Defending champions will try to secure their knockout qualification from this match. Also, Germany will try their best to stay alive in this competition. It will be a very interesting match to watch 60etween Portugal and Germany.
Defending champions, Portugal, will take on nemesis Germany of Matchday 2 of Group D. The game will be played at the Allianz Arena. It will kick off at 9:30 PM IST on Saturday.
Portugal vs Germany prediction and preview
Portugal earned three points in their opening game against Hungary. Also, they are now in pole position to seal qualification to the knockouts. Raphael Guerreiro scored in the 85th minute in that match. After that, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to seal a 3-0 win. The defending champion is going to head into Saturday’s clash after knowing that a win would book their spot in the last-16
Portugal has historically been one of the top teams in the Euros. They reached the semi-finals in 1984, 2000, and 2012. Also, they were present in the final eight of Euro 1996 and Euro 2008. Cristiano Ronaldo was also runners-up on home soil at Euro 2004. Also, they have beaten France 1-0 in the final of Euro 2016.
Another side, Germany will enter this key contest after defeating 1-0 to France on Tuesday. In that match, an unfortunate own goal was scored by Mats Hummels. It decided the contest in Munich. Die Mannschaft finished as runners-up at Euro 2008 before making the semi-finals in 2012 and 2016 and would hope to make a deep run into the competition. Germany will be hoped to give a fitting farewell to Joachim Low. He will depart after Euro 2020. Portugal will be favorites but Germany will look to clinch three points on Saturday.
Portugal vs Germany H2H record
Both these teams have faced each other a total of 18 times. In that, Portugal has the upper hand in the H2H department. Portugal has won 10 times in that. Also, Germany has won 5 contests. Three games have ended in draws in Portugal vs Germany’s h2h record.
Portugal vs Germany team news
Nuno Mendes is carrying a thigh problem and is likely to miss out. Santos is unlikely to make any changes to his XI. Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, and Bernardo Silva are likely to lead the line with Bruno Fernandes in midfield. As for Germany, Matthias Ginter had emerged as a doubt. Also, he is can be fit to make the XI. Leroy Sane could come in for Kai Havertz. Also, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry are expected to retain their places in the XI.
Portugal vs Germany team news: Predicted XIs
Portugal: Patricio; Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo, Carvalho; Bernardo, Fernandes, Jota; Ronaldo
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Sane, Muller, Gnabry