The German national team has had the upper hand on several of their opponents over the years including Portugal. Portugal have only ever beaten Germany once in the last 21 years. That was a 3-0 win far back at Euro 2000. You’d have to go back 36 years to find another time Portugal beat Germany which was a 1985 World Cup qualifier. Portugal will be looking to get the better of Germany and with a place in the next round of Euro 2020 at stake, we can expect a thrilling encounter!
A win for Portugal or Germany would boost their chances of reaching the next round of Euro 2020. Who will get it? Click here to bet on Portugal vs Germany on NairaBET.
Reigning Champions Portugal are in a somewhat comfortable position. Three late goals on Tuesday sealed a 3-0 victory for them against Hungary in Budapest. They will approach their match against Germany knowing that a second win would seal their qualification. They are also in form and full of confidence as they’re yet to lose in seven matches. Even a draw would not be the worst result for Portugal especially if France beat Hungary on Saturday too. They would however look to avoid the tension of their narrow third-place squeak through at Euro 2016. A first win against Germany in 21 years would also boost their confidence in retaining their European crown.
Cristiano Ronaldo has never scored against Manuel Neuer at international level. He will be keen to break that record and he’s priced at 2.43 odds to score on Saturday. Click here to bet on NairaBET.
Germany are in a precarious position and will be feeling the pressure approaching this game against Portugal. They were given a tough time by France on Tuesday night and suffered a 1-0 loss in Munich. That loss means they would be in trouble if they were to lose against Portugal. They could be staring at an embarrassing group stage exit from Euro 2020. That would be a disaster for Germany who were considered one of the teams that could win the tournament. Losing however might not spell the end of the road for the Germans. They could advance as one of the best 3rd placed teams if they beat Hungary but they won’t want to make life difficult for themselves.
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HEAD TO HEAD AND CURRENT FORM
Germany have a far superior head to head advantage over Portugal. In 18 games between both Countries, Germany have won 10 times while Portugal have only won 3 times. The remaining 5 were draws. Portugal have only won once in their last 5 games vs Germany (a 3-0 win at Euro 2000). The last time both Countries met was at the 2014 World Cup which Germany comfortably won 4-0.
Portugal are in good form and are 7 games unbeaten. They have also scored 7 goals and conceded none in their last 2 games. Germany on the other hand have lost two of their last five games and three times of their last seven.