France will be looking to get three wins in a row when they face Switzerland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The hosts emerged the first nation to qualify from the group stage, they managed to beat 2–1 in their opening match against Romania while they entered the knock out stage after beating Albania 2–0 in their second game. Following their superb run, they will like to extend their streak against Switzerland.
Meanwhile Switzerland have guaranteed top 3 finish and after having already 4 points in their bag they will be hoping to provide some shock result against powerful French side. The Swiss team won their first match 1–0 against Albania while they managed to hold Romania in their second game.
France Vs Switzerland IST Time and Live Stream
Match: France Vs Switzerland (European Championship, Group stage)
Date: Friday, June 20, 2016; 12:30 am (IST)
Venue: France, Stade Pierre-Mauroy
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France Vs Switzerland Team News
Deschamps was criticized in second game against Albania for not starting players like Pogba and Antoine Griezmann, but this time he is sure he will place those players in his starting XI. Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman are expected to start on the bench while other players are expected to play in their usual positions.
On the other side, Switzerland doesn’t have any injury concerns and will start with the same XI they played against Romania in the second match.
Switzerland: Predicted line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Sommer – Rodriguez, Djorou, Schar, Lichtsteiner – Berahmi, Xhaka – Mehmedi, Dzemaili, Shaqiri – Embolo.
France: Predicted line-up (4–3‑3)
Lloris – Evra, Kolscielny, Rami, Sagna – Pogba, Matuidi, Kante – Payet, Giroud, Griezmann.
France Vs Switzerland: Head to Head stats
In the last 7 meeting between these two sides, France have won 3 games, drawn 3 while Switzerland has tasted victory only once. Their European Championship clash was in 2014 where France won 3–1.
France Vs Switzerland: Prediction
France looks a good side and with the backing of great fans over the stadium, we expect French side to dominate the midfield and a scoreline too.
Final Prediction: France 3–1 Switzerland