Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-3-3

Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(1) 0 Goals 0 (0)
28.6 Average Age 28.1
184.2 Average Height (cm) 180.8
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in EURO U21 Final.

Missing Players

Germany U21
Spain U21
Player Reason Status
Niklas Stark Doubtful
No missing players.

Team News

Germany U21
Spain U21
  • Niklas Stark is a doubt having been forced to miss the semi-final win over England, but head coach Stefan Kuntz is hoping for the centre-back to be fit to face Spain on Friday.
  • Mahmoud Dahoud may also come back into the side for the final alongside Maximilian Arnold.
  • Other than that, Kuntz may opt against wholesale changes for the meeting with Spain.
  • Spain have a fully fit squad to select from and could go unchanged from the starting XI that routinely brushed aside Italy on Tuesday.
  • Head coach Albert Celades has ample options, however, so has space to mix his side up should he opt do so.

Prediction

  • Germany were taken to penalties against England on Tuesday and the extra half hour of action could affect their energy levels ahead of Friday's final. This will be the fourth time Germany have faced Spain at U21 level, but they have lost their last two meetings with La Rojita.
  • Spain are unbeaten in their last 13 matches and have won their last six. They are favourites to lift the trophy and rightly so given their good form in Poland this summer.
  • This is a match up worth of any final, but Spain have the quality to secure glory here.
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User Predictions

Comments (25)

 
  • Not a single person predicted the correct score. I didn't vote but definitely would've said 1-0 Germany....

  • Some stats for y'all. POSSESSION % (Overall): Germany 41-59 Spain, (1st Half): Germany 55-45, (2nd Half): Germany 27-73 Spain; SHOTS: Germany 18-13 Spain; ON TARGET: Germany 4-1 Spain; OFF TARGET Germany 9-6 Spain; WOODWORK: Germany 1-0 Spain; BLOCKED: Germany 4-6 Spain; PASS ACCURACY %: Germany 83-86 Spain; FOULS: Germany 16-12 Spain; YELLOW CARDS: Germany 4-3 Spain.

  • @SteveHyland Where did you get the stats from Steve?

  • @neumi17- UEFA for the full time stats, but they didn't split the halves re: possession. Luckily I remembered seeing the half time stats on tv. UEFA also list "woodwork" as a separate stat to the total shots, on-target and off-target but never take it away from the off-target stat- so it always looks as though they have their sums wrong.

  • Wow, fully deserved win for Germany. Fully deserved because Germany was better in all areas of the game. Didn't expect that...

  • @neumi17- Or that England would cause the Germans more problems. I'm completely shocked at that! Germany were excellent at preventing Niguez and Asensio free possession in dangerous areas of the pitch which in turn took away 75-80% of Spain's attacking ability. Deulefeu was disappointing again but we've seen that in the premier league all too often. The 1 great game where he looks world class potential followed by 14 M.I.As.

  • @SteveHyland Germany was especially good against the ball, how they were pressing them through out the entire game. Spain could have expected that yet they didn't have an answer...

  • Instead of Juve signing expensive man disaster Danilo of Real Madrid why don't they sign Mitchell Weiser. He is cheap. His attacking instict is the best amongnst the current german team. His defense I do believe that would be greatly improved by Juve and Max Allegeri training methods. Just like Allegeri did on Alex Sandro. He could work the same magic on Mitch as well.

  • @Ffaris- Madrid rejected Juve's first offer. It'll be interesting to see how high Juve go with their second- Real want €32m! It's true Allegri prefers full-backs with natural attacking instinct, he clearly sees the defensive side of the game as being more 'teachable' than the attacking. Allegri worked wonders with Sandro but he actually wanted to get better defensively. Danilo could too, well he couldn't get any worse, but it makes more sense to spend a third of that on an already better player because Danilo will require twice the patience and tutorage that Sandro.

  • Bye bye Spain , Germany winning

  • Germany playing quite aggressively

  • 2-1 Germany. Let's gooo!

  • spain will win like slaughter.maybe 0-4,0-5.

  • @kingdom717 Maybe you should log out and try again next year. You don't seem to have the minimum amount of expertise to evalute matches here...

  • @kingdom717 lol

  • @kingdom717 Germany don't get slaughtered

  • Spain should win, but will be an extra time, 1-0 Deulofeu.

  • Spain will win but it will be tight 2-1 with Saul and Asensio scoring.

  • Spain has an overall better squad with 2 or 3 players with amazing individual skills who can win this match on their own. Saul, Asensio and Bellerin have champions league experience and they are accostumed to play finals and important games.Is for Spain to loose this one I guess. Spain 2 Germany 1

  • Intresting match. Normally I" d say Spain is the much better team, especially technically. How they move the ball is just amazing. But their defence is shaky and they have always scored first. If Germany somehow can score first if might be a 50-50 game.

  • @neumi17 I agree we haven't seen how they handle being down which is good on their part for never being in that position but does raise some questions for us.

  • X-2 SPAIN

  • @zardonic 3-2 against SPAIN

  • spain U21 will win and score 1-3 or 1-4