Germany may have home advantage in this opening tie, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will stroll to three points. Joachim Low’s time in charge is set to come to an end later this year, and his legacy is in danger of ending on a low note.
The Germans haven’t been consistent enough recently and a number of defeats against Spain and North Macedonia haven’t exactly filled fans with confidence this summer.
The form of Leon Goretzka will be key to their chances, however, he is still recovering from a leg injury and will sit out of this opening fixture.
France were exceptional in 2018 and they head into this tournament as the favourites. They have been drawn in a tough group, however, Didier Deschamps’ pragmatism is likely to see them through their Group F campaign. Les Bleus aren’t the easiest on the eye, however, they have enough talent to reach the latter stages.
Karim Benzema’s knock may also prevent him from taking part in this contest, however, with Olivier Giroud likely to deputise, it is unlikely to derail their campaign. France should begin with a victory in Munich.