Euro 2024: Germany Vs Scotland; Preview, Team News, Expected Line-ups, Prediction, Kick-off Time, Date, And Venue

0
324

Host nation Germany and Scotland get the 2024 European Championship underway on Friday, June 13, 2024, with cracking footballing action expected to be witnessed at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side have their eyes on the crown, as they look to secure their 3rd title in the competition’s history, having previously won the tournament in 1972, 1980, and 1996.

They come into the fixture against Scotland on the back of a 4-game unbeaten run, having defeated teams like France, Netherlands, and Greece.

In the other game amongst their last 4 matches, they played out a 0-0 draw with Ukraine on June 3, 2024.

Unbeaten Germany Set To Face Scotland In Euro 2024 Opening Game

This indicates that they are yet to lose in 2024 and indeed, it is a wonderful form to take into the 2024 European Championship.

Germany were last defeated in November 2023, losing 2-0 to Ralf Ragnick’s Austria in Wien.

Steve Clarke’s Scotland have not been as bright as their Euro 2024 upcoming opposition, as they have won just 1 out of their last 4 matches, losing to the Netherlands and Northern Ireland during the international break in March 2024, before playing out a 2-2 draw with Finland on June 7, 2024.

In that spell of matches, Scotland have only managed to defeat Gibraltar on June 3, 2024.

It would be interesting to see how they shape out in the tournament with star names like Manchester United’s Scott McTominay alongside Aston Villa’s John McGinn, Brighton’s Billy Gilmour, and Liverpool’s Andy Robertson amongst others.

Germany have a 100% record against Scotland in their last two matches, with both nations last facing in the group stage of the qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship.

Germany defeated Scotland 2-1 at their home turf, before also winning 2-3 in the reverse fixture at Hampden Park.

Toni Kroos alongside Antonio Rudiger, Thomas Muller, and Leroy Sane will be looking to pull the right strings for the Die Mannschaft in this fixture.

Team News For Germany 

Julian Nagelsmann has no injury problem to worry about, after midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic was sent home with Aleksandar due to fitness issues and subsequently replaced by Emre Can.

The Germans are looking to put their recent tournament struggles behind them and they have the opportunity to do so on home soil.

The entirety of Germany’s set-up are in good condition to prosecute the game and manager Nagelsman only has a selection headache to deal with.

Team News For Scotland

Scotland who are looking to spoil the party for Germany on home soil also have the full complement of their players okay and ready to go, despite fears that captain Andy Robertson might not feature in the game.

However, Scotland assistant boss John Carter has shared that there are no concerns over the left-back’s fitness and that he is in a good state.

Probable Germany XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Tah, Rudiger, Mittelstadt, Kroos, Andrich, Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz, Havertz

Probable Scotland XI: Gunn, Ralston, Hendry, McKenna, Tierney, Robertson, McTominay, Gilmour, McGregor, McGinn, Adams

Time and Date: 08:00 PM (WAT), June 14, 2024.

Venue: Allianz Arena 

Prediction: Germany 2-0 Scotland

Other Matches In Matchday 1 Of Group Phase

Saturday, June 15, 2024:

Hungary Vs Switzerland – 02:00 PM

Spain Vs Croatia – 05:00 PM

Italy Vs Albania – 08:00 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2024:

Poland Vs Netherlands – 02:00 PM

Slovenia Vs Denmark – 05:00 PM

Serbia Vs England – 08:00 PM

Monday, June 17, 2024:

Romania Vs Ukraine – 2:00 PM

Belgium Vs Slovakia – 05:00 PM

Austria Vs France – 08:00 PM

Tuesday, June 18, 2024:

Turkey Vs Georgia – 05:00 PM

Portugal Vs Czech Republic – 08:00 PM

Note: All West African Time.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here