In 2017, Netherlands won the Women’s European Championship title. Prior to that, Germany won it six times in a row. On the other hand, a French club won the UEFA Women’s Champions League title in six of the last seven seasons.
As if that wasn’t enough, Germany and France have had a great tournament, enough to have reached the semifinals with unbeaten records. Germany deserves to come in as the slight soccer betting favorite, but all of the above makes France a very tempting underdog.
This will be Germany’s 10th UEFA Women’s Euro semifinal. The National Eleven have won eight of the 12 editions of the competition. Even so, prior to the start of the current edition, they weren’t among the favorites to win gold. After all, they suffered a lot in 2017 and were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Denmark.
Not being among the favorites to dethrone Netherlands lit afire. The Germans had no trouble winning Group B with a 3-0-0 record, nine goals for and none against. Germany and host England were the only teams to not allow a goal during the Group Stage. Germany defeated Denmark (4-0), Spain (2-0) and Finland (3-0).
In the quarterfinals, the Germans defeated Austria 2-0. Lina Magull and Alexandra Popp were the scorers. Germany remains the only team that hasn’t conceded a goal as England defeated Spain 2-1.
Individually, Popp has become a candidate to win the award as best player. She’s the team’s top scorer with four goals. Overall, only Beth Mead from England has scored more with five. Marina Hegering also deserves some credit as she has recovered the ball 32 times, enough to be in the top four.
Head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has done a great job re-establishing a winning mentality with a great mix of experienced and young players, who are offering a +160 price in the sportsbook. That means a $100 bet could turn into a $24560 payout.
France: Always a First Time
Unlike Germany, this will be France’s first UEFA Women’s Euro semifinal. In other words, this already is France’s best result in the competition, so there should be no pressure.
Les Bleus won Group D with a 2-1-0 record, eight goals for and three against. Their journey to the semis started with a 5-1 victory over Italy. Later, they defeated Belgium 2-1 before finishing the Group Stage with a 1-1 draw against Iceland after they were already qualified.
In the quarterfinals, they pulled off the stunner by defeating reigning champion Netherlands. As expected, it was a very close matchup, so close that overtime was needed. In the end, France won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Eve Perisset.
“I’m very proud because this team aimed at a big target; this team gives absolutely everything. This group is doing well. We have a semi-final to prepare for now, calmly. We will savvor … getting through, and we are taking it step by step as always,” head coach Corinne Diacre said after the historic victory.
Here are more reasons for you to consider including France in your soccer picks, besides their +185 price. Grace Geyoro is among the tourney’s top scorers with three goals. Sakina Karchaoui and Clara Mateo have two assists each. Last but not least, four French players are among the top six in passing accuracy. In other words, Les Bleus’ chemistry is second to none.
Germany vs France Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 4
- Germany Victories: 3 (8 goals)
- France Revolution Victories: 0 (1 goals)
- Draws: 1
These two met for the last time in the 2015 World Cup qQuarterfinals. The game finished 1-1. France came within six minutes of winning in regulation. In the end, Germany won the penalty shootout 5-4.
Germany vs France Game Information
- Date: Wednesday, July 27
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, England
- Germany vs France Live Stream: fubo.tv
Germany vs France Betting Lines
|Germany (W)||pk -125||+160||2 -135o||
|France (W)||pk -105||+185||2 +105o||
Germany vs France Prediction
We’re talking about the two most balanced teams in the competition. Yes, England has better numbers when it comes to goals, but let’s not forget that the Lionesses are playing at home. Germany has scored 11 goals, France nine. Both are used to winning possession with more than 53 percent per game. No other team has more total attempts than France with 93. Les Bleus are followed by Germany with 82. France is second in balls recovered with 193 while Germany is fourth with 187. In other words, you can expect a back-and-forth battle that will end in a draw, which is precisely our soccer prediction. This time, France will win the penalty shootout.
Score Prediction: Germany 1, France 1