Portugal – Germany

Portugal against Germany is the big derby of the second round of Euro 2020’s group stage. These two European giants will face each other on Saturday at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Let’s preview it in these paragraphs that are about to follow.

Portugal started their Euro 2020 campaign with a bang when they rocked a 3-0 win against Hungary in their opening game. Their performance left the fans a bit worried, though – Selecao scored their three goals in the last seven minutes of the match. We saw some flaws in Portugal’s game, mainly in terms of creativity and creating danger. The head coach Fernando Santos has some work to do now.

What Portugal will need against the Mannschaft is more efficiency from their most creative players – Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva. These two playmakers must organise Selecao’s game, but they were poor against the Magyars.

Germany are not in a position to hold back because they lost their opening game against France. The veteran center-back Mats Hummels had the bad luck to score himself an own goal in the first half. We can’t say that Germany played badly, but they didn’t do enough to penetrate the French defense.

Joachim Low could make some changes in order to refresh his team for the next game. Germany started without a pure striker against France, so now Timo Werner could enter the scene. At the same time the speed demon Leroy Sane could be used to cause some havoc in the opponent’s defense. Leon Goretzka could return in team as well, but only if he’s fit to play.

That’s our preview for the Euro 2020 fixture between Portugal and Germany in the Bavarian capital. These two sides are in a very different position in this group, so let’s see how they are going to do. One thing is for sure – Germany can’t allow themselves to lose a second consecutive match.

Manchester United – Chelsea

Manchester United – Chelsea

Manchester United hosts Chelsea at the Old Trafford in a match from the 6th round of the Premier League. Here is our thoughts about this derby fixture at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday.

Manchester United approach the 6th round from 15th place in the standings, so certainly they have a lot to work on at the moment. The Red Devils have just 6 points won from four matches played and there’s a huge room for improvement at the moment.

During the week Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team achieved an amazing win to boost its confidence. Manchester United faced PSG in the Champions League and went home with a terrific 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes. Bruno Fernandes from a penalty kick and Marcus Rashford scored for the English side.

Everybody is talking about Axel Tuanzebe’s performance against PSG. The 22-years old defender played 90 minutes against PSG and made an amazing impression with his capabilities. Most surely he’s going to start the next game as well.

Chelsea also had a Champions League game during the week, but they didn’t win it. The Blues hosted Europa League winners Sevilla at the Stamford Bridge, but they game ended with no goals – 0-0. Chelsea had some chances to score a winner, but the Spanish side defended well.

Frank Lampard could be making some changes for Chelsea’s next game. Players like Hakim Ziyech, Mateo Kovacic, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi all started from the bench against the Spaniards, but they could be in the line-up for the next game.

Manchester United and Chelsea are usually giving us some great matches, so we don’t have any doubts we are going to see one at the Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ performance in the Champions League was better, but Chelsea didn’t lose their game as well. It’s going to be a great one.