With the group stage matches of EURO 2020 going on in full swing, the spotlight will be on the blockbuster match of the tournament, as Germany hosts Portugal in their second group stage fixture at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. The heavyweight clash between the two sides has to be one of the most awaited fixture of the Group F, the group of death that features France and Hungary as the other two sides, and it is a no brainer than fans worldwide were waiting for this match with bated breath.
Portugal vs Germany Match Prediction
Portugal will be hoping that there aren’t any hiccups on their way to defend the title, and launched this years’ offensive in a fine fashion as they left it late to defeat Hungary 3-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo stepping up to score a brace like he always does. Portugal shook off the initial jitters as they rallied and broke Hungary’s staunch rear guard. One might argue that the result was not befitting the effort Hungary put up in the match.
Germany on the other hand was insipid in their opening match against France. While the boast of an immense talent pool at their disposition, they have lacked sharpness in their attack, and lost the opening fixture against France 1-0.
Portugal vs Germany Match Details
Fixture: Portugal vs Germany
Date: 19th June (IST, CET, UTC)
Timings: 21:30 IST, 18:00 CET, 16:00 UTC
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Previous Meeting between Portugal and Germany
The two European heavyweights have clashed on multiple occasions. They have met each other in 18 instances, and Germany have had the clear upper hand with ten wins, while three matches have ended in favour of Portugal, five of the matches have ended in a stalemate. The last meeting between these two sides was in the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group Stage match which the Germans won comfortably with a margin of 4-0 as Pepe was red carded in that infamous match. However since then the dynamics have shifted tide. Portugal has emerged as powerhouse, having won the 2016 EURO and the UEFA Nations League, while German football is going through a slump.
Portugal vs Germany Prediction
Fernando Santos’s side opened their EURO 2020 campaign with a high note having defeated Hungary 3-0. They would be once again banking on the lethal Cristiano Ronaldo and the creative genius of Bruno Fernandes to get the job done today against a comprehensively tough opponent who will be playing on their home soil.
Germany have although looked lacklustre recently, have tremendous character to bounce back from their defeat to France and they would go all guns blazing against the Portuguese to keep their tournament hopes alive. With Joachim Low set to step aside after the EURO 2020, German players will be looking to give him a proper send off.
Who will win Portugal vs Germany match?
With knockout stage spot at stage, we are expecting both the teams will play an entertaining brand of football; however the match will end with both the teams sharing the spoils of the war.
FINAL PREDICTED SCORELINE: PORTUGAL 1-1 GERMANY