France, coming off an incredible 14-0 victory against Gibraltar, finish their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign against Greece in Athens. Greece is assured a playoff spot despite their loss against the Netherlands.
Greece won 2-0 against New Zealand in a friendly. While they cannot secure automatic qualification, they aim to maintain their recent form and continue their positive momentum towards the playoffs.
France registered a record-breaking win against Gibraltar in their last game. With an impeccable qualifying record, they aim to conclude their campaign in style and secure the top spot in Group B.
Greece will miss midfielders Petros Mantalos and Dimitrios Kourbelis due to suspensions. Andreas Bouchalakis and Dimitrios Pelkas are likely replacements.
The team emerged without injuries from their last match, with doubts around the availability of Manolis Siopis and Dimitrious Goutas.
France might see changes following Warren Zaire-Emery’s injury. Fofana, Kamara, or Khephren Thuram might get opportunities.
Coach Deschamps could introduce Kounde, Hernandez, Samba, and Kolo Muani into the lineup.
Baldock, Mavropanos, Retsos, Tsimikas;
Bakasetas, Bouchalakis, Pelkas;
Konstantelias, Giakoumakis, Masouras
Kounde, Saliba, Disasi, L. Hernandez;
Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe;
Prediction: Greece 0-2 France
France faces a tougher challenge against a defensively solid Greece compared to their previous win against Gibraltar.
Despite missing key players, Greece’s recent form suggests a resilient display, but France’s quality and depth are likely to secure them a comfortable victory to cap off their impressive qualification campaign.