This has always been a must-see match for the top 16 of the European Cup in 2021. When England and Germany met, they had no reservations. In this pure football confrontation stemming from the high-stakes matches of the major events, Tuesday’s 2021 European Cup round of 16 knockout matches are of great significance.
Losing the ball means failure for both countries. But the winner will have a great chance of reaching the finals, and the upcoming opponents will be even less (but equally dangerous): Sweden/Ukraine in the quarterfinals, then Denmark/Czech Republic in the semifinals.
England is considered the most talented team in its history, and it hopes to use this potential and win the first European Cup ever. This may be the best opportunity since the tournament was held in 1996: the top 16 matches, the semi-finals and finals of the championship are all played at the home court of Wembley Stadium in London.
Germany has won the European Championship three times, but the last time it won was in 1996, when the German defeated England to win the title at Wembley. They brought a lot of question marks with the unstable group stage and the lame duck head coach (Joachim Low will leave after the game), thus entering this round of 16 rounds. But they also have a long-term reputation for standing up and winning trophies when others exclude them.
This Germany’s never-say-to-fail spirit has frightened many opponents in the past, and it will certainly play a role on Tuesday, especially with England carrying the title of “Most Popular”, for good reason. Except at home games, Gareth Southgate’s team did not concede a goal in the group stage. But its performance was not very convincing, only scoring two goals.
Mix all these ingredients with the large crowd of 40,000 people expected to be held at Wembley, and you have a classic temperament.
How to see Britain and Germany in the United States
- date: Tuesday, June 29
- time: 12 AM EST
- TV channel: ESPN
- Spanish TV: Univision, TUDN
- stream media: Fubo TV, ESPN app, TUDN.tv
ESPN will use English for the England and Germany matches, and Univision and TUDN will provide coverage in Spanish.Both networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
How will Germany play?
The only change that Love made to his 3-4-3 starting lineup during the group stage was to rank in the top three. In the third group match against Hungary, he brought Sane to Thomas Muller.
If Loew wants to play in the counterattack against England, the fast Timo Werner may be the best choice (and he is fresh). This kind of thinking may also affect the decision of Mueller/Sannet, and Mueller may become a better choice on the bench to help manage the game.
England played different formations under the leadership of Southgate. Several British media are predicting that Southgate will use the same formation against Germany’s 3-4-3 and introduce a third central defender.
But there is no consensus on the position of the right back: is Kieran Trippier, Rees James or Bucayo Saka on the right? On the left, Luke Shaw appears to be going to beat Ben Chilwell, who has been forced to self-isolate in recent days due to close contact with a positive COVID-19 case (Billy Gilmore, Scotland). British midfielder Mason Mount has been on the same boat in Chilwell without regular training. For this reason, it is a risk to see him involved in this game.
In view of Sancho’s experience playing against German players during his time at the Dortmund club in Germany, many people hope to see him join the team. But so far, he has only played 6 minutes, if he played, it is likely to be a substitute.
England vs. Germany: odds and predictions
Southgate has been doing his best to downplay it, but this England team is under pressure. The expected pressure, crowd and history of failure will create a fascinating vitality, and the Germans should undoubtedly be involved.
Germany will be happy to sit down and let England have the initiative and the ball. In that case, Low’s men will make a surprise attack at a time of high pressure and lightning-fast counterattack. German forwards Kay Haverts and Timo Werner both play for Chelsea Football Club in London, and they have the skills to shine in this kind of game.
England also does not have that much home advantage: in the last seven games at Wembley, it did not beat Germany. Considering the England team we saw in the group stage-nervous, nervous and uncertain-this is not where you want to bet against the German team.
One day England will “bring it home”. But until the national team proves that it has overcome many complex factors and can easily swagger into the European elite, it will be able to win the draft in the pre-match prediction.
prophecy: England 1, Germany 3
Odds provided by DraftKings
- England win (90 minutes): +138
- England advancement: -130
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +230
- Germany wins (90 minutes): +210
- Germany advances: +110
- Germany won, the two teams scored: +500
- Germany -0.25 Asian Handicap: +165
- Germany +0.25 Asian Handicap: -124
- The total number of goals exceeds 2.5: +108
- Germany’s total possession rate is less than 51.5%: +120