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We simulated England vs Germany to get a Euro 2020 last-16 score prediction


England will face their historic rivals Germany in the Euro 2020 last-16 on Tuesday evening, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Gareth Southgate’s England side are yet to concede a goal in Euro 2020 so far, thanks to their solid but unspectacular 4-2-3-1 formation, with Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice helping to protect the defence.

But recent media reports are suggesting that Southgate’s side could revert to a back three in order to match Germany’s 3-4-2-1 system, with Kyle Walker set to start in central defence at the expense of midfielder Jack Grealish, and Phil Foden returning on the right of attack.

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So, what team could Southgate go with against Germany on Tuesday afternoon?

And, what could the final score be?

We used FIFA 21 to get a score prediction for England vs Germany on Tuesday and this is what happened…

England vs Germany score predicted by FIFA 21 simulation

We used kick-off mode in FIFA 21, but didn’t select a team to control, we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a score prediction.

The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the injuries and suspensions.

We predict that England could set up in a 5-2-3/3-4-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Sterling.



We predict that England could set up in a 5-2-3/3-4-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Sterling.
We predict that England could set up in a 5-2-3/3-4-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Sterling.

We predict that Germany could set up in a 5-2-2-1/3-4-2-1 formation, with their line-up as follows: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Groos, Gosens; Muller, Havertz; Gnabry.

Despite a strong start from England, the away side grew into the game and began to control possession, with Southgate’s side happy to retreat into their shape and look to hit on the counter-attack.

And it worked for about 35 minutes, but Germany’s quality in attack eventually found a breakthrough.

Thomas Muller dropped into a pocket of space in midfield and found Serge Gnabry with a great pass, with the former Arsenal man running in behind John Stones.

Gnabry took a touch and fired an effort past Jordan Pickford to make it 1-0.



Gnabry made it 1-0 to Germany in the first-half
Gnabry made it 1-0 to Germany in the first-half

England would have to change their approach after the break.

In the 55th minute, Southgate replaced Bukayo Saka with Jadon Sancho, and the Borussia Dortmund winger gave the home side extra energy and attacking threat.

On 61 minutes, the former Man City forward dribbled past Gosens and played a pass into Kalvin Phillips, who sprayed a through ball in-behind the German defence for Raheem Sterling.

Sterling advanced into the area and put it on a plate for Harry Kane with a lovely pass/cross, who scored from close range to make it 1-1.



Harry Kane made it 1-1 just after half-time
Harry Kane made it 1-1 just after half-time

England were in the ascendancy now and forced Manuel Neuer into a couple of saves, but Germany were holding on. For now.

In the 77th minute, England scored the winning goal, with Sterling emerging as the match-winner.

The City winger found himself on the right, after swapping with Sancho, and following a nice pass from Kieran Trippier, Sterling advanced into the area and fired a shot into the far corner to make it 2-1.



Raheem Sterling got the winner in the 77th minute
Raheem Sterling got the winner in the 77th minute

Germany went very direct in the final ten minutes, but England held on for a historic victory at Wembley Stadium.

In the virtual world at least, England were into the quarter-final of Euro 2020.

FIFA 21 predicted final score: England 2-1 Germany

Here are the full-time match stats.



FIFA 21 predicted final score: England 2-1 Germany
FIFA 21 predicted final score: England 2-1 Germany

FIFA 21 predicts that although England may start slowly in this game, and may even go a goal behind, Southgate’s side have the quality to cause Germany real problems, particularly through Kane, Sterling and Sancho.

What do you think the score will be between England and Germany on Tuesday afternoon? Let us know in the comments!

FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with FIFA 21 next-gen also available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Players who have purchased one of the new next-generation consoles including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and who have already previously purchased FIFA 21 on their older consoles, can now upgrade to FIFA 21 next-gen for free through Dual Entitlement.

Players can also carry over their progress and content in Ultimate Team and Volta Football in FIFA 21.





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