Ace Football previews the Group F match between Portugal and Germany in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, predictions, and form guides.
Portugal take on Germany with Fussball Arena Munchen, as the stage. It is one of 12 matches in round 2 of the group stages at the Euro 2020 and takes place on Saturday. The defending champions head to the competition placed 5 in the FIFA world rankings, sitting fairly close to Germany who come here with a ranking of number 12.
Before the first match at the tournament, Germany are favorites with the bookmakers to get through to the next round as the winner of the most terrifying group at the Euros. They have their eyes set on a title after a dismal World Cup in 2018. They last won the European Championship 25 years ago. Joachim Low’s men had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and are expected to go far in the tournament.
Stats and Analysis
Portugal embark on their Euro 2020 campaign with splendid stats in their last 10 internationals. Fernando Santos’ side hit the target 2.6 times on average per game, scoring 26 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 6 goals, an average of 0.6 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 6 of those matches.
Every team hopes to open the group stage on a positive note and in claiming a 3-0 win, Portugal certainly delivered. In Germany, however, lies their biggest test yet. Victory in Munich would guarantee a spot in the knockout stages, the question is can they do it?
Stats and facts for Portugal and Germany.
Fun stats Portugal
- Portugal has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Portugal unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row at home;
- Portugal has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- Portugal scored in the last 21 of 23 matches.
Fun stats Germany
- Germany has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Germany has won in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Germany scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Germany’s last 5 of 7 matches.
European champions mean business.
Portugal will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 latest outings, the Navigators split the points in a 0-0 draw against Spain and went on to a 4-0 win against Israel. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Hungary.
Germans enjoy steady progress.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Germany in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. The last 3 times Joachim Low’s men played out an international match they ended with a 1-1 draw against Denmark, which was followed by a 7-1 win against Latvia. Their most recent international served up a 1-0 defeat against France.
Portugal v Germany Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 16 June 2014, Germany ran away with a 4-0 victory.
Portugal go into their upcoming match against Germany with a 1-0-4 record in recent meetings in the European Championship.
Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Portugal makes Cristiano Ronaldo a player every opponent will have marked as one to keep an eye on. Ilkay Gundogan arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Germany. He has been on target 3 times in the last 6 matches.