Another day – another contest between two elite teams in Europe. While the confidence and stamina and on their side, Switzerland will be looking to make the most of it.
France may have the best team on paper, but their last draw against Portugal may have depleted their confidence. It remains to be seen how the two teams will perform against each other today.
France 2-0 Switzerland
France 3-3 Switzerland
There’s no doubt that the odds are heavily weighed in Les Bleu’s favour, but is it as easy as it seems for them?
Les Bleus enjoyed a descent in Group F after maintaining an unbeaten streak. The hard part is over for them, and they might be looking to relish an easy victory.
Although the French team is enjoying a 10th match unbeaten streak, if there’s anything we have learned after the Netherlands’ exit, anything can happen.
Liverpool’s frontrunner Xherdan Shaqiri made his presence known in the last game of the group stages against a frail Turkish side.
A resounding 3-1 success over Turkey allowed the Swiss team to sit on the driving seat and grab a spot in the next stages of the tournament with comfort.
The question is – would they be able to replicate their efforts in the game against the current World Cup champions? We guess only time can answer that question.
The two teams will be shaped to line up like the following:
France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema
Switzerland: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic
We’re predicting a win for the French team here. It’s unlikely that an upset will happen after the Netherlands exit yesterday, but we’re hopeful about this prediction.
Our prediction: France 2-0 Switzerland
The Swiss team will be looking to take advantage of France’s left side. The last match saw Lucas Digne and Lucas Hernandez exiting the game through injuries. What will happen? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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