France vs Germany | Tuesday 15th June 2020, 20:00 | ITV
Arguably the game of the week takes place at the Allianz Arena as and exciting Germany side host current world champions France.
Group F has been labelled the ‘Group of Death' and it’s easy to see why with current Euro champions Portugal also housed in the pool. There’s still an expectancy that all three sides progress given the alteration in the rules allowing four of the top third-placed sides to go through.
Germany weren’t fancied by many pre-tournament, yet they were favourites to win this group given their home advantage. There’s no doubt over their attacking talent with a plethora of forward thinking players for Joachim Low to choose from in Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Timo Werner, Leroy Sane and Kai Havertz.
However, issues with their backline have fans anxious. A recent 6-0 demolition by Spain was a national embarrassment, as was a shock home defeat to North Macedonia a few months ago.
That being said, Die Mannschaft have notched in 24 of their last 25 games and on home turf will fancy their chances of taking the initiative and going for the win.
France have strong options at the top of the pitch too with Karim Benzema back from the dark and the electric Kylian M’Bappe will be keen to shine yet again. Antoine Griezmann has failed to shine domestically but has been a great option for the national side whilst Olivier Giroud is a firm favourite of boss Didier Deschamps.
There’s little to separate the sides in the betting so maybe the 5/6 on Both Teams To Score is worth of a small interest.
Another play in the props market that appeals is Antonio Rudiger to have Over 1.5 Tackles at 5/4 (Bet365). Rudiger has talked up this side to be dirty and physical against France and no one typifies that aggression as much as the Chelsea man. Likely to be on the left of a back three he will have to cover for Robin Gosens who likes to bomb on. It’s a play that has landed in 9 of his last 13 league games.