France vs Switzerland 6/19/16: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions
France (2-0-0) vs Switzerland (1-1-0)
Sunday 19th June 2016 15:00 (ET)
France -110; Draw +190; Switzerland +550 See the Latest Odds
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France will look to build on their last minute victory over Albania in their last contest as they take on Switzerland for top spot in Group A on Sunday.
France were the odds on favourites at the start of the tournament to win it all on home soil and while there are still many in that camp, myself included, that think they are more than capable of claiming top spot they have yet to show top form and need to be better here against the Swiss. Luckily for France, they always seem to show up when it matters most and elevate their play against the world’s best teams, and while Switzerland doesn’t necessarily fall into the category as a world football power they are certainly the best team France has seen to date. France’s starting eleven may be up in the air still as they have already qualified for the knockout stage and may want to rest some key players but they have so much depth and will want to get their top end players like Paul Pogba, Antoine Greizmann, Olivier Giroud, and Anthony Martial playing some key minutes here and as such a French victory here would surprise nobody.
For the Swiss though, they are in the driver’s seat if they can earn at least a point here against France as they have four points through their first two games and can actually overthrown the hosts to win Group A if they take all three points. Switzerland held on for dear life against Albania in their tournament opener and actually should have beaten Romania in their second contest as they were clearly the better side but with an unfavourable result there it leaves them playing for a lot here as they can be bounced if they drop all three. Switzerland is led by Breel Embolo, Granit Xhaka, and Xherdan Shaqiri and they will have to be sharp here against a French team that has a ton of weapons in the mid field and both Laurent Koscielny and Patrice Evra at the back. Switzerland will be happy playing for the draw here but that will mean having to score goals as France will be looking to make a statement and in the end I like the hosts to clinch another victory in what should be a very exciting game.