The easy part is over for Portugal. Fernando Santos and his side face a tough challenge now that they have Germany and France up next. Let’s see how the Portuguese side copes against the former and defending World Cup champions.
On the other hand, it’s not a bed of roses for Germany either. They face an adverse challenge against an in-form Portuguese side after falling short by one goal against Deschamps’ side. Would they able to turn things around? Let’s look at some numbers and see if they stand a chance.
Portugal 1-2 Germany
Portugal 2-4 Germany
Portugal failed to score against Hungary in the first three quarters of the game. It was only after a deflected goal by Guerreiro when they broke the deadlock.
Defensively, Portugal was disciplined, and Hungary had trouble going forward. With Premier League’s Player of the Year leading the defensive line, Santos knew that his defence is in safe hands.
Portugal will enter the pitch brimming with hope and confidence, trying to get a draw from the game, but we can only wait and see how it pans out.
It was a disappointing display of football by Joachin Low’s side against France. The German side struggled to create sufficient goal-scoring opportunities, and they looked clueless in the final third of the pitch.
Germany will be desperate to get the points, but the question is, how far would they be willing to go to achieve the win? With the kickoff only a few hours away, the fans at Allianz Arena will be roaring in support of the home team.
We can expect the two teams to line up like this:
Portugal: Patricio; Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo, Carvalho; Bernardo, Fernandes, Jota; Ronaldo
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Sane, Muller, Gnabry
It is hard to predict a win for either side, but Germany will attack ruthlessly to grab a win.
Our prediction: Portugal 1-2 Germany
Portugal may have Ruben Dias at the back, but the Germans will be attacking in numbers to get the three points.
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