The holders Portugal face three-time champions Germany. These two heavyweights of the European Championships do battle in the second round of Group F fixtures. Check out our full betting previews for the latest team news, match odds and betting predictions.
Portugal 🇵🇹 Team News
The reigning European Champions qualified for Euro 2020 with a second place finish behind Ukraine in Group B. They got the defence of their title off to a flyer with a 3-0 victory over Hungary. They had to wait until late in the game to break the Hungarians down, but once the first goal went in, they dominated the ball.
Fernando Santos, Portugal coach...
"We started with a win, but it's only three points. We have two very important games to follow. This is the EURO and we have to be consistent."
Portugal Predicted Lineup
Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, William Carvalho; Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva; Ronaldo
Key Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Key player for Portugal? Cristiano Ronaldo...CR7 who else! Ronaldo scored 11 goals in qualifying (only Harry Kane scored more). He holds a host of Euro's records, including; most appearances at the finals stage (21), the competitions top scorer (40 goals), joint most goals at the finals stage (9 with Michel Platini). He's Portugals most-capped player and all-time leading goalscorer, but has never claimed a major tournament golden boot - maybe this will be his swan song?!
Germany 🇩🇪 Team News
Die Mannschaft are competing in their 13th consecutive European Championship finals. They have won the tournament three times (1972, 1980 and 1996) and also finished runners-up three times. This game looks like a must win for Joachim Low's team, who struggled against France in their opener. They lacked cutting edge up front and always looked susceptible to pace on the French counter-attack.
Joachim Löw, Germany coach...
"The ambition and the determination of the team remain exemplary. That's why we know we can turn things around. If we can be more vigorous up front, we will be able to beat Portugal."
Germany Predicted Lineup
Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kimmich, Gündoğan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Müller; Gnabry
Key Player: Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos is pivotal to Germany's success, they simply have to get him on the ball. All the German attacking intent will start with Kroos, he dictates the tempo and pace of the game. Hugely influential for his club side Real Madrid in La Liga, he'll be looking to add more international honours to his impressive tally in this tournament.
Portugal v Germany Head to Head
Germany are on a good run of form against the Portuguese. They won the last four encounters between the two sides. Most recently in the 2014 World Cup group stage, where Thomas Muller hat-trick inspired Die Mannschaft to a 4-0 victory. The match is being played in the Allianz Arena, which will give Germany an added advantage, their record against Portugal on home soil is strong and reads P6 W3 D2 L1.
Portugal v Germany Match Prediction
Two absolute giants of Euro 2020 going head to head in the group phase. A difficult one to predict but the fact that Germany are hosts, must swing the tie in their favour.
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