Switzerland vs France by Topspin77
France and Switzerland have met 6 times and France lost just a single time, in 1992, a friendly match, when they were really poor, that generation of Angloma that Kostadinov has let them home one year after this defeat, with that goal in last minute in Paris that sent Bulgaria to USA 94. Roy Hodgson was the manager of Swiss side. France won after that 2 matches and made 3 draws, 2 were 0-0.
France is looking for glory, a lost glory in 2002. They have a solid side, but mediocre compared to the one in 1998-2000. But they have some players that can make the difference at any moment: Cabaye, Benzema, Pogba. Unfortunately Ribery and Nasri are out and that is clearly affecting their game play.
Switzerland is having a weaker side compared to the one in 1994, but anyway, one that has a very good coach: Hitzfeld. He has made two great moves and introduced two players that have scored in last match with Ecuador, 2-1. Switzerland looks to get a draw. They will be more than satisfied with a point. France will not want that as they will play against Ecuador in an all or nothing match.
France will use the same 4-3-3 with Benzema central attacker. The team is having a very control of defensive play and are one of the toughest sides in that compartment from the entire sides.
I expect to see France the winner of this competition and I think will not concede.
Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Benaglio – Lichtsteiner, Schar, von Bergen, Rodriguez – Inler, Behrami – Shaqiri, Xhaka, Stocker – Drmic
France (4-3-3): Lloris – Debuchy, Sakho, Varane, Evra – Pogba, Cabaye, Matuidi – Valbuena, Benzema, Griezmann
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|France to win to nil||BetVictor||2.90||8||2-5 LOST (-8 units)|
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