Germany vs Denmark: Prediction for the EURO 2024 Round of 16 Match
Germany vs Denmark: Prediction for the EURO 2024 Round of 16 Match. The German "Machine" against the resilience of the "Vikings," who will advance?
On June 29, in Dortmund, the hosts of EURO 2024, Germany, will face Denmark in the Round of 16. Denmark secured their place in the knockout stage with a crucial draw against Slovenia in their final group match. Germany, known for their efficient and powerful play, will be looking to dominate on home soil. Denmark, however, has shown resilience and tactical prowess throughout the tournament, making this an exciting and unpredictable matchup.

Before the game against Denmark, Julian Nagelsmann faces issues with the center of defense. Firstly, Jonathan Tah is suspended, and Nico Schlotterbeck, who was already fielded by the German coach in the game against Switzerland, is being considered for his position. Additionally, Antonio Rüdiger has a leg issue, and while it’s not certain if the Real Madrid defender will miss the Round of 16 match, Robin Koch is likely the only alternative replacement for Rüdiger in this match. Denmark will play without Morten Hjulmand, who is suspended, and Thomas Delaney, who has played few minutes so far, might replace him. Up front, Jonas Wind might be benched for Andreas Skov Olsen, who surprisingly remains a substitute despite being considered a key player for the team.

Germany's bench strength is substantial, so Rüdiger and Tah can comfortably watch the game from the stands, as there are adequate replacements. Germany's attack, led by key players like Thomas Müller and Leroy Sané, has been formidable, scoring multiple goals in the group stage. Their defense, marshaled by Antonio Rüdiger, has also been solid. The German team's experience and depth give them a slight edge, but they must not underestimate the Danish spirit and determination.

Denmark will aim to be active in counter-play and strengthen their defense to prevent Germany from creating as many chances as they did in previous matches on home soil. This match promises to be a clash of styles: Germany's structured and high-tempo game against Denmark's organized and resilient approach. Much will depend on Germany's starting lineup and Denmark's tactics. With the support of the home crowd, Germany may have the upper hand, but Denmark's potential to spring a surprise cannot be discounted. Fans can expect a thrilling encounter as both teams vie for a place in the quarterfinals.

Prediction and Odds:
  • Germany win (1): 1.59
  • Draw (X): 3.95
  • Denmark win (2): 6.20