England welcome Germany to Wembley on Tuesday night in the last-16 of the European Championships.
Gareth Southgate’s side eased through the group stages after progressing as group winners on seven points but fans have been left unimpressed by their cautious approach so far. That’s unlikely to change against the Germans but no doubt supporters would bite your hand off for a boring 1-0 win!
Germany may not be the same formidable side they were a few years ago but they’re still a squad packed with quality. Having narrowly progressed from the ‘group of death’ along with France and Portugal following a late 2-2 draw with Hungary, Joachim Lowe’s side will now be looking to hit top gear in the knockout stages.
England are still the 6/1 joint second favourites at casinojoka casino to win the tournament and while many are backing France or Italy, the Three Lions are quietly going about their business and shouldn’t be underestimated.
One thing that’s certain is England’s odds of winning the Euro’s will fall considerably if they get past Germany as they’re in the ‘easier’ half of the draw and have a realistic route to the final on paper so this is going to be a huge game.
There is sure to be plenty of betting activity on this game with fans heading to their favourite bookmaker or casino such as acepokies to place their bets.
It’s set-up to be an enthralling game and we’re expecting a closely fought match but England are currently the 3/4 favourites to qualify for the quarter finals. Germany are priced at 21/20 so there really isn’t much in it at this stage.
For those who want to bet on the 90 minute outcome, England can be backed at 29/20 to win inside regulation time. Germany are at odds of 15/8 while the draw is priced at 21/10 and that looks like a decent bet to us.
Tensions will be high with so much pressure on both teams to perform so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a cagey game. Certainly for the first half. Things might open up after the break but a 1-1 draw looks good at odds of 9/2.
Southgate to make changes?
Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish impressed against the Czech Republic last time out having been handed their first starts of the tournament. However, Southgate is being tipped to recall Phil Foden against Germany so it looks like at least one of Saka or Grealish will miss out on Tuesday.
England also hope to have Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell available again after they were forced to isolate and miss the Czech Republic game.
Harry Maguire came through ninety minutes on Tuesday night after recovering from an ankle injury so Tyrone Mings may have to settle for a place on the bench again.
Jordan Henderson is pushing for a start after getting 45 minutes under his belt against the Czech’s. Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice have both impressed in the group stages so it will be interesting to see who misses out if Henderson is recalled.
This should be the most exciting game of the last-16 with two old foes battling it out at Wembley in front of 45,000 fans. England are the narrow favourites because of their home advantage but we can never discount Germany.
Our prediction is for the game to end 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time is never usually end to end as teams are too scared to concede so we wouldn’t be surprised to see this go to penalties. From there, it’s a lottery but we all know England don’t have a good record in shoot-out. Maybe it’s time that changed.