The Euro 2020 playoffs are about to begin, and the tournament bracket has pleased us with an intriguing pairing. Let us dwell on the match between England vs Germany, which will take place on 29 June 2021 at the Wembley stadium in London, England. I’ll make my own predictions for the game of these two teams, those that are almost equal at first glance. Let's start with the results of the group stage!
England national team: recent results and statistics
England and Germany have finished playing their groups in first and second places respectively, although obviously, the German’s group was stronger than England's one. England's results were not as impressive as some may have expected, there were two 1:0 wins against the not-so-well-conditioned Croatia and the Czech Republic, and a 0-0 draw versus Scotland. In the latter fixture they could not create enough chances on goal and just tried to stay in control of the ball.
Undoubtedly, that style is England’s cup of tea. In a team of world-class performers, Harry Kane, a renowned forward, paired with Mason Mount or Raheem Sterling, shows the highest level of control, but they have a lot of problems with closing points of their play. Despite the fact that England played the main role on the field and kept the ball constantly at home, Croatia and Scotland created much more opportunities at the opponent's goalposts. So these matches could be played in a draw or even ended in defeat for Gareth Southgate`s players
Focusing on England's style of play, it is important to note that it is similar to that of France, but slightly less focused on counterattacks. By the way, as the group stage showed, this style was a problem for Joachim Lev s team. To sum it up, England has excellent possession of the ball and world-class football players in their possession, but will their current form be enough to fight Germany in its current form?
Germany national team: recent results and statistics
Now let's talk about the game of the Germany national team and its group stage results. The German team earned 4 points. There was a win, a loss, and a draw.Germany lost to France, with a score of 0:1 in a not-so-obvious match. It's hard to argue that Germany started the first match in not the best condition, and the French style of play was not the most comfortable for them. Despite this, the match was quite tense, and the Germans tried to create opportunities and strain the opponent.
After this match, a huge amount of work was done to fix the mistakes, which resulted in an amazing game and total Portugal’s destruction. In this match, we saw the team that was supposed to fight France, in a form which usually transforms into an individual total of over 1.5 goals. We had the opportunity to observe constant control of the ball, accurate passes and shots, impeccable team play. It is important to note that the team created a pile of chances and did not sit out in defense, even when it received an impressive score advantage. All these factors contributed to the incredibly large total of 5.5 over.
If Germany comes in the same or better shape to Wembley on June 29, we can expect similar results. That said, everything ended up in a draw with Hungary. There is nothing to discuss here: Hungary showed an excellent game and appeared to be the dark horse of the Euro 2020 group stage, although it did not qualify. Germany played well, but the problem was with many individual mistakes, which is unacceptable in crucial games.
Let's talk about the main performers in Germany. It is difficult to single out someone here, since the composition of Germany has no weak links, it would seem. But still, I want to focus on some players. Leon Goretzka amaze us with a huge number of moments, and, by the way, it was him who brought Germany to the playoffs with his goal. Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens also show a formidable form and overall, Germany is full of high-level performers. Only one performer remains in question, Leroy Sane. No doubt he is a high-level winger, but failing at Euro, at least for now.
England vs Germany betting tips for Euro 2020 match
According to the online bookmakers, England is the favorite of the match. I do not agree with it, so I think the best bet is Team to Qualify to the Next Stage — Germany with odds of 2.01 (+101 American).
There are few other betting markets centered around Germany's success in this fixture you should consider.
England vs Germany: Handicap betting tips and odds
I will comment on the second pick, since it is not the most obvious one. Judging by the group stage matches, Germany does not sit back but is used to playing the first number and taking the opponent’s half under its control. Joachim Lev’s boys were much better at creating dangerous moments near the other team’s goalposts. As a result, more shots on target are expected.
Asian Handicap. Germany (0) with the odds of 2.15 (+115 American)
Asian Handicap. Shots on target — Germany (0) with the odds of 1.85 (-118 American)
England — Germany: Over/Under betting tips and odds
Everything is pretty obvious. I doubt England, while Germany looks more confident, although not without mistakes. But still, supporting Germans looks like a wise choice. England scored only 1 goal in 3 group matches, and here the opponent is much more serious, so I expect 0-1 goals scored by the English team.
Individual goals total. Germany — Over 1 with odds of 1.84 (-119 American)
Individual goals total. England — Under 1 with odds of 1.52 (-192 American)