Spain vs. France Euro 2024 Preview: Odds, Props, Analysis

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Spain vs. France Preview: Odds, Props, & Analysis

Spain (+175) and France (+215) will vie for a place in the final of Euro 2024 when they clash at Allianz Arena in Munich on Tuesday. The Spaniards are now the outright favorites in Euro 2024 betting after beating Germany 2-1 in the previous round. However, they will need to find a way to breach France’s defense, which has conceded just one goal in five games so far at the Euros.

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Spain must rely on backup defenders to win this game

Spain will be missing right-back Dani Carvajal and center-back Robin Le Normand for this crucial game. Both have received suspensions, which is a major blow for La Roja. They will need to rely on backup defenders against France’s star-studded attack unit, which is not an ideal position to be in. Additionally, midfielder Pedri is injured, so Spain will be under strength on Tuesday, but it is still the favorite to win this match after beating Italy, Croatia, Albania, Georgia, and Germany at this tournament.

France’s path to victory likely includes Kylian Mbappé 

France will need captain Kylian Mbappé to grab this game by the scruff of the neck. He has only scored once so far at the Euros, and Les Bleus have looked a little toothless in attack. Mbappé has struggled for form since breaking his nose against Austria on Matchday 1, but he has an excellent record in big games for France. He will go up against Spain’s reserve right-back on Tuesday, so this could be the time for him to spring to life at this tournament.

Spain expected starting 11

Unai Simón is Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper. Marc Cucurella will play at left-back, and Aymeric Laporte will start in the center of the defense. Nacho could replace Robin Le Normand, while veteran Jesús Navas is the leading candidate to deputize for Dani Carvajal. Dani Olmo should take Pedri’s place in midfield, alongside Rodri and Fabián Ruiz, while Nico Williams, Álvaro Morata, and Lamine Yamal will start in attack.

France expected starting 11

Mike Maignan will start in goal. The back four have been solid, so Theo Hernández, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, and Jule Koundé will likely keep their places. Adrien Rabiot has now served a one-game suspension, so he can return alongside N’Golo Kanté and Aurélien Tchouaméni in midfield. Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembélé could form the attacking triumvirate, although Marcus Thuram, Randal Kolo Muani, and Bradley Barcola are also vying to start.

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