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Another belting fixture awaits us from the wonderful Group F as we return to Munich where Germany host Portugal this afternoon in what should be a real Euros classic. Fernando Santos and his men can seal qualification through to the last 16 with a win here following their 3-0 win over Hungary in the opening game. The scoreline sounds a lot more convincing than it actually was and it wasn’t until the 84th minute that they went ahead when Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring. Still, they got the job done with Cristiano Ronaldo coming into his own in the closing stages and bagging a brace with his second goal particularly impressive. The Germans meanwhile lost to tournament favourites France in Munich in their opening game thanks to a Mats Hummels own goal. The performance wasn’t bad but it desperately lacked a cutting edge with lots of possession but little end product. They really need a result here to keep their dreams of a top 2 finish alive and with home advantage behind them should fancy their chances.
Germany XI: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Sane, Muller, Gnabry
Portugal XI: Patricio; Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo, Carvalho; Bernardo, Fernandes, Jota; Ronaldo
Shots & shots on target predictions
We got a Bet Builder winner in the last Portugal game and here is to hoping we can grab another in this classic encounter this afternoon. Jota did the business against Hungary registering 2+ shots on target. He did this despite being far from his best but his ability to get in to goalscoring positions is second to none and he always seems to be able to create golden opportunities for himself. Jota has been a revelation since signing for Liverpool and although he struggled with injury at times he still finished the season with an impressive 13 goals. His goal to minute’s ratio is up there with the best in the Premier League this season. His record of 6 goals in 15 for Portugal is similarly efficient. He will play in a formidable front 3 alongside Ronaldo and likely Bernardo Silva and I expect them to get some decent opportunities against a Germany side which continues to struggle massively at keeping clean sheets.
For the Germans I will look to their midfield maestro Toni Kroos to rattle off a couple of shots here. He has a wonderful right foot and is encouraged to shoot whenever he is afforded even the smallest bit of space. He is also the man for the Germans on set pieces and will without doubt be on both penalties and freekicks as he was against the French. He took a couple of shots against France on Tuesday night and has averaged 2.83 in recent internationals for Germany. We just need a couple here from the Real Madrid man.
Not sure how Antonio Rudiger wasn’t booked against the French, even a bite on the back of Paul Pogba wasn’t deemed enough from the referee on Tuesday. He was clearly very hyped up and admitted as much prior to the game and would be surprised to see him escape a booking once more again this afternoon. He is priced a very generous 3/1 to be booked here and against a frontline boasting the likes of Ronaldo and Jota I feel he looks a prime candidate to pick up a card here.
Germany games very often tend to bring goals and although their opening game finished 1-0, those who tuned in will be well aware on another day there could have been plenty more. 11 of their last 12 matches against the current FIFA top 16 sides have seen over 1.5 goals with Germany conceding in all of them and I very much expect that trend to continue tonight. Despite their defensive deficiencies, they do still pack a punch in attack and very rarely fail to get on the scoresheet. Feel this game looks perfect for the BTTS given the attacking players on show. An entertaining 1-1 score draw feels like the most likely outcome in this one.