Predicted Lineups for France vs Switzerland World Cup Game
France have made a great start to the tournament, in comparison to 2010, after beating Honduras 3-0. Didier Deschamps will deploy the same starting XI that convincingly won that match.There may be a alteration in formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 in order to have a more attacking style and go for the win that will all but secure qualification from Group E.
They have various option up top, including Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Loic Remy, but Karim Benzema, who netted twice in France’s opener is the likely starter, with Mathieu Valbuena and Antoine Griezmann providing the width. Evra and Debuchy should keep their places, as should the central pair of Sakho and Varane.
The slight change comes in midfield where Cabaye, Pogba and Matuidi could play as a central three and join in with attacks, opposed to having Cabaye in the number 10 role, behind Benzema. Whichever way you look at it, its a very strong side.
The Swiss would have been delighted with their opening victory over Ecuador, coming from a goal down to clinch victory, late on. The win was mainly down to the substitutions Ottmar Hitzfeld made. Despite this, the Swiss will play the same starting XI, with an alteration of system to combat the French’s attacking style that I believe will be 4-5-1. Valentin Stocker and Xedran Shaqiri will supply the width with a tight midfield three of Inler, Behrami and Xhaka to match up with the French.
A point would be a superb result for the Swiss, so why would they want to be more open and play with 4-2-3-1, when they can defend well as a unit and frustrate France. However, they could go the other way and put France under pressure. Either way, I can see a good game, with hopefully plenty of goals!