Germany vs France Odds – Thursday 7th July 2016 – 20:00 – BBC One
Germany are 19/10 with the draw available at 2/1 and France are 17/10
Betting tips and match preview | Euro 2016
Germany face off against France at the Stade Vélodrome in the second of the semi final fixtures, this is a huge match match for both sides as old enemies France and Germany do battle with a place in the final of the European Championships at stake.
Germany come into this match having finished top of Group C ahead of rivals Poland and four points clear of Northern Ireland and Ukraine who failed to register any points during the tournament. Their last match saw them draw 1-1 with Italy on Saturday night in another great match at Euro 2016, where Germany eventually won 6-5 on penalties to register their place in the Semi Finals.
Germany went ahead through Mesut Ozil in the 65th minute after an extended spell of pressure eventually tolled but the Italians bounced back just 12 minutes later through a Bonucci penalty, courtesy of a Jerome Boateng handball.
This lead to an absorbing penalty shootout that saw an incredible seven players miss from the spot with Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger missing for Germany with Simone Zaza, Graziano Pellè, Leonardo Bonucci and Matteo Darmian all missing for Italy.
Eventually Kevin Hector slotted the winning penalty for Germany with a 6-5 win in an 18 penalty shootout.
Germany have been one of the outstanding performers of the tournament and they opened their account in the tournament by winning 2-0 against Ukraine, with a goalless draw against Poland and a 1-0 win against Northern Ireland in their final match. They went through the group stages and the last 16 without conceding and they were one of only four sides to register 7 points.
Germany remain one of the tournament favourites, given their status as World Champions but also especially given their performances so far in the tournament but in Didier Deschamps and France they face a very stern test.
Portugal remain slight underdogs in this tie, they will be looking to beat a France side that come into this match on the back of a resounding 5-2 win over surprise package Iceland.
France Still Favourites
France come into this match having finished top of Group A in one of the more easy groups that contained Switzerland, Albania and Romania and they progress to this semi final tie with an excellent record.
They will be looking to better what has been an excellent campaign so far with a win and if they do so they will progress to the finals of the competition, which would be an excellent achievement for a side that has the added pressure of being the tournament hosts.
France headed into this tournament as one of the favourites to win the tournament outright but since the first game against Romania they have flourished. They won their first match 2-1, with a goal less draw against Switzerland followed up by a 1-0 win against a spirited Northern Ireland side.
They completed a great comeback win against Republic of Ireland by 2-1, this despite going down 1-0 due to a Robbie Brady penalty and the 5-2 thumping of Iceland on Sunday evening was an excellent result and unlike England a potential banana skin avoided in emphatic style.
It will be a tough task to progress as Germany on their day are an excellent side with an excellent record and have just come through a very stern test against Italy, who they triumphed against by virtue of a penalty shootout.
France have a squad of excellent individuals but they have gelled as a team very well and with star men Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Groud firing in the last match they are in an excellent position having hit form at the latter stages of the tournament.
They are the favourites in this match and to progress to the Final and they have an excellent record and will fancy continuing that streak in this game.
Germany come into this fixture with a record of four wins and two draws in their last six matches. France head into this fixture with a record of five wins and one draw in their last six matches.
Both teams are 11/10 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Germany are Thomas Muller at 11/2 with Andre Schurrle, Lukas Podolski and Mario Gotze at 7/1. For France Olivier Giroud is at 11/2 with Antoine Griezmann at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met France won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 12/1.
Germany vs France Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Muller to score first @ 11/2
Tip 2 – Germany to win 3-2 @ 50/1
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