Germany go into this game having made the rest of the competition sit up and take note of their 4-2 annihilation of Portugal. They will be full of confidence after sweeping them aside having been unlucky against France on matchday one.
Knowing too that a win will leave them on six points which should be enough for the qualification they will be hoping Portugal and France share the spoils so they can top the group.
Hungary despite losing 3-0 to Portugal on matchday one will take confidence over their 1-1 draw with World Cup holders France and will look to get something out of this game despite sitting bottom with just one point.
- Head to head:
In five previous meetings between these two Germany have W4, L1 and have scored 13 goals and conceded six goals between 1954 and 2016.
Germany are 1/16 to win the game and Hungary are 17/0 to win the game.
- Previous defensive record:
Germany got off the mark with four goals against Portugal but need to be aware as they have conceded three over two games. Hungary have conceded four goals and scored one over their last two games and will look to add to their tally.
- Players to watch:
Robin Gosens (Germany) has eight direct goal involvements across his last 11 matches for club and country (four goals & four assists). Meanwhile, Hungarian hero Attila Fiola netted the match opener versus France last time out and now has two goals in his last four international appearances, with both arriving in the 45th minute.
- Team News:
Lukas Klostermann and Jonas Hoffman (Germany) are doubts with injuries whereas Daniel Gazdag (Hungary) is out with a knee injury.
Misses next match if booked: Ginter, Havertz, Kimmich (Germany)
Misses next match if booked: Botka, Négo, Orbán (Hungary)
- Predicted Line-ups:
Germany possible line-up: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kimmich, Gündoğan, Kroos, Gosens; Sané, Gnabry, Havertz
Hungary possible line-up: Gulácsi; Botka, Orbán, At. Szalai; Négo, Kleinheisler, Ádám Nagy, Schafer, Fiola; Ád. Szalai, Sallai.
Joachim Löw, Germany: “We had great pace and managed to move the ball around well against Portugal. The next match will be more difficult if Hungary defend with eight or nine players and try to hit on the counter. They have shown how dangerous they can be.”
Marco Rossi, Hungary: “Since we’re here at the funfair, we also want to play; we want to perform well, but we must also keep our feet on the ground. We’re hoping to bring our ‘A’ game with us to Munich.”
Last six form guide:
If Germany produce another goal fest and results in other games, go their way then they will be sitting pretty in this group but you can never underestimate Hungary who got a point against the current World Cup holders.
Anything is possible on the final matchday of the group stages in Group F, all teams can potentially qualify as well, although the job is harder for Hungary because they have to beat the Germans. Yet the tie and the group should go in Germany’s favour given that either or both France and Portugal will be dropping points.