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Euro 2020: France vs Switzerland Preview and Predictions

France lock horns with Switzerland in the Euro 2020

France faces Switzerland in the Round of 16 of Euro 2020 at National Stadium, Bucharest. Les Bleus come into the knockouts after finishing top in Group F, ‘the Group of Death’.

Whereas, Rossocrociati would be keen on surprising the current World Champions and Xherdan Shaqiri would be one of their crucial players. They finished third in group A but due to their comparatively better goal difference, they booked themselves a spot in the knockouts.

France play Switzerland in their quest to win Euro 2020

France vs Switzerland : Preview

France are unbeaten in their group. However, they were not up to their best form and had scored fewer goals as compared to second-placed Germany. But, the return of Karim Benzema’s form would be a huge boost for the French team. Additionally, they are also unbeaten since 2019.

As compared to that, Switzerland had only the 3-1 win against Turkey to be happy about. They were defeated 3-0 by Italy in the Group A. 38 matches have been played between the two and France have an upper hand winning 16 games. Whereas, Swiss have won 12 and the rest 10 matches ended as stalemate.

Both the sides also met in Euros 2016, and the match ended as 0-0.

France form : D D W W W W W D W W

Switzerland form : W L D W W W W W W D

France vs Switzerland : Team News

French coach Didier Deschamps have a lot of injury concerns about players like Adrien Rabiot, Marcus Thuram, Thomas Lemar and Lucas Digne. In addition to this, Ousmane Dembele would miss the whole tournament due to a knee injury.

In contrast, Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic has no injury concerns and would be fielding his strongest playing 11.

Predicted Line-ups and Score

France would be playing with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Whereas, the Swiss would opt for a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Predicted Score : France 2 – 1 Switzerland

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