Ladies and gentleman, it’s the big one, the one we’ve all been waiting for. England will go to war with Germany on home soil with a place in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals at stake.
It’s coming home. No, quite literally. The Three Lions will host the Germans at Wembley Stadium – the home of English football – in a mouthwatering match-up that will grip the entire nation.
Wembley will play host to the last-16 tie in front of around 40,000 fans – the largest sporting crowd in the UK in more than 15 months – and we’re predicting fireworks for this one.
England have not played Germany in a major tournament since the infamous 4-1 round-of-16 defeat at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. To put it simply, it’s time for revenge.
England topped Group D after their impressive opening win over Croatia before an underwhelming draw with Scotland in the second game.
The Three Lions then secured the top spot with a win over the Czech Republic – who knocked out reigning champions Portugal on Sunday night – in the final group stage game.
England will need no incentive for victory when they face Germany, but the lopsided draw for the last-16 will, almost certainly, motivate them further for the match. A win over the Germans would be bliss, wouldn’t it?
But it won’t be easy, Joachim Low’s side are no pushovers and we expect this fixture to be a cagey affair from the first to last whistle.
With the knockout stages now underway, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from England vs Germany to get your teeth stuck into.
England vs Germany betting tips & predictions
England are 29/20 to win, with Germany priced at 15/8 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 23/10.
Prediction: 1-0 (13/2)
Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/England (5/1)
The past two meetings between the countries – both friendlies – have ended 0-0 and 1-0 to Germany, and England’s last five matches have produced four 1-0 wins and a goalless draw.
Both teams boast star-studded sides and we’re expecting this one to be a close end-to-end encounter, with plenty of chances for either side.
We reckon the teams will head into the break level-pegging before England come out all guns blazing in the second half, before sinking their teeth into the jugular of the Germans. Revenge will taste so sweet.
First Goalscorer: Harry Kane (10/3)
Harry Kane, widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, will be one of England’s greatest chances to score against Germany tonight.
So far during this summer’s European Championships, however, the England captain has been shy of chances on goal – despite being one of the pre-tournament favourites to win the Golden Boot.
But with a tasty clash against Die Mannschaft on the horizon, Kane will be chomping at the bit to get his name on the scoresheet – and we’re backing him to draw first blood tonight.
Request A Bet: Kane to score, 4+ corners each team and Kimmich to be carded (20/1)
England-Germany matches have always been committed encounters and the same can be expected on Tuesday.
As previously tipped, we’re sticking with Harry Kane to score in tonight’s fixture and with that, we’re predicting that either side will have four or more corners each, especially with it likely to be an end-to-end affair.
During play, one man who is expected to have a busy evening is Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, who has been playing at right wing-back for Germany in this tournament.
That role may put him in direct opposition to Jack Grealish, who was the most fouled player in the Premier League last season. See where we’re going with this?
We’re almost certain that Kimmich, who picked up a yellow card in his last game against France, will get another tonight as he tries to keep tabs on Grealish.
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.
England team news
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell represent the biggest selection headache for England boss Gareth Southgate.
The pair have been in isolation for ten days following an interaction with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour following the game with Scotland. Gilmour went on to test positive for COVID-19.
Both have been training away from the main group, but will be available for selection with their isolation period ending on Monday night.
Defender Harry Maguire, who missed the first two games of the tournament with an ankle injury, came through against the Czech Republic unscathed.
Attacking midfielders Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka are both pushing to keep their places after being brought in from the start and impressing against the Czechs.
Phil Foden, on a booking and rested last time out, could come back in to the starting line-up.
Germany team news
Germany are still without defender Lukas Klostermann with a long-term thigh issue, but Thomas Muller is set to return from the start after only being fit enough to come on as a substitute against Hungary.
Leon Goretzka, the scorer of the winner in the Group F finale, is pushing to start in midfield and could replace Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan alongside Toni Kroos.
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is set to continue at wing-back with the impressive Robin Gosens on the other flank.
Meanwhile, top scorer Kai Havertz will start upfront with Serge Gnabry likely to return alongside him in place of Leroy Sane.