France vs Germany Prediction Today
The French, current world champions, have reached the mark of 15 undefeated matches on Thursday, 11 October. However, they escaped very little from being defeated at home by the Icelanders. They lost by 2 to 0 until the 41 minutes of the second half. They reduced the disadvantage thanks to a goal against Iceland and reached the tie, by 2 to 2, with a penalty shot converted by Mbappé in the 45th minute. In that way, they extended the series without defeats that counts on 11 victories and four draws.
Despite the reaction in the end, the selection of France had a lazy performance. Despite having a large possession of the ball possession (69% to 31%), it was not able to make that difference reflected in attempts to finish (20 to 16) and worse, it was outdone in comparison with the rivals in the quality of shots having their goal hit more often by kicks.The Icelanders managed to get nine shots on target while the French hit only 30% of their kicks (six).The coach Didier Deschamps did some experiments in the team leaving some athletes who are considered absolute holders from outside. Kylian Mbappé was one of them. When he came in, another starter came out: Antoine Griezmann. But there were not so many changes that could justify such a large drop in income. Such a fact has the most plausible justification as an accommodation to a non-frightening adversary.
Against Germany, this situation is not repeated. Neither Deschamps should ‘separate’ his most efficient double offensive. Must put together from the beginning Mbappé and Griezmann.
Check out the full list of players called by Deschamps:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille) and Alphonse Aréola (PSG).
Defender: Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Kurt Zouma (Everton), Lucas Hernández (Everton).
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Steven N’Zonzi (Roma), Tanguy Ndombélé (Lyon) and Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid).
Attackers: Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (Olympique Marseille), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (PSG) and Florian Thauvin (Olympique Marseille).
The main issue of the German press before Saturday’s October 13 game against the Netherlands was former player Michael Ballack’s statement calling for the dismissal of coach Joachim Low. After the 3-0 defeat for the Dutch, the request certainly gained strength.
Low, who had renewed his contract for another four years before the World Cup in Russia, was weakened after the German side was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup but was eventually guaranteed a job. However, the start of work aimed at the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar, gives indications that he will hardly be able to complete the cycle.
That’s because he has not been able to solve what was the biggest problem before and during the World Cup. The inability to create offensive actions. Germany is able to dominate the game against inferior selections technically and to balance matches against teams of the same size. However, he is unable to turn ball possession into goal opportunities and put the ball in the net on the few chances he can create.
Against the Dutch, the team had 58% possession of the ball, tried 21 finalizations – more than the home owners, who risked 14 shots. However, only four of those balls were on target against five of the Dutch.
With lacking offensive accuracy, Germany ends up defensive and facilitating the lives of rivals. The Netherlands’ last two goals were counterattacked at the 42nd and 48th minutes of the final stage when the defensive system was completely wide open.
The cycle seems to have no end. Low is trading and ‘burning’ centers. In Amsterdam, he gave Schalke’s Mark Uth the opportunity to take his first shot at the attack. However, he did not even allow him to stay on the field the 90 minutes. The athletes were drawn in the 23 minutes of the final stage. You may not even get a chance to perform in Paris.
For the match, Low has at his disposal the following athletes:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Marc-Andre Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Jonas Hector (Koln), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Nico Schultz (Hoffenheim), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng of Munich)
Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Emre Can (Juventus), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane Manchester City), Sebastian Rudy (Schalke)
Attackers: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mark Uth (Schalke)
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The goalless draw in the first round of the League of Nations of Europe was the 30th match involving the national team since 1931. The French won 13 of those matches, there were seven draws and ten successes of the Germans, most recently at the 2014 World Cup , in Brazil, by 1 to 0.
Low seems to feel the pressure of criticism and shows no more confidence in his own choices. This may end up making life easier for the French. Therefore, the prognosis in the victory of the world champion selection is the best option for starting this Tuesday in Paris.
Bet Tips: France