Les Bleus were admittedly given a tough task in Group F and did top the group, though the 2018 World Cup winners drew against Hungary and Portugal after beating Germany.
A front three of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezamnn are yet to fully fire, and there is little room for error in the knockout stages.
The Swiss may be cursing their luck at drawing Dider Deschamps’ star-studded French side, but head into this tie off the back of a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Turkey.
Date, kick-off time and venue
France vs Switzerland is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 28, 2021.
The match will be held at National Arena in Bucharest, Romania.
Where to watch France vs Switzerland
TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub.
France vs Switzerland teams
France XI: Lloris, Varane, Lenglet, Kimpembe, Pavard, Pogba, Kante, Rabiot, Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe
Switzerland XI: Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez, Widmer, Freuler, Xhaka, Zuber, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic
Suspension list: Griezmann, Hernandez, Kimpembe, Lloris and Pavard are one booking away from missing the next game if France win. The same goes for Embolo, Gavranovic, Mbabu, Schar and Xhaka of Switzerland.
France vs Switzerland prediction
While France are not yet firing on all cylinders, you sense that 2-2 draw against Portugal may have been something of a wake-up call.
Expect a steelier France outfit this time around, who will draw on their World Cup experience to progress.
France 2-0 Switzerland
Head to head (h2h) history and results
France wins: 16
Switzerland wins: 12
The last time these two sides met, they drew 0-0 in the group stages of Euro 2016. The draw sent the Swiss through to the last-16, while France won the group and went on to lose the final in Paris to Portugal.
Betting odds and tips
France to qualify: 3/1
Switzerland to qualify: 1/5
Kylian Mbappe to score anytime: 11/8
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