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Germany vs Hungary Euro 2024 prediction: Will Die Mannschaft build on emphatic victory?

Germany vs Hungary Euro 2024 Prediction: Can Die Mannschaft build on emphatic victory?

Germany will be hoping to take a big step towards qualification for the last 16 of Euro 2024 when they face Hungary.

Germany vs Hungary Euro 2024 prediction: Will Die Mannschaft build on emphatic victory?

Germany vs Hungary latest prediction

Germany‘s opening game of the European Championship could hardly have gone better. Their young stars were on display in a 5-1 thrashing of Scotland, with Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala among the scorers.

It was the biggest win by a home nation in their opening match at a European Championship tournament, and Germany’s biggest tournament win since they beat Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-final.

As always, a win in their first game does open up the possibility for Germany to secure passage to the knockout stages with another victory here. However, it won’t be immediate. Germany would need Scotland to drop points against Switzerland to be 100% certain. Although, a win on its own would surely be enough to secure one of the best third-placed finishes were Germany to somehow drop that low.

Hungary, meanwhile, came into this tournament as one of the dark horses but now they are fighting for their Euro 2024 lives. It’s a surprising turn of events, given Hungary went 14 games unbeaten between November 2022 and March 2024, finishing top of their Euro 2024 qualifying group.

However, they have now lost two of their past three games, including a 2-1 friendly defeat to Ireland earlier this month and their opening 3-1 loss at Euro 2024 to Switzerland. It leaves Hungary needing a win to realistically keep their hopes of reaching a second knockout stage in three European Championships (making the last 16 in 2016).

Germany and Hungary meet in the second game of the second round of Euro 2024 group stage fixtures on June 19 at the the Stuttgart Arena in Stuttgart at 5pm.

As mentioned, Germany’s opening win over Scotland was nearly perfect. The one thing missing was a clean sheet. Die Mannschaft had looked so close to achieving that, with Scotland having just one shot at the Olympiastadion. They didn’t score with that, but did get a goal as Antonio Rudiger put the ball into his own net with just a few minutes to go.

That’s now 13 games at major tournaments without a clean sheet for Germany, since their 3-0 win over Slovakia in the last 16 of Euro 2016 — when they didn’t concede in any of their first four matches. And, despite the losing run, Hungary have scored in each of their past 12 games since a goalless draw with Montenegro one year ago.

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Germany latest team news

There was only one real question to answer for Germany when it came to their starting XI at Euro 2024. Who would start up front, Kai Havertz or Niclas Fullkrug? Havertz got the nod against Scotland and although Fullkrug came off the bench to score a lovely goal, the Arsenal man is likely to start once more.

With this being Germany’s second game of the tournament, we’re unlikely to see changes to the XI, with Julian Nagelsmann prioritising qualification. That means Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz will flank Ilkay Gundogan just behind Havertz, with Leroy Sane having to make do on the bench.

Robert Andrich and Toni Kroos worked well as the double-pivot, while Antonio Rudiger and Jonathan Tah are the go-to centre-back pairing.

Hungary latest team news

The question for Hungary now is whether they stick or twist. Do they back their opening XI to gel and get a result against Germany? Or does Marco Rossi make a couple of changes to try and bring good fortune.

Hungary’s back three and goalkeeper will definitely stay the same, with Attila Szalai, Adam Lang and Willi Orban protecting Peter Gulasci. Attila Fiola started as the right-wing-back over Loic Nego against Switzerland, and it does look like Rossi is favouring the Fehervar man at the moment.

Up front, there aren’t too many good rotational options for Hungary that would get in over Dominik Szoboszlai, Roland Sallai and Barnabas Varga. The latter scored Hungary’s goal against Switzerland, assisted by Szoboszlai. Martin Adam was a fan favourite to come off the bench, but he doesn’t look likely to start for Hungary this tournament.

Germany vs Hungary head-to-head

This has been a tricky fixture for Germany in recent years, with three games without a win against their Hungarian counterparts. Prior to those matches, it doesn’t make much better reading for Germany. Just three wins in 12 matches against Hungary makes this one of the tougher battles Germany could’ve been handed.

Germany vs Hungary H2H
Date Score Ground
23/09/22 0-1 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
11/06/22 1-1 Puskás Aréna, Budapest
23/06/21 2-2 Allianz Arena, Munich
04/06/16 2-0 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
29/05/10 3-0 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest
06/06/04 0-2 Fritz-Walter-Stadium, Kaiserslauten

How to watch Germany vs Hungary live

The second round of Group A begins as Germany take on Hungary, with the game set to be broadcast live on BBC One, as well as online via BBC iPlayer.

Every game at Euro 2024 will be shown live on either BBC or ITV, with the two platforms sharing the broadcast rights.