Manager Gareth Southgate and England face a major hurdle on Tuesday when they host Germany in a Round of 16 match at the 2020 UEFA European Championships. The England boss missed the deciding penalty kick that allowed Germany to win the teams' famous clash in the Euro 1996. Germany also ousted the Three Lions from the 1990 World Cup at the semifinal stage, and the rivals have long been among the world's top teams. Both had uneven performances in the group stage, though England won its Euro 2020 group despite scoring just two goals. Germany finished second in the Group of Death but followed an emphatic win against Portugal with a tense 2-2 draw against Hungary.
Kickoff from London's Wembley Stadium is set for noon ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists England as the slight +145 favorite (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90 minute money line in its latest Germany vs. England odds, while the over-under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before locking in any England vs. Germany picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He's having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating more than $800 in profit for $100 bettors through the group stage. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at England vs. Germany at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Germany vs. England:
- Germany vs. England spread: England -0.5 (+150)
- Germany vs. England over-under: 2.5 goals
- Germany vs. England 90 minute money line: Germany +200, England +145, Draw +220
- ENG: GK Jordan Pickford has allowed 18 goals in 34 starts for the national team
- GER: GK Manuel Neuer has allowed 38 goals in 89 international matches
Why you should back England
The Three Lions have not allowed a goal in six straight games, and they will have the backing of a limited but boisterous Wembley crowd. Southgate chose to go with a defensive approach in the group stage, but he has plenty of firepower at his disposal. If he opts for a more attacking style, the duo of captain Harry Maguire and John Stones will still be tough to penetrate on the back line. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has eight clean sheets in his last 11 starts. Despite the drought in the group stage, England has elite scorers and put up 37 goals in eight qualifying matches.
It all starts up front with Harry Kane, who led the Premier League in goals (23) and assists (14) and has had a direct hand in 17 goals (12 goals, five assists) in England's last 12 matches. Raheem Sterling, who scored both goals in the group stage and has 10 and set up seven in the past 10 international matches, also is an elite finisher. Phil Foden, who scored nine goals for EPL champion Manchester City at age 21, is a future world star, and playmakers like Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho can create major headaches for defenses.
Why you should back Germany
The Germans are 4-1-2 in the past seven meetings with England, and both losses were friendlies. The last competitive match, in the 2010 World Cup round of 16, ended in an emphatic 4-1 victory for Germany. If England sits back, the Germans have the talent to unlock the defense. Thomas Muller is one of the best playmakers in the world and joins Toni Kroos to form a dangerous combination. Muller scored 11 goals and led the Bundesliga with 19 assists for league champion Bayern Munich, while Kroos had 10 assists for Real Madrid.
Joshua Kimmich and Robin Gosens rattled Portugal in a 4-2 win in the group stage with their low crosses that led to two own goals. Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry and Ilkay Gundogan are all capable scorers, and Leon Goretzka, who had the critical equalizer against Hungary, and Timo Werner can provide energy off the bench. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been one of the world's best for well over a decade.
How to make Germany vs. England Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Germany vs. England from every possible angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total (2.5). He also has two strong best bets and a complete analysis of this star-studded showdown. He's only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins England vs. Germany? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Germany vs. England, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.