Les Blues has been handed a favorable draw in the round of 16 against Switzerland but they need to find their feet at the championship quick or may risk an early exit. Deschamp’s men had a tough task to handle in the group stage which they managed quite fairly by topping the group, but their two draw against Hungary and Portugal would be a reason for concern in the knockouts.
the front three of Mbappe Griezmann and Benzema is yet to find the right connection in the attacking half to unravel the real threat to other teams. Switzerland on the other hand is cursing their luck to face the star studded France team and they have to fight real hard to save their risk of elimination.
France vs Switzerland Match Prediction
Didier Deschamp’s men is yet to find their groove, adding to which is the concern of injury issues, with both Lucas Hernandez and Lucas Digne ruled out due to injury, Deschamp would have to look at a correct replacement to reinforce the left back area. Kylian Mbappe the star kid had not turned up big till now but this would be the perfect stage to turnaround and prove himself and to the boss about his ability. Benzema’s comeback has been fairly good and is expected to lead the attack with some goals. Midfield wise Pogba and Ngolo Kante had been the perfect combination and they need to hold on their contribution on the pitch.
Switzerland is led by Granit Xhaka the Arsenal midfielder and he along with some other talented players like Shaqiri and Breel Embolo is expected to give it their all on the pitch. Clearly being the weaker team, they would come down on the pitch with nothing to loose and put on a resilient performance to hold Les Blues at bay.
France vs Switzerland Match Details.
Fixture: France vs Czech
Date: 29th June (IST, CET, UTC)
Timings: 00:30 IST, 21:00 CET, 19:00 UTC
Venue: National Arena, Bucharest
Previous Meeting Between France and Switzerland
Head to Head History and Results:
France wins: 16
Switzerland wins: 12
The last time these two sides met, they drew 0-0 in the group stages of Euro 2016. The draw sent the Swiss through to the last-16, while France won the group and went on to lose the final in Paris to Portugal.
France vs Switzerland Prediction
France has some serious mounting injuries, like Digne and Hernandez both out due to injuries and a bit off form of the attacking half is what is needed to fixed soon. Kylian Mbappe needs to find goals at the back of the net or provide assists to Benzema who is on his redemption journey back at France National team. The midfield however seems to be strong enough with Ngolo Kante patrolling the area. Switzerlands front three of Embolo, Seferovic and Shaqiri can exploit France’s defense especially the left back area if they are on their in form boots.
Who will win France vs Switzerland match?
France has an easy edge of the Swiss with their top quality attack and are expected to go past them with a comfortable scoreline. Switzerland can also pull out a surprise as at this stage nothing seems impossible with the astonishing results so far.
FINAL PREDICTED SCORELINE: France 3-0 Switzerland