Spain vs Germany Preview: The Battle of Football Giants in Stuttgart

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
4 July 2024, 11:13

Spain vs Germany

The EURO 2024 quarter final match between Spain and Germany on July 5, 2024, promises to be a thrilling encounter between two football powerhouses. Both teams have shown impressive form throughout the tournament, making this clash one of the most anticipated fixtures of the knockout stages. The match will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart. Spain enters the quarterfinals with a perfect record, having won all their group stage matches and convincingly defeating Georgia 4-1 in the Round of 16, putting them as slight favourites as per Spain vs Germany odds. Germany, on the other hand, topped their group and secured a 2-0 victory over Denmark in the Round of 16. The history between these two sides adds another layer of intrigue, with their last major tournament meeting resulting in a 1-1 draw at the 2022 World Cup.

Spain News

La Furia Roja have been in scintillating form throughout Euro 2024. Their recent 4-1 victory over Georgia in the round of 16 showcased their attacking prowess once again, as they came from behind to secure a convincing win. The Spanish side has exceeded expectations, with forward Mikel Oyarzabal noting that they weren't considered favourites before the tournament began. Luis de la Fuente's squad boasts an almost perfect blend of experience and youthful talent. The partnership between Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal on the wings has been particularly impressive, with their pace and skill causing problems for any opposing defences they encountered. However, there is a slight injury concern over defender Aymeric Laporte, who is suffering from muscle fatigue and may be replaced by Nacho, who is well-known as the perfect substitute for any position, as he proved himself during years in Real Madrid

Germany Team News

Germany, buoyed by home support, has been one of the standout teams of Euro 2024. After a strong group stage performance, with no losses, their journey to the quarterfinals included a 2-0 victory over Denmark in the round of 16, albeit with some controversy. The German side has shown remarkable efficiency in front of goal, with their shot conversion rate of 14% being their highest in a European Championship since 2008. Julian Nagelsmann team will welcome back Jonathan Tah from suspension, potentially partnering him with Antonio Rudiger in central defence. Kai Havertz is expected to retain his place in the starting lineup after a strong performance against Denmark, while David Raum may continue at left-back. There's also competition for the wing position, with Florian Wirtz challenging Leroy Sane for a starting spot. 

Spain vs Germany Prediction

Total Goals Under 2.5

The upcoming match promises to be a tactical battle between the two pragmatic coaches, who, despite enjoying bright and attacking display, prioritise the result most of all. Given the current form of both, it will be extremely dangerous to open up the game and engage in a shootout, thus, both coaches will stick to a more meticulous approach. Given the strength of the squads, it  will likely be a fascinating battle for tactical geeks, not for the fans of bright football. However, the matches between these two football giants rarely see plenty of goals, with 7 out 8 last matches ending with less than 3 goals scored. This match promises to provide a similar display and for this Spain vs Germany prediction, MrPlay gives 1.80.

Total Corners Over 10.5

Given the number of creative players from both sides, as well as gravitation towards flanks, from which the main dangers come from, the high number of corners can be expected. In the case of Spain, both Marc Cucurella and Dani Carvajal are eagerly joining the attack with their crosses, while Yamal and Williams make the width of the attacking lines. Germany, having such players as Wirtz and Musiala, who are frequently leaning towards flanks, also provide a comprehensive display from this point of view. Moreover, while the matches between the two are usually not rich in goals, they usually have plenty of corners. Thus, last 6 out 8 games had at least 10 corners. This outcome can be picked up at MrPlay at 2.11.

Total Offsides Spain Over 2.5

With Spain’s fast flanks in the face of Williams and Yamal, it is no surprise that de la Fuente frequently uses them to disband the opponent’s defensive lines. However, given their high positions, a well-structured and cohesive defence can easily neutralise this danger with offside traps. Germany, as one of the teams with high defensive lines, have already frequently employed such tactics, having most of their opponents fall for this trap, including Switzerland, Denmark, and even Hungary. As the most suitable weapon for dismantling the main Spanish threat, Nagelsmann will likely try to catch two Spanish wonderkids, which will lead to offsides from the Spanish side. This Spain vs Germany tip comes at 2.17 at MrPlay

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