class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams in prolific form recently, Al Hain-Cole expects Les Bleus to come out on top in a high-scoring Euro 2020 clash against Petkovic's men
Switzerland will be aiming to upset the world champions when they take on France at the Arena Nationala in Monday’s Euro 2020 last-16 clash.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men have reached this stage of the competition for just the second time in their history, having taken four points from their three group games against Wales, Italy and Turkey.
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France vs Switzerland Latest Odds
However, they are 6/1 (7.00) outsiders with bet365 to move into the quarter-finals for the first time by pulling off a shock victory against a team they have not beaten since 1992.
Les Bleus followed up their opening victory over Germany with successive draws versus Hungary and Portugal but are 8/15 (1.53) favourites to get back to winning ways in Bucharest.
Four of the last five encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out once again and taking the match to extra time.
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Lucas Digne has been ruled out after suffering a muscle injury in the draw with Portugal, joining Ousmane Dembele on the sidelines.
Ricardo Rodriguez is likely to retake his place on the left side of the back three, having moved there from left wing back in the decisive final group stage victory over Turkey.
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Although they did secure first place in the so-called group of death, Didier Deschamps’ team did not look quite as untouchable as they had been billed before the tournament began.
Indeed, their failure to keep a clean sheet against Hungary and the two goals conceded versus Portugal will have offered a glimmer of hope to the Nati, who have found the net in all but one of their last 12 fixtures – scoring 28 times in that period.
France vs Switzerland Tips and Predictions
Nevertheless, it is still hard to see the Swiss out-scoring an opponent so blessed with attacking talent, meaning odds of 13/8 (2.63) look like excellent value on France coming out on top in their fourth match in six to feature over 2.5 goals – as well as a sixth in seven for Switzerland.
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