POR vs GER Dream11: The defending European Champions Portugal will be up against three-time champions Germany for a classic fixture in the Euro 2020. Group F is regarded as the group of death with France also being in the same pool. Germany were on the receiving end of 1-0 defeat to France through an own goal by Matt Hummels, but did have some opportunities which kept France sweating.
Meanwhile, Portugal are at the top of their respective group after securing a 3-0 win against Hungary. However, it wasn’t a comfortable game by any means for the Portuguese outfit, as all their three goals came in the final six minutes of the 90. Nevertheless, with both Portugal and Germany having a start studded squads on display, we can expect the game to be a cracker of an affair.
Date: June 19, Saturday
Kick Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Arena
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
Head to Head
From the last five meetings between the two sides, it’s Germany who has the upper hand with four wins in contrast to Portugal’s one win.
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: R Patricio should be starting in at goal, while, N Semedo, Pepe, R Dias and R Gurreiro could line up as the back four in defence. D Pereira, W Carvalho, R Silva and B Fernandes could accommodate the midfield region. D Jota and C Ronaldo are expected to lead the attack up top.
Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Raphaël Guerreiro; Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva, Bruno Fernandes Diogo, Jota; Cristiano Ronaldo
Injury Report and Unavailability: Jonas Hofmann is on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: M Neuer should be starting in at goal, while, M Ginter, M Hummels, and A Rudiger could line up in defence. J Kimmich, I Gundogan, T Kroos and R Gosens are expected to feature in the midfield region. K Harvetz, T Muller and S Gnabry are in contention to lead the attack.
Manuel Neuer; Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rüdiger; Joshua Kimmich, İlkay Gündoğan, Toni Kroos, Robin Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry
Cristiano Ronaldo is touted as the first one to score a goal for Portugal by 9/2. The Portuguese talisman bagged a brace in the previous game versus Hungary and will be keen on getting on the score sheet once again. He is also in charge of the set pieces.
Serge Gnabry is expected to score the first goal for Germany by 13/2. Gnabry registered 10 goals and two assists from 27 appearances for Bayern, and also came the closest to scoring against France.
The odds are in favor of Thomas Muller to score a goal for Germany by 15/2. Muller has scored 11 goals and has secured 18 assists from 32 appearances for Bayern Munich this season.
Bruno Fernandes can pack a punch higher up the pitch for Portugal. Fernandes scored 18 goals and had 12 assists from 37 Premier League games for Manchester United.
The likes of Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos for Germany, as well as, Danilo Pereira and William Carvalho in midfield can earn the user significant points through their passing range.
GK: R Patricio
DEF: A Rudiger, R Dias, R Gosens
MID: T Muller, T Kroos, W Carvalho, J Kimmich, B Fernandes
FOR: C Ronaldo, S Gnabry
Both sides are packed with some individual brilliance, and it could turn out to be an exciting affair. However, the POR vs GER Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Germany to bounce back and get the win by 5/4 as per bet365.