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England vs Germany: Three Lions to shade victory

Kick-off: 1700, 29/06/2021

Stadium: Wembley

England and Germany have adopted contrasting styles of play at Euro 2020 and their Wembley showdown promises to be a fascinating affair.

The Three Lions have been rock-solid but a little stodgy, whereas Die Mannschaft look good going forward and have been very open at the back.

We reckon the hosts are a percentage pick to progress at 5/6 and that is our first England vs Germany prediction.

A Look At England’s Betting Odds

England kicked off with a pretty convincing 1-0 win over Croatia but were then matched by Scotland’s passion in a goalless stalemate.

Another 1-0 triumph over the Czech Republic sent the Three Lions through as Group D winners but that was a drab affair.

Gareth Southgate’s side are the lowest-scoring team to top a European Championship pool – a far cry from the 37 goals they plundered in qualification.

Raheem Sterling has bagged both of their goals but Harry Kane needs to sharpen up his shooting and support play.

However, England’s defence has been impressive, taking their record to 15 clean sheets in the last 19 matches in all competitions.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insisted on beIN: “It is very positive to have won the group.

“Our objective was to qualify, defensively we have looked solid with the clean sheets.

“We would like to have scored more goals, of course, but overall I think we have got to be pleased and look forward to the next round.

“When you get to the last 16, it is always going to be tough, always going to be a good team.

“We just need to be focused on ourselves, be ready and go out there and get a good result.”

Games between these nations are invariably close contests, with five of the last seven meetings decided by just the odd goal and another drawn.

Looking at the England vs Germany odds, we like 16/5 for the Three Lions to prevail by any one-goal margin.

A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds

Germany kicked off with a 1-0 loss to France, when decidedly second best, but bounced back with a fine 4-2 triumph over defending champions Portugal.

Die Mannschaft were then expected to brush aside Hungary in Munich but had to come from behind twice to secure a jittery 2-2 stalemate.

Adam Szalai’s early header gave Hungary a flying start and straight after Kai Havertz’s 66th-minute equaliser, Andreas Schafer headed the underdogs back in front.

However, Leon Goretzka’s late equaliser clinched second place in Group F and a last-16 clash with their old foes.

“Against England, it’s going to be a totally different match,” declared Joachim Low. “They play at home, they want to attack. It’s going to be an open match.

“We need to improve on things, we’re aware of that, and we need to be careful, especially at set-pieces. We can’t repeat the same mistakes again.

“But, as I said, it’s a different match against England and we’re looking forward to it.”

Low does have plenty of attacking weapons to play with, including Havertz, Chelsea team-mate Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller.

We’re sticking with the Three Lions, though, so 5/1 for Draw HT/England FT completes our England vs Germany betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Czech Republic 0-1 ENGLAND – Sterling

GERMANY 2-2 Hungary – Havertz, Goretzka

Head-to-head: England 0-0 Germany, Germany 1-0 England, Germany 2-3 England, England 0-1 Germany

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