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Germany vs. Scotland: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Germany reached the 2006 World Cup semi-finals the last time they hosted a major tournament but they are hoping to go all the way at Euro 2024 and will be under pressure to defeat Scotland in their opening game.

The Germans have not been crowned European champions since their success at Euro 1996 but they have a far better record than the Scots, who have made it to the final tournament on just three occasions and never advanced to the knockout rounds.

Germany vs. Scotland betting picks and predictions

Germany to win and over 3.5 goals (+255)

Germany have gone through some lean times in recent years but they are among the fancied teams at Euro 2024 and can put an early three points on the board by registering a high-scoring victory over Scotland in Munich.

The Germans became established as one of the world’s strongest teams during the 15-year reign of head coach Joachim Low which was the 10th-longest tenure in the history of men's European international soccer.

But they had some struggles towards the end of Low’s spell in the dugout and the relationship came to a disappointing end at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 loss to England in the round of 16.

Germany’s struggles continued under Low’s successor, Hansi Flick, who presided over their group stage exit at the 2022 World Cup, but they have turned the corner under Julian Nagelsmann and look ready to re-establish themselves as one of the heavyweights of global soccer.

Nagelsmann’s side have made a strong start to the year including impressive friendly victories away to France (2-0) and at home against the Netherlands (2-1).

They have been playing with lots of energy and quality and will be looking to demonstrate those characteristics from the first whistle against Scotland.

Germany’s resurgence should be a worry for the Scots, who have gone through a difficult period since punching their ticket to Euro 2024.

Steve Clarke’s side have registered only one victory in their last nine games and that was a far from convincing 2-0 success over Gibraltar, who had held them at bay for the opening 57 minutes.

Scotland had some positive moments in qualifying including a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Spain at Hampden Park.

But more recently they have experienced friendly defeats at home to England (1-3), away to France (1-4) and away to the Netherlands (0-4), and another high-scoring loss looks likely in their Euro 2024 opener.

Germany to win 3-1 (+1100)

Scotland’s bid to reach the 2022 World Cup came to an end with a 3-1 loss at home to Ukraine and their quest to impress at Euro 2024 could open with a defeat by the same margin.

There has been a lot of talk about Scotland’s lack of attacking options, which have been worsened by the pre-tournament injury to Lyndon Dykes.

However, the Scots have scored in 18 of their last 21 competitive games and they have every chance of netting against the Germans, who have kept just two clean sheets in their last 14 outings.

Scotland’s biggest problem will be attempting to contain a classy Germany attack packed with goalscoring potential, including strikers Niclas Fullkrug, Deniz Undav and Maximilian Beier, as well as attacking midfielders Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz and Kai Havertz.

The Germans have been slow starters at recent tournaments, losing their opening game at World Cup 2018, Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022, but they are approaching the Scotland game with confidence and look decent value to register a 3-1 success at odds of +1100

Kai Havertz to score anytime (+160)

Kai Havertz was Germany’s top scorer at Euro 2020 with two goals in four matches but he looks ready to make an even bigger impact at Euro 2024 and can get on the scoresheet against Scotland.

The 25-year-old has just completed his first full season at Arsenal where he made a significant contribution, delivering 13 Premier League goals and seven assists.

He has netted six times in his last seven appearances for club and country and looks overpriced to register a goal against the Scots at +160.

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Germany vs. Scotland odds







Germany vs. Scotland player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Kai Havertz (Germany)


Deniz Undav (Germany)


Niclas Fullkrug (Germany)


Thomas Muller (Germany)


Florian Wirtz (Germany)


Jamal Musiala (Germany)


Leroy Sane (Germany)


Ilkay Gundogan (Germany)


Pascal Gross (Germany)


Toni Kroos (Germany)


Che Adams (Scotland)


Lawrence Shankland (Scotland)


This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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