Euro 2020 has produced one of the biggest rivalries in international football for the last 16 as England take on Germany at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s men are tipped as slight favorites to go through, but their last victory against Die Mannschaft at Wembley was at the 1966 World Cup final when the Three Lions won their only international trophy.
Where and when: Wembley – 29 June, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see England vs. Germany: BBC
Last time: The last encounter between England and Germany was a goalless draw in a friendly game that took place at the same venue back in 2017.
England v Germany Predictions and Preview
Football does not get any better than England vs Germany at Wembley and this is exactly what we’ll witness when two of the game’s greatest nations lock horns in the Round of 16 on Tuesday.
England were rather unimpressive, but nevertheless topped their group without conceding a goal, despite scoring only twice. Gareth Southgate has been criticized for his over-conservative approach, but it seems to be working fine for the Three Lions as they have kept five consecutive clean sheets.
All of England’s last five games have seen under 2.5 goals, so placing the same bet at 4/6 with William Hill seems like the safe option. Southgate has been stubborn with his approach and it is unlikely that he’ll change against Germany, especially considering what’s at stake.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are still in self-isolation and are expected to miss the game after getting into contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Jack Grealish impressed against the Czech Republic and will push for another start, but Star of the Match Bukayo Saka might drop to the bench to make room for Phil Foden.
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Under 2.5 goals
Correct score 0-0
Germany, meanwhile, needed a late Leon Goretzka equalizer in order to draw 2-2 against Hungary and secure second place in Group F. Despite that, the Bayern Munich midfielder is expected to drop on the bench, as Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan are expected to keep their place against England.
Unlike the Three Lions, Joachim Low’s men have been creating plenty of chances up top, but so far they’ve been all over the place at the back. Low is expected to stick with his back-three of Antonio Rudiger, Mats Hummels and Matthias Ginter, but Germany have failed to keep a clean sheet in six consecutive games.
Nevertheless, the Germans boast a superior record against the Three Lions, as they have lost only two out of their last seven games and both of those defeats were not on English soil.
All this suggests that a draw might be on the cards and you can place a bet at 9/4 with William hill. England’s chances of progression are rated at 4/5, while if you think that Soutghate’s men will win within 90 minutes you can bet at 8/5.
One to watch for England: England have struggled to create clear-cut chances so far, as the Three Lions scored only twice in their first three games. Raheem Sterling netted both goals, so you can back him up to open the score for a third time at Euro 2020 on Tuesday at 15/2.
One to watch for Germany: Kai Havertz has arguably been Germany’s best player so far, with the Chelsea man finding the back of the net against both Portugal and Hungary. Die Mannschaft lack a top-class center-forward, so they’ll need Havertz to step up once again against England and his chances of finding the back of the net anytime are rated at 10/3.
Long shot: The last game between England and Germany was a goalless draw at Wembley four years ago. The same result is priced at 7/1, while if you are looking for even bigger odds, you can place a bet for Germany to win on penalties at 10/1.