The DAC Stadion will be the scene for the second UEFA EURO U-19 Semi-final clash between France U19 and Israel U19 on Tuesday at 19:00GMT with an appearance in the final against England U19 or Italy U19 at stake.
Can France U19s Continue their Impressive Run by Winning the Semi-Final against Israel U19s?
The impressive France U19 squad will be looking to bolster their good form when they face the un-fancied Israel U19s on Tuesday in the UEFA EURO U-19 Semi-final.
The French side will be looking to make it to the final against either England U19s or Italy U19s as they seek to win the title.
France U19s have been rampaging throughout their group stage, scoring 11 goals while conceding two in the process.
With their strength being on the attack, France U19 will focus on getting the best out of their strikers and wide players as they look to punish an Israel U19 side that was not fancied to progress this far in the tournament.
Can Israel U19s Cause a Massive Upset by Beating the Fancied France U19s?
Israel U19s have leveraged their resilience to progress to the semi-final stage of this tournament.
They will look to use their solidity and fighting spirit to overcome their in-form opponents on Tuesday – France U19s.
This will especially be the case coming up against a French side full of attacking talent, guile, and threat given their prevailing form.
Managing the attacking threat will be crucial for Israel U19s if they are to stand any chance of winning this semi-final clash on Tuesday.
It will also be crucial to maintain their counter-attacking approach to pose a threat in the final third even as they frustrate the French attacking players.
In their last three outings in the UEFA EURO U-19 tournament, France U19s have won all three, collecting the maximum 9 points in the process and qualified for the semi-final clash with Israel U19.
The wins have come against Slovakia U19 (5-0), Romania U19 (2-1), and Italy U19 (4-1).
Le Bleus U19s have scored 11 goals and conceded just two in this run. They have also kept one clean sheet in the process.
France U19s will be looking to leverage this positive run of form, especially their superior firepower and cutting edge in front of goal to overcome Israel U19s on Tuesday as they look to make it to the final.
Israel U19s have played three matches in the UEFA EURO U-19 group stage, and they have won one, drawn once, and lost once.
In this run, they finished below England, France, and Italy, although they still qualified for the semi-final clash with France U19s.
The win for Israel U19 came in the clash with Austria U19 (4-2) in the UEFA EURO U-19 group stage. The draw came against Serbia U19, which ended in a 2-2 score-line. The defeat came against England U19, which ended in a 1-0 reverse.
Having won just once in the group stage, Israel U19 will be aware of the scale of the task that faces them on Tuesday when they take on the in-form France.
Possible Starting Lineups
Lienard; B. Pereira, T. Zoukrou, O. Camara, J. Semedo Varela; A. Ba, F. da Silva, W. Bondo, A. Diouf, L. Cisse; L. Tchaouna
Tzarfati; I. Tomer, S. Lemkin, S. Edri, R. Revivo; I. Madmon, E. Y. Kancepolsky; T. Abed, O. Gloch, A. Lugasi; D. D. Turgeman
Players to Watch
The forward grabbed a brace last time out in the 4-1 win over Italy U19. His goal-scoring, pace, and creative play are important aspects of his game that benefit France U19.
Tchaouna will be crucial for France U19 in the semi-final clash with Israel U19, as they seek to make it to the final.
His dynamism and versatility will be crucial in navigating a highly tactical fixture on Tuesday.
The attacking midfielder offers a goal threat and crucial creativity for the Israeli team going forward. Gloch provides a robust link between midfield and attack, while also playing a role in pressing high and dropping deep to increase numbers.
Gloch will be an essential part of the Israel team when they take on favourites France on Tuesday.
France U19 will dominate the ball and dictate the tempo of the match.
Israel will be reactive in the match, focusing on closing down the spaces and maintaining their shape to frustrate French attacking players.
France will win the match and make it to the final.
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