Germany vs France preview: How to watch, kick off time, team news, predicted line ups and ones to watch
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It’s a mouthwatering contest to kick off group g in the European championships with Die Mannschaft welcoming Les Blues to the Allianz Arena this Tuesday. 

Germany go into this match on the back of a lackluster one-all draw with Denmark and an emphatic win over Latvia last week.

The guests come into this match off the back of a controversial three-nil win over Wales and a comfortable three nil Bulgaria.

Team News

Germany has only got one injury problem and that’s Leon Goretzka who is set to miss the match having not played against both Denmark and Latvia.

France will go into the match without any injuries despite concern earlier last week that Karim Benzema would not be available to play after he limped off against Bulgaria in the first half.

Predicted lineups

Germany: Neuer, Hummels, Rudiger, Klostermann, Gosens, Kimmich, Kroos, Gundogan, Muller, Gnabry, Werner 

France: Lloris, Hernandez, Varane, Kimpembe, Pavard, Kante, Pogba, Sissoko, Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema

Ones to watch

Thomas Muller

After his axe from the German national team by Joachim Löw following his disappointing World Cup display in 2018 Thomas Muller Bounced back at domestic level having an outstanding season for Bayern Munich last season, and another one this season. Which led to him being selected again for this summer's Euros. 

Muller has an incredible record internationally with 39 international goals for Germany putting him just two behind Michael Ballack on Germany’s all-time top scores list. 

Despite only scoring 19 goals for Bayern in the last two Bundesliga seasons he has got a ridiculous number of assists with a total of 39 in 65 matches.

The number of assists domestically as well as his proven goal-scoring ability at international tournaments are two key reasons why Thomas Muller will not only play a key role for Germany against France but also potentially throughout the whole tournament.

Kylian Mbappe 

In such a talented french team it is extremely difficult to pick just one player to watch however, Kylian Mbappe is by far the player that everyone is most excited to watch and potentially the most dangerous player that Germany will face on Tuesday evening.

Since his arrival to the french national team in 2017, he has gone from strength to strength and been one of their most dangerous players to play against. Mbappe had another ridiculous season this year and although Losc Lille won Ligue 1 instead of PSG, he still scored 27 goals in Ligue 1 making him the top scorer this season.

Didier Deschamp will be hoping that Mbappe can continue where he left off during the domestic season and help France not only win against Germany, but also help them get to the final, and don't forget he is among the favourites to receive the golden boot award at the end of euro 2020.

Last time out

Germany and France last faced each other three years ago in the inaugural nations league with France coming from behind to win by two goals to one. 

Germany started the first half much better than France with the recalled Leory Sane's pace causing havoc for the French defense. Germany's pressure yielded reward in the 14th minute as Prensel kimpembe blocked Sane's cross with his hand.

Toni Kroos converted the resulting penalty to give Germany the lead, Hugo Lloris then made crucial saves from Timo Werner and Mathias Ginter to keep France in the game.  Then in the 40th minute after a good cross from Lucas Hernandez, Antione Griezman scored a brilliant looping header over Manuel Neuer to level the score at half time.

France started the second half much better created several good chances and eventually in the 80th minute they won a penalty which Griezman converted to sink German hearts.

How to watch

Germany vs France kicks off at 8 pm BST this Tuesday on ITV with coverage starting at 7 pm BST.