Germany Women seek to win their ninth European Championship title, but they must first go through a semi-final contest against France Women at Stadium MK on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Les Bleues have already made history by reaching their first European Championship semi-final, but they still have dreams of securing a place in the Women’s Euro 2022 final.
Germany have been on an impressive run of form throughout the tournament, scoring 11 goals in their four matches, while theyare yet to concede.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side began the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Denmark before seeing off Spain and Finland to ease to the top spot.
After going through a cagey quarter-final tie, Germany to turn their attention to the semi-finals on Wednesday where they have the chance to maintain their unbeaten record against France at major competitions.
The record European Championship winners will also draw confidence from the fact that they are unbeaten in their previous six European Championship semi-finals.
Unlike their opponents, France conceded in each of their group matches, but their quality in attack ensured they progressed to the quarter-finals with minimal struggle.
France brushed aside Italy by a comprehensive 5-1 scoreline before they claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Belgium to secure top spot in their group after two matches.
They concluded the group stage by a 1-1 draw with Iceland, and another tricky affair awaited in the quarter-finals when France faced defending champions the Netherlands.
Corinne Diacre will now try to orchestrate a win in France’s first semi-final appearance at the European Championships, where they will also aim to extend an 18-game unbeaten streak.
Despite their record against Germany at major tournaments leaves much to be desired, France may draw inspiration from the 1-0 victory they recorded in the most recent meeting between the two nations in June 2021.
Germany Women vs France Women head to head
The two nations have previously met on 14 occasions across all competitions, where Germany have claimed seven victories while France have won four, and they have drawn in three. Germany have scored 23 goals and conceded 15. In their last five meetings, they have won twice each while they have drawn once.
France 0-0 Germany 04/03/16
Germany 4-0 France 24/11/17
France 3-0 Germany 08/03/18
France 0-1 Germany 28/02/19
France 1-0 Germany 10/06/21
Germany Women latest home form
Germany have recently been on a good run of form at home, having won each of their five most recent matches. They managed to defeat Austria 2-0 in their last home game in the UEFA Championship. In their last five matches, they have scored 18 goals and kept clean sheets.
Germany 3-0 Portugal 09/04/22
Germany 7-0 Switzerland 24/06/22
Germany 4-0 Denmark 08/07/22
Germany 2-0 Spain 12/07/22
Germany 2-0 Austria 21/07/22
Germany Women latest away form
Germany have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their five most recent matches. They defeated Finland 3-0 in their last away game in the UEFA Championship. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded eight.
Portugal 1-3 Germany 30/11/21
Canada 1-0 Germany 20/02/22
England 3-1 Germany 23/02/22
Serbia 3-2 Germany 12/04/22
Finland 0-3 Germany 16/07/22
France Women latest home form
France have recently been on a good run of form at home, having won each of their 13 most recent matches. They defeated Netherlands 1-0 after extra time in their last home game in the UEFA Championship. In their last five matches, they have scored 19 goals and conceded just two.
France 4-0 Cameroon 25/06/22
France 7-0 Vietnam 01/07/22
France 5-1 Italy 10/07/22
France 2-1 Belgium 14/07/22
France (E)1-0 Netherlands 23/07/22
France Women latest away form
France have recently been on a good run of form on the road, and have been unbeaten in their five most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with Iceland in their last away game in the UEFA Championship. In their last five macthes, they have scored 21 goals and conceded just four.
Greece 0-10 France 17/09/21
Slovenia 2-3 France 21/09/21
Kazakhstan 0-5 France 26/10/21
Wales 1-2 France 08/04/22
Iceland 1-1 France 18/07/22
Germany Women news
Germany’s Lena Oberdorf and Felistas Rauch returned from suspension to start against Austria, and they are set to retain their places in the side, with Tecklenburg expected to name an unchanged lineup.
The centre-back pairing of Marina Hegering and Kathrin Hendrich will be looking to keep Germany’s fifth consecutive clean sheet of the tournament.
France Women news
France’s Griedge Mbock will partner Wendie Renard in central defence and the pair will have their work cut out to restrict a Germany side who have scored at least two goals in every game at the tournament.
In Marie-Antoinette Katoto’s absence, Melvine Malard, Delphine Cascarino and Kadidiatou will provide the goal threat.
Prediction and Odds
Germany have been in impressive form across all areas of the pitch so far in the tournament, while France will also feel confident having faired on well in the competition.
However, we expect Martina Voss-Teckleburg’s side to have enough to draw upon their historic success at the European Champioship by edging out France.
Odds: 1 2.15 X 2.05 2 2.24
Germany 1-0 France
Germany 2-0 France
Germany 2-1 France
Germany 3-1 France
Germany 3-2 France