France vs Germany / League of Nations – Another super derby in the League A Group 1, although after three so far played matches the situation has unfolded in the French favour and against Germany. The two teams met in the first round of the League of Nations and the match ended as goalless draw, however, after that France won the Netherlands at home, while Germany lost away to the same opponent several days ago. Because of that the French have three points more than the Germans for whom this is the decisive match which they have to win. France hasn’t lost last four matches with Germany.
France vs Germany begins 16.10.2018 at 20:45 CET
Reigning champions of the world didn’t lose steam after winning the title and are still undefeated after three matches, although they drew two of them. The most important for them is that situation in the League of Nations is under control where they occupy the first place in their group, while in this match they can eliminate their great rival Germany. To do something like that a draw would suffice but there is also the Netherlands which they have to face away, so it would be better to win the Mannschaft.
They drew the first match in Munich and goalkeeper Areola was the most deserving individual, meaning that game wasn’t something although on the pitch was currently the strongest team. The biggest warning comes from drew with Iceland in friendly, where the French were on verge of defeat, but we should add that the strongest team didn’t play. Umtiti is missing , Thauvin is injured, while Lloris is back.
Probable lineups France: Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, L. Hernandez – Kante, Matuidi, Pogba – Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud
German crisis started practically before the World Cup when they showed weaknesses in friendlies but the culmination was the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they were eliminated right after the group phase. After debacle at the World Cup the situation didn’t improve and the Germans won just one point in the League of Nations. They won friendly with Peru 2-1, although it has to be said that they struggled and won only after scores of problems.
It can be said that they dominated in the first round against France, while against the Netherlands they totally underperformed and deservedly lost 3-0. It was sound and painful defeat by the great rival, which on top of everything put them under pressure ahead of match in Paris. That is naturally bad given strength of their rivals and good shape. On the other hand Germany didn’t score in three consecutive competitive matches , which was unheard of. Stopper Boateng is injured and surely there will be series of changes in the team, which was totally unexpected in Amsterdam.
Probable lineups Germany: Neuer – Ginter, Sule, Hummels, N. Schulz – Kimmich – Rudy, T. Kroos – Brandt, Draxler – L. Sane
France vs Germany PICK
Given the circumstances France is a great favourite to win the match, however, Germany shouldn’t be ever written-off in advance. The Germans should be finally able to do something and we expect that their attack scores at least one goal.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.80 at betway (down to 1.70 can be played)
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