Tournament favourites France may not have been completely convincing during their Group F campaign, however, Les Bleus topped a very tricky section and they will take plenty of confidence into this round of 16 tie with Switzerland. Didier Deschamps also took a while to warm up three years ago, so the majority of fans will be largely unconcerned that their side have dropped points against both Hungary and Portugal.
Ousmane Dembele’s injury is a blow, however, the introduction of Kingsley Coman provided some much needed energy. Deschamps is a very pragmatic manager who is able to make his sides extremely hard to beat, however, he must find a way to make his side more cohesive in the final third.
Switzerland were slow to get going and picked up just a single point from their first two games. However, Vladimir Petkovic’s side sprung into life against Turkey, and fired in 23 shots and produced an xG of 2.08.
The Swiss have plenty of attacking talent and they should be able to test the French defence on Monday night.