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Euros 2024: Is Germany a Steal at +550 to Win It All?

Germany won the Euros three times, played in the finals three times, and played in the semifinals three times. The Euro 2024 predictions you’ll find here are the freshest, adapted to the upcoming tournament.

 

Euros 2024: Is Germany a Steal at +550 to Win It All?
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Julian Nagelsmann’s Starting 9? Coach Looks Settled on Winning Formula

Julian Nagelsmann has been working with Germany for less than a year. The 36-year-old specialist took charge in September 2023 after a series of unsuccessful matches by the previous mentor, Hansi Flick.

Prior to the national team, Nagelsmann worked with Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and Bayern. In 2017, he was named Germany’s coach of the year.

The German national team did not participate in any qualification games. As a host nation, Germany automatically earned a place in the tournament and in Group A.

Now six games into his tenure, statement victories over France and the Netherlands suggest Nagelsmann’s side has become a serious contender to lift the Euro 2024 trophy.

Furthermore, Nagelsmann started the same players in both of those wins. This indicates he has potentially already settled on his starting line-up.

Nagelsmann has named his preliminary squad of 27, one player will be dropped from the group before the competition starts.

Germany faces Ukraine and Greece in two more pre-tournament friendlies ahead of the opening game on June 14th against Scotland. This will give fantasy managers an even clearer idea of what to expect when the tournament kicks off.

Nagelsmann used a back three against Austria in November, before switching to something resembling a Red Bull’s style of 4-2-2-2 in a defeat to Turkey.

In March, though, a 4-2-3-1 proved immensely effective, with Toni Kroos and Robert Andrich forming an exciting double pivot, allowing room for an exciting attacking trio to run riot behind Niclas Fullkrug. That could well be Nagelsmann’s first-choice team come June.

 


Germany is figuring things out at the right time but many important players are out and will not play this summer. Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, and Karim Adeyemi didn’t make the cut.

A hamstring injury, meanwhile, rules Serge Gnabry out. The most important name missing is Matts Hummels, who will play the Champions League final with Dortmund and who was arguably the MVP against PSG in the semis.

Germany are third favorites to go all the way and lift the trophy priced at +550 according to our latest Euro odds.

 

Toni Kroos & Florian Wirtz Boost: Bet Germany to Reach Semi-Final

Drawn into a decent Group, Germany should expect to qualify as winners. Compared to their form last year, there is optimism after the performance of German clubs in European competitions (Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Leverkusen in the Europa League).

The return of Toni Kroos, the superb rise of Florian Wirtz, and the form of Kai Havertz should galvanize the Germans who usually tend to do well at home.

 


Robert Andrich’s form means Germany has finally got a like-for-like replacement after Sami Khedira’s retirement to stop counter-attacking goals, which is Germany’s major weakness.

However, the form of the Bayern players could be a bit concerning. That could also spur them on to perform better at the tournament. The defense, as usual, is not the best with Jonathan Tah, Maximilian Mittelstadt, David Raum & Joshua Kimmich not the strongest defensively. Only Antonio Rudiger is a world-class defender.

The three-time European champions have failed to make an impact in international tournaments since their 2014 World Cup win and are desperate for a strong showing in front of their own fans.

They crashed out in the first round of the last two World Cups and did not make it past the round of 16 in the last European Championship held in 2021.

The Germans, who open the June 14-July 14 tournament against Scotland, also face Hungary and Switzerland in Group A. If you’re looking for a great value bet back them to reach the semifinals at +110.

 

 

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Germany has lacked a true, world-class No.9 for several years, and the responsibility to lead the line is likely to fall on Niclas Fullkrug’s shoulders at the Euros, as the Dortmund striker has been preferred to Thomas Muller in recent camps.

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