England Vs Germany
England host old rivals Germany at Wembley in this Euro 2020 Round of 16 having started a major international tournament with three clean sheets for the first time since 1966. Encouragingly, the three lions have won eight of their last nine matches, with the last four victories coming via a 1-0 scoreline by which they also beat Germany in a Euro 2000 group game.
Curiously, that same period produced five of the last ten goals witnessed in Germany's matches inconsistent route to the second round, the three time champions struggled against France, dominated against Portugal. While this stage of the competition five years ago saw average of 2.38 goals per fixture, this could prove to be a tighter affair as three of the last four head to head witnessed under 1.5 goals.
Who will win here? Prediction: Germany to win.
Sweden Vs Ukraine
A 94th minute Viktor Claesson strike was enough to help Sweden not only defeat Poland 3-2 in their final group E match, but also secure top spot heading into their first knockout round appearance. This swedish side is a more resilient outfit though conceding an average of just 0.38 goals across their last eight Internationals.
Squeaking through as the fourth, third best, side on goal difference, Ukraine will be looking for victory in their first ever Euros knockout round appearance as an independent nation. Showing indifferent form over their last nine Internationals, Ukraine at least provide entertainment whenever they play, highlighted by both teams scoring in six of those fixtures.
Who will be a victory here? Prediction: both teams scoring goals.
Content created and supplied by: Hillarysteve (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More