Euro 2024: Scotland seek to spoil Germany’s open party as tourney starts

Germany and Scotland get Euro 2024 underway at a sold-out Allianz Arena in Munich where Julian Nagelsmann’s hosts are expected to make light work of Steve Clarke’s outsiders.

The Scots have only ever won two matches at a European Championship finals and have never beaten the Germans in a competitive fixture, ensuring the Tartan Army face a tough start.

The stats
Germany and Scotland have met five times in competitive internationals with the Germans winning four plus one draw.

The Germans are on a four-match unbeaten run in 2024.
Scotland have won once – against Gibraltar – in their last nine internationals.

Scotland’s disappearance off the form radar means any prospect of an opening-night upset may just have gone up in smoke.

The Scotland side who last year were celebrating stunning wins over Spain and Norway have been replaced by a Scotland team who can’t beat Georgia, Northern Ireland or Finland.

Injuries haven’t helped Clarke’s preparations but the truth is that Scotland look unreliable right now and are hard to fancy in Munich for their Group A opener.
They will still fancy taking on Germany, who are very much a work-in-progress under Nagelsmann and could well struggle to deal with the tension of the occasion.

But there is so much to like about Germany’s attacking options that it’s hard not to see them breaking through. And if they get one they could get a few, which encourages a look at the anytime goalscorer market where Ilkay Gundogan is an attractive 27/10 with LiveScore Bet.

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