Germany vs France Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Both teams have been in very good form recently, but it’s Germany who have looked the stronger of the two sides, and France are susceptible to slipping up away from home.
Game: Germany vs France
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion
Kick-off: Tuesday 14th November, 7.45PM
Germany have lost just one of their last 26 International games. Their 0-0 draw with England at Wembley on Friday evening put a stop to their winning run of seven consecutive victories. Meanwhile, France saw off Wales 2-0 to take their recent unbeaten run to five wins in six games.
The one game they’ve failed to win during that time was surprisingly, and quite historically, at home to Luxembourg. France’s record in away friendly reads near identical to their recent record in competitive fixtures, and they’ll be aware of their hosts’ regular shortcomings in non-competitive fixtures.
Germany have won six times in 18 home friendlies since the turn of 2012. USA, Argentina twice, England, Slovakia and France themselves have all won in Germany during that time, with the hosts even dropping points against Cameroon and Australia.
Germany’s poor form in friendlies may explain their generous odds here, as they’ve available at back at 5/4 with Unibet. The draw is 28/11 through the same outlet, whilst France are best odds 11/5 with Betfred.
Germany seem happy to take an experimental approach to friendlies. They know they’re the best side in Europe and their extended unbeaten run through recent competitive games show that. The World Champions will be interested more in getting every player good minutes at this level as the World Cup approaches.
France’s best team is just as obvious as Germany’s but the visitors arguably have a little less depth in certain positions. France’s side is more predictable here as they fielded a close to full strength team on Friday, the likes of Varane and injury hit Lemar and Pogba the only notable absentees. The away side has a good record in this fixture, and France have won their last three here.
Back our Free Betting Tip: France 0AH at 7/5 with Bet365
France have registered two or more goals in four of their last six against Germany. They’ve actually held them scoreless on four occasions but do tend to concede in Germany. Neither side has anything to lose here and it should be an entertaining game.
Back our Score Prediction: France 2-1 at 11/1 with Paddy Power
Antoine Griezmann has been in good for for his club, but has saved most of his recent goals for France for home soil. Olivier Giroud has been a more prevalent threat on France’s travels and after he netted yet again on Friday he could be in line for another start in Germany.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Olivier Giroud to score at 2/1 with Coral