It is an exciting matchup today, France vs. Austria, where France is certainly looking to bounce. With the loss in the first match against the Danes, they could only manage a draw in their second match against Croatia. Things, for now, are not looking good for the current champions as they look for their first win in the competition. On the other hand, Austria seems to be playing better than ever. Considering the group, they are in, their performances have been unexpectedly good. Austria is fancying their chances of beating France this time around, but will it be that easy? Considering how strong France is? We will see how it pans out tonight.
France won the previous edition of the UEFA Nations League, a league created to promote competition between National teams. The idea of friendly matches was a waste of time according to many and did not create enough excitement. UEFA came up with this idea, and the inaugural version of the tournament was won by Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo. France took the second edition, and the third is currently going on. As of now, French fans have been left disappointed by their star-studded team. They look for salvation now and even the neutral audience wants them to step up their level. This article will give insights to probably what is going wrong with the French Team at the moment.
What Is Wrong With France?
The Tournament has entered matchday three now. France vs. Austria is expected to be an exciting matchup. However, the current French team has not been able to perform to its full potential. The lineup, as previously, is one of the strongest in the world. The team that lifted the 2018 world cup and the current team does not have major changes.
Still, their performance has been below the mark, leaving fans disappointed. Their first loss against Denmark was completely unexpected as they gave up their lead. The Danes came back from behind and won the 1-2, scoring both the goals in the last 20 minutes. The second game also could not display France’s form as they succumbed to a 1-1 draw against Croatia. Now, they are third in their group trailing Austria and Denmark, which are sitting at the top of the group. For France to bounce back, this is a do-or-die situation for them.
Team Comparison: France Vs Austria
When it comes to comparing teams, France is way ahead of Austria in terms of players, lineup, and head-to-head record. Only based on current performance can Austria hope to outperform France. Otherwise, this can turn out to be a run-riot for the home team. However, some French players are not in their best forms, Greizmann for example has been short of goals for a long time now. Mbappe, who is never out of touch, seems lost in this tournament. Kante has not looked in his best shape and Benzema cannot be in the spotlight again and again after such a hectic season for Real Madrid. Moreover, Austria needs to keep these things in mind and go out today with full force. This is matchday 3 of the UEFA Nations League. Check your local listings.