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Euro 2020: England v Germany match preview – team news, lineups

Tue 29 June 2021 | 9:00

The judgment day is finally here. How will the two old rivals line up against each other? Who has a better chance of going through? Follow us below as we take a look at everything you need to know about the England versus Germany clash.

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. England are once again boasting about football coming home and Germany are sharpening their already piercing knives in the front as the two national teams are about to face each other at Wembley. While one side topped their group in the group stages, the other nearly avoided elimination as they reached the Round of 16 as second in the so-called “Group of Death”.

Sweden

will take on

Ukraine

at 21:00 CET, but surely many are excited to catch the clash between England and Germany at 18:00 CET.

But how might each team line up for such an intense match? Will England finally be able to get their revenge? Will Gareth Southgate have his redemption? Read on as we provide you with all the details you might need to know about such a historic battle of goliaths.

England v Germany match preview

Germany are already aggravated enough due to the fact that they were not allowed to train at Wembley the night before their clash against England. Playing in English soil is disadvantageous enough and can have its effects on German players’ morality. Let’s see how each team has reached the Round of 16 and how they have performed so far.

England

England

are the “nearly” team and the English fans know it. They barely made it into the Round of 16 on top of their group as two goals from Raheem Sterling gave them two 1-0 leads in the previous stage. England kicked off their tournament with a 1-0 win against Croatia and went on to settle for a 0-0 draw against Scotland. Southgate and his men faced much anticipated criticism after drawing blanks against underdogs Scotland, but they managed to bounce back a little with a close 1-0 win in a tight match against

Czech Republic

.

Southgate was the man at fault during England’s defeat against Germany in Euro 96 semi-finals, where he missed his nation’s sixth penalty as the Germans prevailed 6-5 in the penalty shootouts and went on to win the tournament after beating Czech Republic 2-1 with a golden goal at Wembley.

Germany

Germany

have had their ups and downs in Euro 2020, with the team winning, losing and also drawing their games in the group stages. Germany lost their opening match against France 1-0, despite showing their strength and dominating play in many aspects. They later went on to batter

Portugal

with a historic 4-2 win on matchday 2, but were later a part of Hungary’s history as they barely made it out of the group stages alive with a 2-2 draw against the surprise underdogs of the tournament.

Form analysis

England have been under scrutiny for their calling up too many defenders and too few forwards. This lack of depth in the front has clearly shown itself as the Three Lions have failed to assert any kind of dominance over any of their rivals in the group stages. There is also an issue of accuracy to solve if they want to have any chance of going through Germany and into the next round. Of course Southgate’s men did prefer quality over quantity after having only 5 attempts and making 3 attempts on target, but Germany are no Czech Republic.

Many are expecting to see

Jack Grealish

make another appearance for the Three Lions after his brilliant performance against Hungary. Harry Kane, being one of the only strikers in Southgate’s roster, will be looking forward to breaking his goal-scoring duck and prove his doubters wrong.

England possible lineup:

Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Declan Rice, Phillips; Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane

Germany have a bit more depth when it comes to attacking options. Die Mannschaft have found a new star named Kai Havertz, who has turned into a goal scoring machine after scoring

Chelsea

’s winner in the Champions League final against

Manchester City

. Havertz was on the score sheet both against Hungary and Portugal and will surely be looking forward to further improve his tally against Germany’s archrivals.

Die Mannschaft are one of the few teams in Euro 2020 that have had a decent accuracy in front of goal, which is why England will have to be doubly careful not to concede any early goals. Surely Harry Maguire’s presence at the back can help this issue.

Germany possible lineup:

Manuel Neuer; Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Toni Kroos, Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry

England v Germany: head-to-head in all competitions

The two nations have faced each other a total of 32 times across all competitions, including international friendlies. The Three Lions have prevailed 13 times, while Germans have been victorious on 15 occasions. The two have also drawn 4 times throughout the years.

Prediction

With everything that we have seen so far in Euro 2020 and especially everything that happened yesterday in the Round of 16, it is utterly impossible to call a clear winner between the two. But according to betting websites, Germany have a slightly lower chance of prevailing as punters see a better chance for England to win.

England v Germany referees

Dutch referee Danny Makkelie and his compatriots Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries will officiate the clash between England and Germany, with Makkelie acting as the first official. Pol van Boekel is set to be the main Video Assistant Referee, with Kvein Blom, Inigo Prieto and Alejandro Hernandez acting as his assistants.  Serbian Srdjan Jovanovic will be the fourth official at Wembley Stadium.

Viewing information

  • Date:

    Tuesday, 29 June

  • Kick off time:

    18:00 CET

  • Location:

    Wembley Stadium, London

  • TV:

    TRT 1, BBC Sport

  • Live stream

    : ESPN+, beIN Sports Connect

  • Odds:

    England (+160); Draw (+225); Germany (+195)

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