Portugal vs Germany: Holders value for Munich win

Portugal vs Germany: Holders value for Munich win

Kick-off: 1700, 19/06/2021

Stadium: Allianz Arena

TV: ITV

The pressure is on Germany to chase victory when facing Portugal in Euro 2020 Group F and that could play into the hands of the holders.

Die Mannschaft looked vulnerable on the break versus France and their next opponents are not short of counter-attacking pace either.

We reckon 11/5 for an away win in Munich is tempting enough to be our first Portugal vs Germany prediction.

A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds

Portugal took a long time to wear down Hungary in Budapest, with Diogo Jota and Bruno Fernandes having shots saved and Cristiano Ronaldo guilty of a glaring miss.

There was more than a hint of good fortune about their 84th-minute opener as well, with Raphael Guerreiro’s shot taking a wicked deflection.

However, Ronaldo then clinically converted a penalty and added a sublime third in the closing stages to put the defending champions in fine spirits at the final whistle.

“It’s difficult to get goals, it is not an easy task, but I think we played well, it was more than a fair win,” said Fernando Santos.

“We played great in the first half, we were in full control of the game, but second half we were a bit anxious.

“The first goal unlocked the gate because after that Hungary had to open up and that’s how our creative players found their way into the game.”

Ronaldo became the record scorer in European Championship history as his late double took him to 11 overall, now clear of Michel Platini on nine.

However, Liverpool star Jota also looked lively without getting his due reward and 7/2 for him to net at any time appeals from the Portugal vs Germany odds.

A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds

Germany played their part in an intriguing clash with France, which was ultimately decided by a Mats Hummels own goal on 20 minutes.

Thomas Muller, Ilkay Gundogan and Serge Gnabry did their best to level things up as Die Mannschaft huffed and puffed in search of an equaliser.

However, they were grateful for two tight offside decisions stopping Les Bleus from extending their advantage on the break.

“It was a really intense match and we fought until the very end,” Joachim Low told ZDF. “I cannot blame my team for not trying – they gave everything they had.”

Joshua Kimmich commented: “We were not the worst team. We dominated the match and conceded a stupid goal to fall behind. I think a draw would have been deserved.”

We weren’t impressed by Germany, though, as the World Cup flops struggled to create clear-cut chances and often seemed short of pace compared to Les Bleus.

That was certainly evident at the back as Kylian Mbappe threatened to embarrass Hummels in particular.

This promises to be a tight tussle but 15/4 for the holders to shade it by any one-goal margin completes our Portugal vs Germany betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Hungary 0-3 PORTUGAL – Guerreiro, Ronaldo (2)

France 1-0 GERMANY

Head-to-head: Germany 4-0 Portugal, Germany 1-0 Portugal, Portugal 2-3 Germany

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