Preview:UEFA European U-21 Football Championship - Germany U21 VS Portugal U21

UEFA European U-21 Football ChampionshipGermany U21 VS Portugal U21

Match Time: 07-06-2021 00:30 Monday

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Match preview

UEFA European U-21 Football Championship, Germany U21 will play against with Portugal U21 at home. After failing to score a first-half goal in the first four matches of their European Championship campaign, Germany came out of the blocks in emphatic fashion against the Dutch, with Florian Wirtz scoring twice in the opening eight minutes, his first tapped in from close range after just 29 seconds. Wirtz drilled in his second from the edge of the penalty area before Mergim Berisha came close to adding a third in the 19th minute, but his right-footed curling free-kick hit the inside of the post. Berisha then struck the post again with a left-footed shot midway through the second half, seconds before he headed onto the crossbar, completing an unfortunate perfect hat-trick of hitting the woodwork. Erwin van de Looi's side capitalised on the German's failure to extend their lead, as they pulled one back in the 67th minute when Perr Schuurs's effort crept under goalkeeper Finn Dahmen. The Netherlands were, however, unable to find an equaliser and Germany held on for the victory. Although Stefan Kuntz's men remain unbeaten in the tournament so far, their campaign has not been particularly straightforward, drawing three of their five matches in normal time, including a 6-5 penalty triumph over Denmark in the quarter-finals. Germany have, however, proven in previous tournaments that they have what it takes to win and they will fancy their chances of getting over the line once again on Sunday. Die Mannschaft have won this tournament twice before, beating England 4-0 in the 2009 final before claiming a narrow 1-0 victory against Spain in 2017. The Spaniards then got their revenge in the last European Championship final, beating the Germans 2-1 in 2019. Kuntz – a member of Germany's Euro 1996-winning squad – has been in charge of the Under-21s side for the last two finals, and will be keen to ensure that they do not fall at the final hurdle once again. Portugal maintained their 100% record in this year's European Championship and booked their place in the final, after securing a narrow 1-0 victory against holders Spain on Thursday evening.

Their semi-final clash was far less thrilling than their quarter-final encounter with Italy, which saw the Esperancas claim a 5-3 victory after extra time, but head coach Rui Jorge will have been satisfied to see his side dig deep in a game dominated for large parts by the Spaniards. Following a goalless first half, Spain were unfortunate not to take the lead just seconds after the break, when a brilliant 25-yard volley from Marc Cucurella rattled off the inside of the post. Although Portugal had trouble getting out of their own half and faced a total of 20 shots throughout the match, they defended admirably and eventually produced the crucial sucker punch in the 80th minute. Fabio Vieira's low cross took a fortunate deflection off Spain defender Jorge Cuenca, and looped over the goalkeeper into the net, sealing a late victory for the Portuguese. Jorge's side have now won each of their last 12 international matches and have kept clean sheets in four of their five fixtures during the European Championships. The Esperancas head into Sunday's final aiming to win the competition for the first time having been beaten finalists in 1994 and 2015, losing first to Italy after extra time and then against Sweden on penalties. Jorge, who has been in charge since 2010, has an exceptionally talented squad at his disposal this time around and one that he believes can become European champions on Sunday. Portugal are sure to take plenty of confidence into the final, having won all five of their previous meetings with Germany by an aggregate of 13-3.

 

Germany U21 possible starting lineup:
Dahmen; Baku, Pieper, Schlotterbeck, Raum; Maier, Dorsch, Janlet; Wirtz, Berisha; Nmecha

Portugal U21 possible starting lineup:
Costa; Dalot, Queiros, Leite, Conte; Braganca; Fernandes, Vitinha; Vieira; Ramos, Mota

 

Odds Analysis

Germany U21 got 1 win, 0 draw and 6 losses in last 7 battles with Portugal U21, including 0 win, 0 draw and 1 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.50-3.25-2.63, the 1x2 live odds are 2.50-3.25-2.63. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.92-0.88-0.91. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.

 

Goalooin Prediction:

Germany U21 (36.77%)

Draw (28.28%)

Portugal U21(34.95%)

 

Preview:UEFA European U-21 Football Championship - Germany U21 VS Portugal U21

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