France continues to shine
The French team flies through the qualifying round for the Euro 2024 without any problems. The finalists of the last World Cup in the first three rounds not only didn’t lose points, they didn’t concede goals. To begin with, they showed strength by taking out the main competitor – by the 21st minute, the Netherlands had three goals, and a total of four unanswered goals had accumulated (double by Mbappe, accurate shots by Griezmann and Upamecano). Further, the French were not so verbose, Ireland received only one ball, and Gibraltar three. Less than the Netherlands.
The French national team, along with the Dutch, is a big favorite in group B, so far confirming its status as a leader in its quintet. The French national team performs very powerfully, the team practically does not make mistakes. In three matches of the group stage, the French did not concede a single goal with 8 scored.
To make a football prediction for today we should note that the leaders of the French national team just began club season, so they have no big problems with accumulated fatigue.
Ireland before the match
The Irish national team is an infrequent guest at major international tournaments. They played in the world championships only once in the 21st century, and at the very beginning of the century, but they made it to the European Championships twice in the last three qualifying rounds.
The thing is that, according to the results of the draw, they ended up in the same group with the French and the Netherlands, and therefore it is difficult in itself to qualify for two tickets to Germany with such status opponents. Moreover, the Irish themselves started qualifying very weakly, having suffered defeats from the French and Greeks in two starting games – 0:1 and 1:2, respectively, which seriously complicated their chances.
The Irish national team, on the other hand, began qualifying for the European Championship worse than its opponent, but there were more serious rivals in the rivals. The Irish scored three points, beating the Latvian national team 3-2 in a tense match at home, and in the second match on the road, losing to the current silver medalists of the World Cup, the French team with a minimum gap in the score 0:1.
The class of French players will certainly be enough to cope with the rivals at home. Yes, the Irish gang will traditionally close and will not allow an easy walk for the opponent, but they will not be able to dream of a positive result either. The Frenchmen will completely take the game under full control, and at the same time, they will have quite classy and technical world–class players. Most likely, it is worth waiting not just for victory, but also for success with a comfortable score.