Germany vs Scotland: Preview, lineups and predictions

Germany vs Scotland EURO 2024
Germany vs Scotland EURO 2024

The much-anticipated Euro 2024 finally kicks off in Munich on Friday, 14th June, with hosts Germany taking on Scotland. This Group A clash is expected to go the way of the home side, but Steve Clarke’s men have nothing to lose and won’t go down without a fight.

There’s no doubt all the pressure will be on Julian Nagelsmann and his team, and at times in the past, such expectation has caused Die Mannschaft to underperform. They lost their opening World Cup matches in 2018 (to Mexico) and 2022 (to Japan), as well as their opening game at the last Euros, although that was against France.

Germany’s tournament opener jitters will certainly give the Tartan Army hope of causing an upset, but do the out-of-form Scots possess enough quality to get the job done in Munich?

  • Location: Munich
  • Stadium: Munich Football Arena (Allianz Arena)
  • Date: 14 June 2024
  • Kick-off Time: 21:00 CEST (20:00 BST)
  • Referee: Clément Turpin
  • VAR: Jérôme Brisard

Germany Team News

Germany football team training
Source: @BTA

There were no last-minute injury woes for Nagelsmann ahead of the Germany squad assembling for the tournament, though Bayern Munich midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic has been struck down with tonsillitis, which will probably rule him out. Barcelona’s İlkay Gündoğan will wear the captain’s armband, while it’s unclear at present who will lead the attack, with Niclas Fullkrug and Kai Havertz both in contention. I think Havertz, whose form has improved markedly this term at Arsenal, will be given the nod.

Scotland Team News

Scotland football team training
Source: @BTA

Steve Clarke has not been quite so lucky on the injury front. The withdrawal from the squad of QPR striker Lyndon Dykes was a big blow, with Liverpool winger Ben Doak also missing the cut due to injury. In better news, Andy Robertson, Stuart Armstrong, and Scott McTominay (who scored seven times in 10 games for Scotland in 2023) are fit to play after injury scares.

Clarke has a few big decisions to make at both ends of the pitch. There’s healthy competition for places and I think the Scotland boss will go with Jack Hendry at the back ahead of Grant Hanley, with the in-form Lawrence Shankland being edged out by Che Adams up top.

Germany vs Scotland H2H Record and Key Numbers

Germany and Scotland have met on 17 occasions over the years, with Germany having won eight and Scotland four, with five draws. Here are the last five matches between the sides.

07 Sep 2015Scotland 2-3 GermanyUEFA European Championship – Qualifying
07 Sep 2014Germany 2-1 ScotlandUEFA European Championship – Qualifying
10 Sep 2003Germany 2-1 ScotlandUEFA European Championship – Qualifying
07 Jun 2003Scotland 1-1 GermanyUEFA European Championship – Qualifying
28 Apr 1999Germany 0-1 ScotlandInternational Friendly
Nagelsmann’s side came into the opening match in good form. They were unbeaten in 2024, having drawn with Ukraine, but they beat Greece, the Netherlands, and – most impressively – France. Scotland, meanwhile, haven’t been on top of their game since securing qualification and have only won one of their last nine matches… and that was against minnows Gibraltar!

Possible Lineups

  • Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Kimmich, Tah, Rudiger, Mittelstadt – Kroos, Andrich – Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz – Havertz
  • Scotland (3-3-3-1): Gunn – Hendry, McKenna, Tierney – Ralston, McTominay, Robertson – Gilmour McGinn, McGregor – Adams

Where to Watch Germany vs Scotland Euro 2024 – TV and Online Live Streaming

The match will be broadcast on Telekom Deutschland’s MagentaSport in Germany, as well as Servus TV and ZDF, and on ITV 1 in the United Kingdom (including Scotland).


Germany is the red-hot favourite to kick off the Euros with a comfortable victory, and I find little to suggest that Scotland will have enough to cause an upset. Having said that, the Scots are fired up and will cause problems for the home side, so it could be closer than many predict. I think a 2-1 victory to Germany is on the cards.

For more betting tips and odds, you can check out the Germany vs Scotland predictions page.

Kristiyan Kyulyunkov
Kristiyan KyulyunkovKristiyan Kyulyunkov specializes in bookmakers’ analyses. He has years of experience betting online and always keeps an eye on the different operators. His tasks in Nostrabet include writing, editing and publishing expert reviews.

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