Germany vs. Denmark Euro Preview: Live Odds, Props, & Expert Analysis

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Germany vs. Denmark Euro Preview: Live Odds, Props, & Expert Analysis

The Germans, who sit at (-157), will aim to secure a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2024 when they take on Denmark at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. Julian Nagelsmann’s team finished first in its group, with two wins and a draw in three games. Germany is among the favorites to win this tournament, but it must negotiate a tricky Round of 16 clash with Denmark first.

The Danes (+525) remain unbeaten at the Euros after drawing all three group stage games. They also have not lost a single match so far this year. However, Germany will have strong home support inside Signal Iduna Park, and it is the clear favorite to win this game. Read on for more Euro betting odds and info. 

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Germany’s path to victory likely includes Wirtz and Musiala 

Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala produced an attacking masterclass in Germany’s 5-1 win against Scotland to open the tournament. Both players scored, and they also dazzled the home fans with their technical prowess in that game. Musiala was on target again when the Germans beat Hungary 2-0 in their second group stage match.

They are both just 21 years old, but they are already two of the finest playmakers in the business. However, they struggled to make an impact in Germany’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Matchday 3. They had both left in favor of substitutes by the time Niclas Füllkrug grabbed a last-gasp equalizer, but they’ll have a chance to make amends on Saturday. Denmark’s defense has been very stubborn at this tournament, so Germany may need a strong effort.

Denmark might have to be efficient on the counterattack to win

The Germans are likely to dominate the ball on Saturday. They enjoyed 73% of the possession against Scotland, 70% against Hungary, and 67% against Switzerland. If that trend continues, Denmark will need to defend diligently and counterattack with pace, purpose, and ruthless efficiency in front of goal to win this game.

Fortunately, the Danes have a quick, talented striker in Rasmus Højlund. He is accustomed to playing counterattacking football at Manchester United, so he could cause problems for Germany’s center-backs on Saturday. Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen has the ability to pick out Højlund with precise through-balls, and Germany’s Robert Andrich will need to keep a close eye on him throughout the game.

Germany expected starting 11

Manager Julian Nagelmann may stick with the same players who started all three group stage games. That would mean Manuel Neuer at goalkeeper, Maximilian Mittelstädt at left-back, Jonathan Tah and Antonio Rüdiger in the middle, and the experienced Joshua Kimmich at right-back.

Toni Kroos and Robert Andrich will provide a double pivot in midfield, with captain Ilkay Gündogan in the No. 10 role. Florian Wirtz starts on the left, Kai Havertz plays down the middle, and Jamal Musiala ostensibly plays on the right of the attack, but in reality, all three drift all over the place. It is worth noting that Germany looked more dangerous when Nagelsmann sent on striker Niclas Füllkrug and winger Leroy Sané in place of Musiala and Wirtz against Switzerland, so they could enter the fray if he wants to change things up.

Denmark expected starting 11

Denmark also has a settled starting XI. Captain Kasper Schmeichel will start in goal, and Joachim Anderson, Jannik Vestergaard, and Andreas Christensen will form the back three. Alexander Bah will play as a right wing-back, with either Joakim Maehle or Victor Kristiansen as a left wing-back.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Morten Hjulmand, and Christian Eriksen will go up against Kroos, Andrich, and Gündogan in midfield. Rasmus Højlund and Jonas Wind play as an attacking duo, which means the likes of Yussuf Poulsen, Mikkel Damsgaard, and Kasper Dolberg are typically on the bench, but they could come on in the second half.

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