Portugal - Germany
Portugal ran out 3-0 winners over Hungary on Wednesday but only scored their first goal in the 84th-minute. Germany lost their opening game at a European Championships for the first time ever after their 1-0 loss to France. The scoreline flattered Germany. This is the first meeting between the two sides since the 2014 World Cup when Germany ran out 4-0 winners thanks to a Thomas Muller hat-trick en route to winning the tournament. Germany have won their last 4 matches against Portugal in all competitions. Pepe could keep his place in the side on Saturday and then earn a rest if they avoid defeat to Germany. Bernardo Silva came off with 20 minutes to go but his work rate and pressing is exactly what Fernando Santos will value against Germany.
William Carvalho is perhaps most likely to drop out of the side with the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Renato Sanches pushing to start.
Matthias Ginter is a major doubt for Germany after coming off injured against France on Wednesday night. Emre Can should deputise. Lukas Klostermann is out for a couple of weeks after suffering a thigh injury in training but will stay with the squad. Antonio Rudiger s has been cleared to play despite appearing to bite Paul Pogba in their defeat to France. Germany should welcome back Leon Goretzka from injury for Saturday s clash with defending champions Portugal. Serge Gnabry worked away from the main group on Thursday and is rated as a doubt, while Jonas Hofmann is ruled out.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 19.06. 18:00h