European Championship: Germany – Hungary

Germany looks to secure a spot in the Euro 2024 knockout stages with a victory over Hungary in their Group A match on Wednesday at MHPArena in Stuttgart. After a record-breaking 5-1 win against Scotland, Germany sits at the top of the group, while Hungary is aiming to recover from a 3-1 loss to Switzerland.

Germany Team News

Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann has a fully fit squad at his disposal, with no new injuries reported from their match against Scotland. Ilkay Gundogan is expected to start despite a rough tackle in the last game, and Nagelsmann might stick with the same lineup. Players like Robert Andrich and Jonathan Tah need to be cautious as they are one yellow card away from suspension.

Hungary Team News

Hungary, under coach Marco Rossi, will miss Loic Nego and Botond Balogh due to fitness issues. Callum Styles might return, but Nego remains out. Rossi could consider Bendeguz Bolla or Endre Botka to replace the aging Attila Fiola on the right side. Dominik Szoboszlai, the youngest male captain in Euros history, is set to earn his 44th cap.

Germany Team Form

Germany started Euro 2024 impressively, thrashing Scotland 5-1 and breaking several records in the process. This victory marked Germany’s fifth consecutive unbeaten match, with four of those being wins. Nagelsmann’s squad looks to continue this momentum and secure their top-two finish in the group.

Hungary Team Form

Hungary has struggled in recent Euro matches, not winning in their last seven attempts since defeating Austria in 2016. They opened this tournament with a 3-1 loss to Switzerland, placing them third in Group A. Despite their recent setbacks, Hungary has only two losses in their last 17 matches across all competitions, showing resilience and a consistent ability to score.

Our Verdict

Germany’s dominant form and fully fit squad give them a clear advantage over Hungary, who are dealing with injuries and inconsistencies. Expect Germany to secure a win and confirm their place in the knockout stages with another strong performance.

Predicted Lineups

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Tah, Rudiger, Mittelstadt; Andrich, Kroos; Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz; Havertz

Hungary: Gulacsi; Orban, Lang, Szalai; Bolla, Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez; Sallai, Szoboszlai; Varga

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