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Germany vs. Scotland Prediction on June 14, 2024

Match info

When the host Germany plays Scotland in the opening match of the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship for men (UEFA Euro 2024), they hope to take the first three points. The Group A match is scheduled to begin in Munich’s Allianz Arena on Friday, June 14, at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Meeting statistics

After the draw in December, Germany would’ve been somewhat satisfied with their group, but Group A still has some obstacles to overcome. First up is Scotland’s attempt to spoil the party in the first game of the event. Yet, EU betting sites aren’t convinced that such an outcome is possible.

The current form of Germany

Scotland is going to try to get off to a fast start, and they might even succeed in doing so, but Germany should show to be too powerful for their opponents, especially with the enthusiastic Munich crowd in their corner. Though it’s easy to envision Germany’s defense giving way, the play of Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala, and Leroy Sané should offer enough quality in the last third to give “Die Mannschaft” a crucial three points as they kick off their Euro 2024 campaign. Germany winning by a two-goal margin would seem to be a fair wager, demonstrating the home team’s superiority but serving as a sobering reminder that they’ll need to play defense as a more cohesive one.

Germany hasn’t been required to participate in the qualification process because they are the host nation, but they’ve participated in a number of friendlies over the past 18 months in an effort to gain momentum before the competition. The most recent results were a close 2-1 comeback victory against Greece and a depressing 0-0 tie with Ukraine. In March, Julian Nagelsmann’s team defeated France and the Netherlands by scores of 2-0 and 2-1, respectively, during their less than impressive final preparations.

With Havertz emerging as an actual match-winner for Arsenal and Wirtz recovering from injury and finding his form right away, there was something of a comeback from German players in the second part of the domestic season. Nagelsmann will have no shortage of attacking alternatives, but he must figure out how to bring out the most in his younger players.

The German team’s defense still has some holes in it, and a lot of that can be attributed to Antonio Rüdiger, who has established himself as the main man in a back four that has had some rotational changes in recent years. Nagelsmann would’ve preferred more consistency at the full-back positions, where Jonathan Tah, Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Henrichs, and Maximilian Mittelstädt have all appeared at different times.

Germany’s ability to withstand Scotland’s midfield onslaught may determine how well they perform in their opening game. They have the offensive players to penetrate the Scottish defense if they can overcome that challenge.

The current form of Scotland

Scotland lost just one of their eight games (away to Spain) and finished second in Group A of the qualifying tournament. Steve Clarke’s wards put on a strong performance—the four points they stole from Norway in particular. Although there are still some unpolished pieces on the squad, there’s hope that Scotland can advance from Group A as the top three teams advance to the knockout phases. However, “The Tartan Army” has a difficult start to the competition as they play the German side on their home ground. Although Scotland may not have the well-known players in pivotal positions that their rivals will have on June 14, there’s a certain work ethic and cohesion that could help Clarke’s team succeed.

Although players like John McGinn and Scott McTominay, who could be needed to provide a goal threat, are unlikely to give up the game at any time, the Scottish squad doesn’t have a true goal threat. Following Lyndon Dykes’ injury, Ché Adams will start, although he hasn’t quite proven himself on the international front. Ryan Porteous has been the most vital member of the defense, playing a key role in their qualifying campaign. Although the defense isn’t perfect, Scotland is likely to mostly start with five players at the back.

Head-to-head

These two countries’ most recent meeting took place in the historic match at Hampden Park in 2015. Germany won that match 3-2, as has been the case in previous years when these teams have faced off on the field. The last three times these teams have faced off, Die Mannschaft has emerged victorious.

Match analytics

As we already mentioned somewhere above, we expect that Germany will win by two or more goals, so “Team 1 (Germany) Winning Margin 2 Goals—Yes” at IZZI Casino with odds of 3.85 is a wager we recommend for the UEFA Euro 2024 opener.

Results of the forecast

Successful forecast. Germany vs. Scotland 5:1

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