Kick off: Sunday, 26 June @17:00 GMT
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq)
Head to Head Record
Germany vs Slovakia 1-3 (2016 Friendly International)
Germany vs Slovakia 2-1 (Euro 2008 qualifiers)
Slovakia vs Germany 1-4 (Euro 2008 qualifiers)
Slovakia vs Germany 2-0 (2005 Friendly International)
Germany vs Slovakia 2-0 (2001 Friendly International)
Germany vs Slovakia Team News
Jerome Boateng is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day. If the Bayern Munich defender fails to recover in time to face Slovakia, Mustafi would start. Joshua Kimmich impressed in the 1-0 win over Northern Ireland and he should keep his place in the starting line-up. Mesut Ozil, Jerome Boateng and Sami Khedira are all one yellow card away from suspension.
Doubtful: Jerome Boateng (62/0)
Norbert Gyomber has overcome his slight injury, meaning that Jan Kozak will have a full squad to choose from against Germany. As reports in Slovakia suggest, the experienced tactician is going to field the same starting line-up that faced England in the final group game. A man to watch in the away side will be Serie A star Marek Hamsik, who scored a wonder goal in the 2-1 win over Russia.
- Slovakia defeated Germany 3-1 when the two teams met in a friendly earlier in 2016
- Germans are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet
- Slovakia are after their second ever win at Euro finals
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in Slovakia’s last four matches
- Marek Hamsik has netted 19 goals for the Slovakia national team to date
Germany vs Slovakia Prediction
Germany were beaten by Slovakia in their final warm-up game, but it has to be noted that coach Joachim Low mixed the squad back then. Die Manschaft have been producing fine performances at Euro 2016 finals so far and seeing that they created a number of clear-cut chances to score in the 1-0 win over Northern Ireland, I believe that there is a big value in betting on the World Cup title holders. Slovakia managed to hold England to a goalless draw, but the Germans are likely to pose a much bigger threat for Jan Kozak’s troops than their previous rivals.
Betting Tip: Germany/Germany
Odds: 2.20 (6/5) @bet365
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