FRA vs SUI Dream11: France will be back in action later tonight, as they take on Switzerland for the Round of 16 in the UEFA Euro 2020. The World Champions France topped the group of death, through a win over Germany, followed up draws against Hungary and Portugal. Touted as one of the tournament favorites, France will be eager to get the win and go the distance.
Meanwhile, Switzerland kicked off their campaign with a draw against Wales. They got beaten comfortably against Italy, but impressed in their final group fixture to beat Turkey and advance into the knockouts in the process. Switzerland do have a stern task ahead, but will be eying the upset of the season, which could their confidence a world of good.
Date: June 29, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: National Arena
The match will be broadcasted on the Sony Sports Network, and can be Streamed Live on Sony Liv.
Head to Head
From the last six meetings, France have managed to win two games, while, four games have ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Lucas Digne, Lucas Hernandez and Ousmane Dembele are ruled out due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: H Lloris should be starting in at goal, while, B Pavard, R Varane, P Kimpembe and L Dubios could be the back four in defence. P Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Adrien Rabiot could accommodate the midfield region. K Bemzema, A Griezmann and K Mbappe are anticipated to lead the attack.
Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Leo Dubois; Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: Y Sommer should be starting in at goal, while, N Elvedi, F Schar, and M Akanji could line up in defence. K Mbau, R Freuler, G Xhaka and R Rodriguez could feature in the midfield region. X Shaqiri, H Seferovic and B Embolo could be the front three.
Yann Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji; Kevin Mbabu, Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka, Ricardo Rodriguez; Xherdan Shaqiri; Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo
The odds in favor of Karim Benzema to score a goal for France are 7/2. Benzema has bagged two goal, and also has a pass accuracy of 88% from the three appearances. He is in charge of the penalty kicks as well. He can be added to the FRA vs SUI Dream11 Team.
Steven Zuber has been one of the standouts of the season for Switzerland. Zuber has registered three assists, and also has a pass accuracy of 81.5% from the two games so far.
The odds in favor of Xherdan Shaqiri to score a goal for Switzerland are 31/2. Shaqiri has two goals, an assist, and also has a pass accuracy of 86.7% from the three games.
Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the French midfield can earn the user significant points due to his passing range and eye for goal. Pogba has an assist, and a pass accuracy of 88% from the three games so far.
Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann can also play a pivotal in the forward line for France. Griezmann has a goal to his name, while, Mbappe is yet to score, but possesses a threat in the final third region.
GK: Y Sommer
DEF: B Pavard, F Schar, R Varane
MID: P Pogba, N Kante, G Xhaka, X Shaqiri
FOR: K Benzema, K Mbappe, B Embolo
Switzerland do have the resources to spark an upset, but France with the depth and quality in their locker are touted as the favorites to win as per the FRA vs SUI Today Match Prediction odds by 4/7 as per bet365.