Germany vs Scotland Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the European Championships Group A match between Germany and Scotland on Friday, 14 June 2024.

 
7:30am on Friday 14th June 2024
By
Martin Macdonald

The European Championships officially commences on Friday evening when Germany host Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The Scots reached the Euros after finishing second in Group A behind Spain and ahead of Norway, Georgia and Cyprus.

For the tournament, they find themselves in a group alongside the hosts, Germany as well as Hungary and Switzerland who play each other on Saturday.

Germany current form

As they are the host nation, Germany didn't have to play qualification matches, so they have been preparing for the tournament with a flurry of friendly fixtures.

In their last five friendlies, they have defeated Greece, drawn with Ukraine, defeated the Netherlands and France, and lost against Austria and Turkey.

There was previously a bit of trepidation from Germany fans heading into the tournament as they haven't looked their best over the last couple of years. However, key players ended the season in terrific form, while they have the big advantage of playing every match in front of a partisan home crowd.

Scotland current form

Scotland's form has been worrying heading into the tournament as they are without a win in their last four friendly matches. Recently, they were unconvincing in a win over Gibraltar and could only manage a 2-2 draw versus Finland.

Prior to that, they played two friendlies in March and lost against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.

Germany vs Scotland Team News

The major bit of team news for Germany surrounds Toni Kroos, as the Real Madrid midfielder came out of retirement to feature for his nation in the tournament. Over the next month, we'll see him play his final games as a footballer as he is retiring from club and country this summer.

There was some heartbreaking news for Aleksandar Pavlovic as he came down with tonsillitis so will miss the Euros, with his place in the squad being taken by Dortmund midfielder Emre Can.

The big decision for Julian Nagelsmann will be with regards to the centre-forward position and whether to play Kai Havertz or Champions League finalist Ncklas Fullkrug.

As for Scotland, Lyndon Dykes had to withdraw from the squad after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Lawrence Shankland and Andy Robertson both finished training early on Monday which let to concerns, but both are believed to be okay.

Key player - Germany

Serial winner Kroos is back in competitive action for Germany and he'll provide much-needed experience and quality in what is sure to be a midfield battle on Friday.

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Key player - Scotland

Up against him will be John McGinn, who'll be sure to sure that big backside of his to win set-pieces for Scotland in key areas.

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Scoreline Prediction

The Scotland fans will be in Munich in force to try and support their team to at least a point, but the team has been struggling recently and Germany will simply have too much quality for them.

Germany 3-1 Scotland

For all of the analysis of the match as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQs

What was the score the last time Germany played Scotland? In 2015, Germany defeated Scotland 3-2 at Hampden in a qualifier for Euro 2016.

What time does the match kick-off? The game commences at 2000 GMT.

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