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Portugal v Germany betting tips: Holders out to silence Munich crowd

| 18.06.2021
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Germany’s Euro 2020 campaign began with defeat against the world champions and now they face the European champions in another mouth-watering clash in Munich.

Portugal made a solid start to the defence of their title with a 3-0 win against Hungary but a meeting with the three-time winners represents a step up in class.

Saturday’s match is live on ITV and kicks off at 5pm as we highlight a few potential Portugal v Germany betting tips.

Portugal v Germany match odds

Portugal will be out to silence the home supporters once again after eventually doing just that in Budapest on Tuesday.

In front of a crowd of 61,000 at the Puskas Arena, the hosts’ defensive resilience kept the defending champions at bay and it was only a deflected Raphael Guerreiro shot which broke the deadlock.

Cristiano Ronaldo then made European Championship history with his 10th – from the penalty spot – and 11th goals at the finals to go past Michel Platini’s record of nine.

The result put Portugal top of the group after matchday one and they are now 5/2 in the Group F winner odds but more importantly their odds to qualify have been cut to 1/50.

Germany have the insurance of facing Hungary in their final match when they will be firm favourites to get the three points that should secure a last-16 place, with four of the six third-placed teams going through.

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A victory against Portugal would be preferable, though, and Germany go into the game as 13/10 favourites, with Portugal 23/10 to make it two wins out of two and the draw also available at 23/10.

Germany were only beaten by a Mats Hummels own goal against France and although they were much improved in the second half, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was never really tested and Les Bleus had two further goals ruled out for offside.

They will need to be more creative against Portugal when at least one team not to score is available at 10/11 while under 2.5 goals is 7/10.

Portugal have kept three successive clean sheets after drawing with Spain 0-0 and beating Israel 4-0 in their warm-up matches.

Odds of 5/2 are available for that run to continue while a Portugal win to nil can be backed at 17/4 and a goalless first half is 29/20.

Portugal v Germany head-to-head

The last five meetings between Portugal and Germany have been at major tournaments and Die Mannschaft have won the last four.

The most recent was at the 2014 World Cup when eventual champions Germany cruised to a 4-0 victory in a group game, with Thomas Muller netting a hat-trick and Hummels on target at the right end.

Portugal were already 2-0 down when they had Pepe sent off in the 37th minute and there was little hope of a comeback.

Germany also overcame Portugal in the third-place play-off at the 2006 World Cup and have won the last two meetings at the Euros, with Portugal last beating Germany at Euro 2000.

Previous XI

Portugal vs Germany - Football tactics and formations
Portugal: Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, B Silva, Fernandes, Danilo, Carvalho, Jota, Ronaldo.

Germany: Neuer, Rudiger, Ginter, Hummels, Gosens, Kimmich, Havertz, Kroos, Gundogan, Gnabry, Muller.

Key battles

Ronaldo continues to break records with his incredible goal tally and having missed a sitter in the first half against Hungary, the Juventus man will have been relieved to make amends with his late double.

He will be the biggest goal threat once more and is the 16/5 favourite to open the scoring or 13/2 for another brace.

A German defence featuring Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger should be harder to break down, though, while Serge Gnabry will hope to be more clinical after wasting their best chances in the France game.

The midfield battle between Toni Kroos and Bruno Fernandes should be a fascinating contest.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.