England vs Germany: Predicted lineups for Euro 2020 round of 16 tie

Mats Hummels will start for Germany (Photo by Andre Weening/BSR Agency/Getty Images)
Mats Hummels will start for Germany (Photo by Andre Weening/BSR Agency/Getty Images) /

A mouth-watering clash awaits us on Tuesday evening, as Germany and England face off in the Euro 2020 round of 16. 

England were far from their best during the Euro 2020 group stage, but still managed to secure top spot in Group D. The Three Lions go into their round of 16 clash against Germany as slight favourites. But Joachim Löw’s side will no doubt give them a hard-fought battle on Tuesday evening.

Germany needed a late equaliser from Leon Goretzka against Hungary to qualify for the last 16. Their form over the last two years has been underwhelming to say the least. And Die Mannschaft will be looking to deliver a repeat of the performance we saw from them against Portugal during the group stage.

England vs Germany: Predicted XIs for Euro 2020 last 16 tie

It is being reported that England are considering making the switch to a three-man defence for the game against Germany. According to reports, Bukayo Saka could keep his place in the starting XI ahead of Phil Foden. If that is the case, Saka will start in the England attack alongside Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling. Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham look set to start on the bench once again for England.

Germany are set to stick with the 3-4-3 formation they used during the group stage. With Ilkay Gündogan a doubt for the game, Leon Goretzka could come into the midfield. Thomas Müller should also make his return after recovering from his knee injury. Leroy Sané will likely be the one to make way for him. Mats Hummels will lead the Germany defence, with Antonio Rüdiger and Matthias Ginter alongside him in the back three.

Here is how England and Germany could line up for their Euro 2020 last 16 clash.

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England: Pickford – Walker, Stones, Maguire – Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw – Saka, Sterling – Kane

Germany: Neuer – Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger – Kimmich, Goretzka, Kroos, Gosens – Havertz, Müller, Gnabry