The two teams go head to head on Friday evening, with Matuidi stating that despite remaining underdogs, his side have grown since they lost 2-1 to Germany in a friendly last year.
"Germany are the favourites because of their past record. But anything can happen in one match," said the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, according to Gulf News.
"[Mesut] Ozil was their playmaker and we played in a 4-4-2. He slipped in between the lines and gave us all sorts of problems. But we have improved since then and this will be a different match."
France take on Germany at the Estadio Maracana, with kickoff scheduled for 5pm (UK time).