Old rivalries will resume at Wembley when England take on Germany in the round of 16 at Euro 2020.
The hosts are slight favourites – 2.64 – to advance to the quarters while the Germans are backed at 2.78 to win in the 90 minutes.
The Three Lions are the form side after moving on from the group phase without a goal conceded. Gareth Southgate’s side now prepare for their fourth game of the event at their national stadium against Germany, who needed a late goal in matchday 3 to make it this far.
Matches between these two sides are steeped in history with Southgate himself at the centre of a titanic struggle.
Southgate missed England’s sixth penalty as Germany advanced to the final of Euro ’96 following the 1-1 draw. England then won 1-0 four years later while Thomas Müller scored twice when Germany controversially won their World Cup round of 16 tie in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Muller is a slight injury doubt for this contest but England have no such concerns as Harry Maguire proved his fitness in the side’s draw against the Czech Republic. Southgate will be pondering a formation switch (to a three-man central defensive unit) as well as whether to start playmaker Jack Grealish.
England have been wifely criticised for their defensive outlook but the team do have a number players able to break down the German lineup.
“I’m hoping, come the Germany game, we can just express ourselves,” says attacker Phil Foden.
“With the attackers we’ve got, we can really hurt them, so hopefully we turn up. We’re as good as anyone on our day. Obviously, I wasn’t born when all of this rivalry was going on. We’re a new team now and we want to create our own history. You can’t think too much about what’s happened in the past. We’re just going to focus on the game and create our own future.”
History is on the visitors side as Germany are unbeaten in their last seven games against England at Wembley.
The winners of this highly-anticipated fixture will travel to Rome to take on Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals on 3 July.
Tuesday’s match kicks off at 6pm.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.78