England vs Germany: prediction, preview, team news / UEFA Euro 2020
England take on Germany at Wembley in Euro 2020’s round of 16 this Tuesday in a game that promises to be one of the tournament’s biggest.
A quarter of a century on from their infamous encounter at Euro 96, old foes England and Germany renew hostilities at Wembley Stadium in the last-16 stage of Euro 2020.
The Three Lions progressed in first place from Group D to set up a tie with Germany, who managed to claim second spot in the tournament’s group of death.
England won their group to qualify for the round of 16, while Germany needed a last-gasp goal to rescue a point against Hungary and make it through.
But form will likely go out of the window on Tuesday when the two storied rivals clash in a major tournament again for the first time since 2010. Will England or Germany make it into the quarter-finals?
England vs Germany predictions:
- England have won eight of their last nine matches.
- England have conceded a single goal across those nine games.
Despite some criticism from their fans, England made it into Euro 2020’s round of 16 in comfortable fashion. They defeated Croatia and the Czech Republic by the same score – 1-0 – and took a 0-0 draw against Scotland, leaving them top of the group with seven points.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions were considered one of Euro 2020’s most dangerous attacking sides coming into the tournament. But it’s been their defense that has shone thus far, as they are now the only side left in the competition to not concede a single goal.
England are now on a nine-game unbeaten streak dating back to last November’s loss to Belgium, but there can be no doubt that Germany will be their toughest test yet.
Meanwhile, Germany have failed to perform consistently at Euro 2020. They were beaten by France in their opening match, largely failing to lay a glove on the 2018 World Cup winners.
While they defeated Portugal 4-2 in their next game, their defense still looked suspect – just as it did in their dramatic 2-2 draw with Hungary.
The head-to-head history between England and Germany does not need repeating.
Both sides own huge victories over each other in major tournaments, but overall, Germany hold a slight edge – winning six of the 11 competitive meetings if you include penalty shootouts.
This promises to be a tight game between two of Euro 2020’s strongest teams, and it’ll probably be decided by one goal at best.
England have more momentum at the moment, but question marks over Gareth Southgate’s system and tactical nous remain, particularly against high-level opponents.
With that said, Germany are not the force they once were, and this should be a good chance for the Three Lions to capitalize on a creaking German defense.
Our prediction: England win @ 2.59