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Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 Predictions & Tips - Portugal set to win first Euro U21 title
- Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 predictions for Sunday’s Euro U21 final
- The match is being played at 8pm BST at Stadion Stožice in Ljubljana
- Portugal U21 are 5-0 against Germany U21
- I am backing Portugal to win their first Euro U21 title
- Preview, stats, squads & team news
Portugal beat Germany 5-0 in the European U21 semi finals (Getty)
Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 Predictions
Portugal have won all five matches against Germany at U21 level. The Portuguese midfield is superior and can help their side create history by winning the 2021 Euro U21 final.
- Germany U21 have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
- Portugal U21 have won their last 5 matches against Germany U21 including friendlies (all competitions).
- Portugal U21 have won their last 3 matches against Germany U21 (UEFA U21 European Championship).
- Portugal U21 have won 11 of their last 12 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
Head to Head
Portugal are 5-0 against Germany and have won all three encounters at the European U21 Championship.
Portugal won 5-0 in the semi-finals in 2015 with Bernardo Silva, Ricardo Pereira,
Ivan Cavaleiro, João Mário and Ricardo Horta finding the net.
Germany U21 Form
Germany were unconvincing in the group stage. They started with a 3-0 win against Hungary before a 1-1 draw against Netherlands.
Stefan Kuntz’s side advanced to the knockout rounds after a 0-0 draw against Romania. They finished level on points with Netherlands and Romania and advanced on goal difference.
Germany got past Denmark in the quarter-finals. Lukas Nmecha made it 1-1 in the 88th minute and Jonathan Burkardt put them in front in extra time before conceding a penalty.
Burkardt missed Germany’s first spot kick, but Germany were perfect from then on, winning 8-7 in the penalty shootout.
Germany got off to a great start against Netherlands in the semi-finals. Florian Wirtz scored twice in the opening 8 minutes and they rode it out to secure a 2-1 victory.
Germany U21 Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Markus Schubert, Finn Dahmen, Lennart Grill
Defenders: Josha Vagnoman, David Raum, Nico Schlotterbeck, Amos Pieper, Paul Jaeckel, Ismail Jakobs, Karim Adeyemi, Lars Lukas Mai, Ridle Baku
Midfielders: Niklas Dorsch, Florian Wirtz, Arne Maier (captain), Salih Özcan, Anton Stach, Vitaly Janelt, Mateo Klimowicz
Forwards: Jonathan Burkardt, Lukas Nmecha, Mërgim Berisha, Janni Serra
Midfielder Salih Özcan and striker Lukas Nmecha picked up knocks in the semi-final.
Anton Stach and Vitaly Janelt are options to start in midfield while Jonathan Burkardt is in contention to start in attack.
Portugal U21 Form
Portugal won all three group stage matches without conceding a goal. They beat Croatia 1-0, England 2-0 and beat Switzerland 3-0 with Diogo Queirós, Trincão and Francisco Conceição on target.
Rui Jorge’s side got past Italy in the quarter-finals. Dany Mota scored twice to put them 2-0 up and Gonçalo Ramos scored to make it 3-1, but they conceded a late equaliser to take it to extra time.
Italy had a man sent off in the 91st minute and Portugal took advantage, goals to Jota and Francisco Conceição securing a 5-3 victory.
Portugal did it tough against Spain in the semi-finals but came out with a 1-0 win. The decisive moment came in the 80th minute when Fábio Vieira’s cross was turned into his own net by Jorge Cuenca.
Portugal U21 Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, João Virgínia, Luís Maximiano
Defenders: Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Diogo Dalot, Pedro Pereira, Thierry Correia, Tiago Djaló, Tomás Tavares
Midfielders: Daniel Bragança, Fábio Vieira, Florentino Luís, Gedson Fernandes, Romário Baró, Vítor Ferreira
Forwards: Dany Mota, Trincão, Francisco Conceição, Gonçalo Ramos, Jota, Rafael Leão, Tiago Tomás
Rui Jorge could make some changes here with Florentino Luis, Romário Baró, Jota and Tiago Tomás all hoping to start.
Portugal overcame a very talented Spanish side in the semi-finals. They have an advantage in midfield and if correctly exploited, they can beat Germany and win their first European U21 Championship.
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