey is a slight worry.
Last year’s Nations League performance helped to cement their place as number two behind Belgium in the FIFA rankings, though.
Just two points were dropped in six matches against Portugal, Croatia and Sweden while qualifying for the next World Cup has begun well enough.
A strong spine can include the likes of Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann.
A late-season injury to PSG flyer Kylian Mbappe will hopefully be all cleared up and the 22-year-old is now primed to take these finals by storm.
Didier Deschamps can still be a cautious head coach in pressure situations, though, so he may be more concerned with not losing in Munich.
Looking at the France vs Germany odds, we like 13/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time here.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Germany have a bit to prove following a poor showing at Russia 2018 and some worrying blips in the run-up to Joachim Low’s swansong.
November’s 6-0 thrashing by Spain in the Nations League had alarm bells ringing and a 2-1 World Cup loss to North Macedonia in Duisburg in March was equally disturbing.
As well as four World Cup triumphs, they have lifted this trophy on three occasions and been runners-up the same number of times but currently lie down in 12th on the FIFA ratings chart.
Qualifying for this event went pretty well, though, with Die Mannschaft finishing two points ahead of Netherlands, having shared away victories.
On-field leaders like Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller are still around while Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are as solid as they come.
However, others such as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane have had mixed seasons in terms of consistency.
We’re adding 11/2 for a 1-1 draw to our France vs Germany betting tips in the belief that each manager will be content with that.
Head-to-head: France 2-1 Germany, Germany 0-0 France, Germany 2-2 France, Germany 0-2 France
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