Euro 2024 Group A Predictions: Who Will Qualify for the Last 16?

Here are our predictions for Group A of Euro 2024, which features Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and Hungary this summer.

 
6:00am on Thursday 13th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Euro 2024 approaches, fans and pundits alike are eagerly speculating on which teams will advance to the knockout stages.

Group A features Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Scotland, making for a compelling and competitive group. Here’s a detailed look at the predictions for Group A.

Germany's Chances

Germany, as the host nation, comes into the tournament with high expectations. Under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann, Germany boasts a strong squad with a mix of experienced and young talent.

However, their recent record against non-elite sides is concerning, having struggled to secure victories in such matches since the last World Cup.

This inconsistency might pose a challenge as they face three underdog teams in their group.

Key Matches

Germany’s critical match will likely be their final group game against Switzerland.

A win here could be pivotal in determining the group winner, potentially allowing Germany to avoid facing tougher opponents like France or England until later in the tournament.

Switzerland's Potential Upset

Switzerland is being tipped by some to top Group A. The Swiss team has shown impressive form in the qualifiers, backed by solid tournament experience and a well-rounded squad.

Switzerland’s tactical prowess and consistency make them formidable opponents for Germany.

Key Players

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri will be key players for Switzerland.

Their leadership and experience could guide the team through the group stage, potentially leading to an upset over the host nation.

Hungary and Scotland: The Dark Horses

Hungary’s Prospects

Hungary comes into Euro 2024 with an outside chance to advance.

They have the capability to cause upsets, as shown in their previous performances in international tournaments. Hungary’s strength lies in their team cohesion and defensive solidity.

Scotland’s Road Ahead

Scotland, meanwhile, is seen as a resilient team with a fighting spirit. Their qualification journey highlighted their potential to compete at a high level.

Key players like Andrew Robertson and Scott McTominay will need to perform exceptionally well to boost Scotland's chances of advancing.

Final Predictions - Who Will Qualify?

Based on current form and squad strengths, we're predicting that Switzerland will top Group A, with Germany also advancing to the last 16.

Hungary and Scotland, while competitive, are unfortunately likely to fall short in their bid to progress past the group stage.

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