Germany vs Denmark Preview: Danish Dynamite to Withstand Die Mannschaft in the First Knockout Clash

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
27 June 2024, 14:42

Germany vs Denmark

Another playoff match is set to deliver an exciting clash as hosts Germany face Denmark at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. This match promises to be a thrilling encounter between two teams with contrasting group stage performances, both eager to secure a spot in the quarter-finals. Germany, having topped Group A with impressive victories against Scotland and Hungary, along with a hard-fought draw against Switzerland, enter the knockout stage as one of the tournament favourites. Denmark, on the other hand, squeezed through Group C in second place with three consecutive draws, relying on their defensive prowess to advance. Naturally, Germany comes as a heavy favourite in the upcoming game, however, Denmark can hope for their recent successes against die Mannschaft, having lost only one game out of six.

Germany Team News

The German national team, under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann, has shown flashes of brilliance in the tournament so far. Their attacking prowess was on full display in their 5-1 victory over Scotland, with players like Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz, and Kai Havertz creating havoc for opposing defences. Ilkay Gündogan,despite quite a disappointing season at Barcelona, has been instrumental in midfield, orchestrating plays and providing crucial assists. However, Germany will face some defensive challenges in this match. Jonathan Tah is suspended due to accumulating two yellow cards in the group stage, while Antonio Rudiger is doubtful with a thigh injury. Nico Schlotterbeck is expected to step in, with Waldemar Anton potentially joining the backline if Rudiger is ruled out. 

Denmark Team News

Denmark's journey to the Round of 16 has been less spectacular but equally effective. Kasper Hjulmand's side has relied on a solid defensive strategy, conceding only two goals in their three group matches. Their centre-back trio of Joachim Andersen, Jannik Vestergaard, and Andreas Christensen has been particularly impressive, frustrating opponents with their aerial dominance, which will be taken into account by the Germany vs Denmark prediction. Offensively, Denmark has struggled to find their rhythm, with striker Rasmus Hojlund managing only two shots across three appearances. The return of Thomas Delaney from illness could provide a boost to their midfield, while Christian Nørgaard might step in to replace the suspended Morten Hjulmand.

Germany vs Denmark Prediction

Germany To Win

Despite the draw with Switzerland, die Mannschaft is probably showing its best display since the 2014 World Cup. With the complete domination on the field and cohesive attacking capabilities, the hosts of the tournament have all the chances to claim the spot in the quarter finals. Denmark, on the other hand, showed a decent game only in the match against England, while matches against Serbia and Slovenia were rather unconvincing. The team allowed a lot in front of their net and will likely rely on counterattacks in the upcoming match. Germany, from its side, is well-prepared for such a game and rightfully considered a favourite, as per Germany vs Denmark odds. Die Mannschaft’s win comes at 1.63 at MrPlay.

Total Corners Germany Over 5.5

The domination of the field of the German team was reflected in a lot of corners, showcasing die Mannschaft’s active approach. Moreover, given the height of German defenders, coupled with Toni Kroos’ crossing skills, corners can become a remedy if the team will struggle in the attack. Thus, Germany had 9 corners against Switzerland, 11 against Hungary, and 5 against Scotland. With the likely aggressive domination on the field, Germany will be able to provide at least 6 corners in the upcoming game. This Germany vs Denmark tip comes at 1.89 at MrPlay.

Total Yellow Cards Under 4.5 

Both teams are showcasing quite a disciplined display in their recent matches and there is no reason to expect tensions or excessive fouls in the upcoming game. Thus, Denmark matches saw less than 5 yellow cards for six matches in a row. Germany matches are also consistent in this regard, seeing more than 4 bookings only in one instance out of the last five. This outcome can be picked up at 1.50 at MrPlay

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