But make no mistake, their opponent of the night would be one of the most dangerous sides to encounter at this stage of a tournament. World Champions Germany have been below-par for most of the tournament including their penalty win against Italy. They were surprisingly nervous in the penalties and had the more nervous Italians to thank for the win. Joachim Loew’s side has shown their problems up front and with Mario Gomez out with an injury, there could be more troubles for them. But, this is a side that knows how to win even when they are not at their best and writing them off early will only add to their resolve.
France v Germany Betting advice
France are in tremendous form off late with eight wins in their last nine matches. It was in only one of these matches that they failed to score. They have a tendency to leak goals too with just three clean sheets in this period. Germany are more compact with their defense with five clean sheets in six matches while scoring in eight of their last nine encounters. All pointers lead to an entertaining match, so back goals from both sides.
Germany usually start these encounters as favorites but the absence of key players – Mats Hummels, Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira for various reasons makes one feel that France have an edge. The hosts will be back to full strength and that could play out to their advantage. Either ways, it’s going to be a great game of football!