Euro 2016 Qualifying (Group stage) Match Preview: Germany vs. Scotland

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Updated: September 1, 2014
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Match Date: 07 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

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Germany and Scotland’s two most recent matches in any Euro competition suggest a stronger German side. The new World Cup champions have won one of these while drawing with Scotland for the remainder.

 

Germany

The most consistent squads in all of Europe (and in the entire planet, if the FIFA World Cup is a gauge), Germany have an outstanding pedigree to rely upon. The remarkably strong team have consistently broke numerous records in the UEFA tournament, having reached the finals six times (of which they won the title three times, also a record but tied with Spain), earned the most consecutive finishes in the top two, played in the most number of matches, and scored the most goals overall. Qualifying for the tournament proper in 2016 could be relatively easy for Die Mannschaft, and such claim does not even need further explanation. In addition, Joachim Löw’s men are unbeaten in 18 international matches, with their World Cup win in Brazil being their most impressive achievement in the last 24 years.

 

Scotland

Although Scotland have had a good string of successes in their past few matches, their form in the Euro championships does not give them equal merits. In fact, they have yet to earn substantial following in the said tournament as they have never made it past the first round in the tournament proper. They failed to qualify in the last four editions of Europe’s most important international football competition, their most recent appearance being in the Euro 1996 when they only earned one victory. In 2008, they missed out on the play-offs due to a last-day defeat by Italy, after thumping France home and away.

 

Football betting tip: Germany will kick off a massive Euro qualifying campaign with a victory against Scotland.