Our match prediction:
A matured performance against the Netherlands proved that France should be considered serious contenders for the Euro 2016 trophy as Les Bleus were lethal up front, creating a host of clear-cut chances and should have probably put the game to bed long before Matuidi’s winner. Dimitri Payet’s near-perfect showing showed just what the team have been missing and there is no way Didier Deschamps will keep the West Ham man out of the side after such a display. Most importantly, France looked good as a team and they can be trusted to see off very good Russia side as well. That will be no easy task considering the improvement Sbornaya Komanda have shown under Leonid Slutsky, especially since the CSKA Moscow boss rested all key men in the 3-0 triumph over Lithuania. Taking everything into account, we predict that this will be an intense affair worthy of the Euro 2016 final stages, where France should ultimately prevail.
Highligted Player (Schneiderlin):
Morgan Schneiderlin is a French football player born on 8th of November 1989 in Zellwiller. Schneiderlin started his football career for RC Strasbourg where he made his debut in 2006/2007 for the first team. After playing for 231 games for Southampton he made a transfer to Manchester United in summer 2015 for approximately 34 million euro. Schneiderlin made his debut for the French national tam in June 2014 after his impressive performances for Southampton. Schneiderlin played for more than 10 games in the French national team and will play a lot more in the near future. Schneiderlin is a right-footed defensive midfielder which is known for playing very rough and is not afraid to tackle his direct opponent. In the season 2012/2013 Schneiderlin was rewarded as player of the year for Southampton. The football career of Schneiderlin is remarkable showing that it’s possible for every hard working football player to reach the top. In 10 seasons of professional football the only prize Schneiderlin won was the Football League Trophy with Southampton in 2009/2010.