Austria vs France: Preview, Lineups and Predictions

Austria vs France EURO 2024
Austria vs France EURO 2024

It’s the first full week of action from Germany and Euro 2024, and some exciting fixtures are included in Monday’s schedule. Top of the bill from Monday’s three-game list pairs Austria and France from 20:00 BST at the Dusseldorf Arena in a game you can follow live on television and the best live-streaming apps.

Which team will land the perfect start and secure all three points on Monday evening? The French are one of the early betting favourites to win the Euro 2024 title, with many traders predicting Les Bleus will beat Austria to help get the ball rolling. Austria has no pushovers at this level, and they’re sure to make life difficult for their big-name opponents.

  • Location: Dusseldorf
  • Stadium: Dusseldorf Arena
  • Date: 17 June 2024
  • Kick-Off Time: 21:00 CEST (20:00 BST)
  • Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
  • VAR: Juan Martínez Munuera

Austria Team News

Austria national football team
Source: BTA

Austria may not be one of the pre-competition betting favourites with betting traders to win Euro 2024 and send shockwaves across the sports world, but perhaps they should. The Austrians head to Germany as one of the competition’s form teams and caught the eye during the build-up following some incredible results.

They enjoyed a long unbeaten run, which included victories over Germany, Slovakia, Turkey, and Serbia. A 2-0 home win over Germany and a 6-1 victory against Turkey proves this team is good enough to mix it at the highest level and have the skills to cause problems for France. They drew 1-1 with Switzerland last week thanks to a goal from Baumgartner within five minutes, and they’ll aim for another fast start against France. Keep your eyes on Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic.

France Team News

France National football team
Source: BTA

Can France win Euro 2024? They certainly have a great chance due to their strong recent form, experienced coaching staff, and their star-studded squad. Football fans will be eager to get a proper look at France to see if they are in good shape and can match the high expectations of their fans. Les Bleus boast a fantastic history in this competition, and a strong win in their opening game would prove they’re here to challenge.

France hammered Luxembourg 3-0 in a recent friendly, with goals scored by Muani, Clauss, and Mbappe. There’s plenty more to come from this French side, and the big-name players will want to show their skills early by silencing a strong Austrian team.

France’s final warm-up game saw them draw 0-0 with Canada, but the team will be much stronger for this game. Kylian Mbappe is the main man in Les Bleus’ attack.

Austria vs France H2H Record and Key Numbers

Regular readers of our football previews know we like to trust the trends, and they make for interesting reading here. Austria and France have met 25 times in the past, and Les Bleus has enjoyed the lion’s share of wins. The current H2H figures show France has won 13 of the games, with Austria on 9 wins and two of games ending in a draw.

The most recent game involving Austria and France was in the UEFA Nations League two summers ago when France strolled to a convincing 2-0 victory in Paris thanks to goals from Mbappe and Giroud. Fans would dearly love to see a repeat performance with goals scored and a clean sheet, but taking all three points is the most important feature of the day.

Possible Lineups

  • Austria (4-2-3-1): Pentz – Wober, Danso, Posch, Prass – Seiwald, Grillistch – Schmid, Baumgartner, Wimmer – Arnautovic
  • France (4-2-3-1): Maignan – Hernandez, Upamecano, Konate, Kounde – Kante, Camavinga – Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe – Giroud

Where to Watch Austria vs France Euro 2024 – TV and Online Live Streaming

You can watch the build-up, match, and analysis live on ITV and the app. Austrians can watch the game live on Servus TV HD, and in France the match will be broadcasted on TF1 France and beIN Sports.

My Prediction for Austria – France

Austria’s recent form proves they deserve respect, but this is a talented French team, and I expect them to win in style. They dominate the head-to-head figures and have the firepower to punish their opponents further.

For more predictions, you can check out our Austra vs France tips page.

Frank Monkhouse
Frank MonkhouseFrank is an experienced author in the online betting industry with a lot of knowledge of bookmakers, features and sports. He is responsible for many of the reviews on our website.

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