Austria vs France: Euro 2024 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds

France begin their attempts to win Euro 2024 against a reborn Austria under Ralf Rangnick.

While Les Bleus are naturally one of the favourites for the tournament, it is difficult to know what to make of them.

They followed up their World Cup win in 2018 by going out of the delayed Euro 2020 early after a penalty shootout defeat to Switzerland.

France reached the World Cup final again in 2022 and played out one of the most dramatic games the iconic fixture has ever seen before losing on penalties to Argentina.

N’Golo Kante has returned and Raphael Varane has retired since and though qualification was a breeze, some indifferent performances during the March break offer cause for concern.

Rangnick has greatly improved the fortunes of the Austrian national team and recently rejected a move to Bayern Munich, offering them a huge boost going into the tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Austria vs France is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time on Monday 17 June, 2024.

Dusseldorf Arena will host.

Where to watch Austria vs France

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be broadcast on ITV1. Coverage begins at 7.15pm.

Live stream: The ITVX website and app will provide a free live stream online.

Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!

Austria vs France team news

Austria are without Real Madrid defender David Alaba due to a serious knee injury sustained earlier this season. Xaver Schlager also misses out.

France lost Lucas Hernandez to a long-term knee injury before the tournament.

Kylian Mbappe, who has seen his move to Real Madrid finally confirmed, will captain his country for the first time at a major finals. A virus in the build-up to game is not expected to affect his participation.

N’Golo Kante is set to start in midfield after two years away from the international scene.

Kylian Mbappe is now France captain (AFP via Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe is now France captain (AFP via Getty Images)

Austria vs France prediction

It’s a tough opening fixture for the French, who have previously needed time to properly kick into gear.

Draw, 1-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Austria wins: 9

Draws: 3

France wins: 13

Austria vs France latest odds

Austria to win: 5/1

Draw: 7/2

France to win: 40/85

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.