Match Preview: England 2-0 Germany Predictions and Betting Tips 29.06.2021

England – Germany Predictions & Tips For Today, June 29, 2021.

League: Euro 2020 – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 17:00 England – Germany
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.38
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

England – Germany Match Preview

  • England host old rivals Germany at Wembley in this Euro 2020 Round of 16 game having started a major international tournament with three clean sheets for the first time since 1966 (W2, D1). Coincidentally, that was the last time they beat Germany/West Germany in a knockout match (Euros or World Cup), with two of the three subsequent defeats coming via the dreaded penalty shootout, including one in London at Euro ‘96.
  • Encouragingly, the ‘Three Lions’ have won eight of their last nine matches (D1), with the last four victories coming via a 1-0 scoreline – by which they also beat Germany in a Euro 2000 group game. They didn’t concede before HT during that sequence whilst interestingly six of their last eight fixtures have featured exactly one goal between the 50th and 70th minute.
  • Curiously, that same period produced five (50%) of the last ten goals witnessed in Germany’s matches! Inconsistent en route to the second round, the three-time champions struggled against France, dominated against Portugal, yet needed an 84th-minute goal to stay in the tournament via a draw with Hungary (W1, D1, L1).
  • While this stage of the competition five years ago saw an average of 2.38 goals per fixture (including ET), this could prove to be a tighter affair as three of the last four H2Hs witnessed under 1.5 goals (W2, D1, L1). Although ‘Das Mannschaft’ netted the opener in three of those, they went behind inside 25 minutes of all three group games so the first goal could prove pivotal, particularly as ten of their last 11 fixtures saw the same HT/FT outcome.
  • Players to watch: Although Harry Kane is yet to score in this tournament, he netted a 61st-minute goal the last time England beat Germany in March 2016. Another second-half threat, Kai Havertz has scored two Euro 2020 goals, both coming between the 50th and 70th minute.
  • Hot stat: England have lost their last four Euros knockout matches despite netting an opener inside five minutes in three of them. Three defeats therein came via a penalty shootout!