France v Germany Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 16/10/18

  • 15th October 2018
France v Germany Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews France v Germany and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League Group 1 match, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

France v Germany Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 16/10/2018
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Stade de France
  • Channel: Sky Sports

Defence has been the best form of attack for both France and Germany ahead of their UEFA Nations league clash.

The two meet on Tuesday for the second time in Group 1, the previous result ending 0-0, continuing a popular trend for matches involving either of these sides.

The hosts France are the 2018 world cup champions, keeping four clean-sheets in seven matches during the competition, and have since maintained that record.

The reigning World Cup champions have conceded in their last two fixtures, a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands followed by a 2-2 with Iceland last Thursday, but they began their record by keeping out, and being kept out, against their upcoming opposition.

Germany struggled in the world cup, scoring in just a single match as they were knocked out in the group stage.

They began with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico and they suffered a final group game loss to South Korea, 2-0, either side of their sole 2-1 victory over Sweden. The former World Cup champions however, regrouped by keeping a clean-sheet against France.

That 0-0 was followed by a 2-1 victory over Peru, however that was followed by a humiliating 3-0 defeat in Group 1 against the Netherlands.

Team News

France: Tanguy Ndombele has been called up for the first time and made his debut in France’s most recent friendly, against Iceland.

Defender Samuel Umtiti remains unavailable due to injury.

Germany – Bernd Leno replaces Kevin Trapp in the Germany squad due to the latter’s injury problem.

Potential France Starting XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud

Potential Germany Starting XI: Neuer, Ginter, Boateng, Hummels, Rudiger, Kimmich, Kroos, Muller, Goretzka, Reus, Werner

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met on 30 occasions
  • France have 13 victories to Germany’s 9.
  • The previous fixture between these two in the this group ended 0-0.

Key Stats & Facts

  • The opening Group 1 match between these two sides ended 0-0.
  • Germany stopped France scoring in a match for only the second time in 18 fixtures, in the last meeting between these two sides.
  • Germany have failed to score in three of their last five matches.
  • Germany have conceded more one goal in a single game just twice in 17 matches.

Betting Odds

  • France 19/20
  • Draw 11/4
  • Germany 31/10

The Verdict

The previous result between these two sides ended 0-0 and is a strong reflection of two sides who rely plenty on their strong defences.

Despite France’s strong attacking presence with Mbappe and Griezmann, the same players struggled to make a huge impact in the world cup against sides such as Australia and Peru, so this Germany defence should have enough about them to avoid a rout.

Recommended Bets

  • Under 2.5 goals 11/10 (Bet365)