19.06.2021 » Portugal will be happy to play the underdog role against Germany
All pressure be on Germany to grab the 3 points this Saturday, especially after having lost their debut game against France earlier this week and also seeing Portugal collecting the 3 points in a easy win against Hungary. For the Germans, losing today could dictate an abrupt end to their EURO 2020 campaign, even though a win in their last fixture against Hungary could still allow them to make 3 points and dream with being one of the four best third-placed teams in the group stages, as that would also take them to the round-of-16. Nevertheless, Germany are still huge favorites to win today's encounter against Portugal and just as it happens when you enter one of those casinos listed at Winvio, you should pay very close attention to what the odds indicate before placing a bet...
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The Germans won't underestimate Portugal
One of the most common mistakes in games like these is when one of the sides ends up taking things for granted and underestimate their opponent. Several German players are well aware of that danger and they assure that won't be the case when they step onto the Allianz Arena, later on in Munich.
«We have studied Portugal quite well and we know what their strengths and weaknesses are», noted Matthias Ginter. «We'll try to play compact and in a similar way to what we already did against France». Despite their 1-0 loss last Tuesday, Germany managed to finish the game against World champions with 62% of ball possession in their favor and made a total of 10 shots against 4 from the French side...
Bayern Munich's star, Joshua Kimmich, also talked to the press to preview this much anticipated game and highlighted the fact that Germany can't afford to lose more points at this stage of the tournament. «We really need to win this game. We have to defend well and take more risks in attack. If we want to take the 3 points, we will have to play better than we did against France.»
The coach's view...
While previewing today's battle against Germany, the Portuguese National Team, Fernando Santos, made sure his players are not afraid of facing such a powerhouse as Germany.
«We are not afraid of Germany. I'm sure both teams respect each other a lot and we can all see how much talent each side has in their squads. That being said, we also cannot think that we are going to be the favorites in a game played in Munich, against Germany. That would be a huge mistake and if any of my players think that way, even remotely, then we are surely going to struggle a lot», commented the 66-year old manager.
As in any other game in such an intense competition like the European Championship, it's important to approach every match with the best competitive attitude possible. «Our main goal is to win and in order for that to happen we will have to be very strong this Saturday. It's a very important game for us and we will play for the 3 points. We'll also try to have as much ball possession as possible, otherwise we may lose control and face more difficulties...», alerted the Portuguese manager ahead of the clash against Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Portugal is on June 19, against Germany. You can watch Germany vs Portugal, Hungary vs France, Argentina vs Uruguay, Italy vs Wales, Ukraine vs Austria, and Switzerland vs Turkey, all matches provided from our live streams game pages.
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Portugal vs Germany kick-off time (19-06-2021):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 00:00
Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 23:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 21:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 18:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 18:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 17:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 13:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 12:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 09:00