By News Team
29th June 2021
After waiting over 10 years to face each other again in a major competition, England finally have their chance to get revenge against Germany in the Round of 16 at this summer’s Euros. Will Germany knock the Three Lions out once again or can Gareth Southgate’s side see off their German counterparts?
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England to put an end to their Euro knockout woes?
This will be the third meeting between England and Germany at the European Championship with both sides having won one game each previously. England manager Gareth Southgate missed the crucial penalty against Germany after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 1996 semi-finals and four years later, England defeated Germany 1-0 in the Euro 2000 group stages.
Although these two sides have only met twice in a European Championship, this will be the 13th meeting between England and Germany at Wembley. England won four of the first five games, but they have not beaten Germany in their home stadium on any of the last seven attempts. Southgate and his side will be hoping to end that run on Tuesday evening and they are priced at 6/4 heading into the game making them slight favourites.
A stat England will be looking to avoid this time round is that they have never won a European Championships knockout match in 90 minutes. Four knockout games have gone to penalties, and they have only ever won one of these fixtures which came against Spain in Euro 1996. Both sides are priced at 10/1 to win the game on penalties.
Gundogan to help Germany progress?
Germany head into this fixture with history on their side. Since 1996 the Germans have reached at least the last four of the competition each time they’ve reached the knockout stages. Although history is on their side, Germany head into this fixture as 2/1 underdogs to win in 90 minutes.
Since a 3-0 win against Slovakia in the round of Euro 2016, Germany have conceded at least once in every one of their last eight fixtures at a major tournament. The only other time they have had a longer run without a major tournament clean sheet was between 1934 and 1954. If you believe that both teams will find the back of the net on Tuesday evening, the market is priced at 17/20.
Ilkay Gundogan has a very good record at Wembley having scored in the 2013 Champions League final for Borussia Dortmund and in the Premier League for Manchester City. If Gundogan finds the back of the net on Tuesday, he will become only the second player to score at Wembley for a club side and the German national side. The Manchester City midfielder is priced at 24/5 to score anytime on Tuesday evening.