Germany vs Hungary Euro LIVE Football Score 23 June 2021
Date: Wedneday, June 23 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Allianz Arena — Munich, Germany.
TV: ESPN/Univision | : fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Germany -500; Draw +550; Hungary +1600 (via William Hill sportsbook)
Euro 2020 continues on Wednesday as Germany host Hungary at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. The Hungarians are desperate for a result if they have hopes of advancing out of the group. The team is currently bottom of Group F and are coming off a 1-1 draw against France. Germany are back home off a thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal, and a win could help them finish the group in first place
Failure to keep their winning run going against a team that was widely expected to be the group’s whipping boys was a shock to say the least, but with four points gleaned from two matches, France remain at the top of Group F and will progress in first place with victory on Wednesday.
Didier Deschamps was surprisingly upbeat after matchday two as he paid tribute to Hungary for their “wonderful” performance on the day, but one cannot expect the World Cup-winning manager to act so graciously if his side fall short against Portugal, although Les Bleus are guaranteed to finish at least third in the group.
Portugal and France are locking horns five years after Eder’s effort propelled Santos’s side to Euro 2016 glory in the final, but Les Bleus gained a measure of revenge with a 1-0 Nations League win over the holders in November 2020, during which N’Golo Kante scored the winner
Portugal continue to cope without Nuno Mendes (thigh), with the teenager’s absence guaranteeing another start for Guerreiro at left-back despite his unfortunate own goal against Germany, but Joao Felix has shaken off discomfort in the same area and should be in contention.
Manager Santos has refused to rule out changes to his starting lineup following their reality check on matchday two, with Rafa Silva and Renato Sanches the most likely candidates to benefit from some rotation.
As mentioned, Ronaldo has never scored against France, but breaking that duck here would see him net his 20th goal at a World Cup or Euros – surpassing Miroslav Klose and breaking yet another record in an illustrious career.
France introduced Ousmane Dembele 57 minutes in against Hungary, but the Barcelona attacker had to be withdrawn after suffering a knee injury and will now miss the remainder of the tournament.
Deschamps has no other injury or fitness concerns to work around, as Benjamin Pavard was controversially cleared to play against Hungary following his head injury in the opening-day success over Germany.
Lucas Hernandez should return at left-back after Lucas Digne was surprisingly given the nod last time out, and recent reports have claimed that Pavard and Adrien Rabiot could be at risk of losing their places as Jules Kounde and Corentin Tolisso push for starts.
Portugal possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Pereira, Sanches, Fernandes; B.Silva, Ronaldo, Jota
France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema