Germany vs. Denmark: 2019 U21 Euro Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2019

AACHEN, GERMANY - JUNE 05: Jonathan Tah of Germany looks on during the Germany internal test match at Tivoli Stadium on June 05, 2019 in Aachen, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Germany play Denmark in their opening game at the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on Monday.

The reigning champions have been drawn in Group B alongside the Danes, Serbia and Austria.

Stefan Kuntz's team won the competition two years ago, defeating Spain 1-0 in the final.

                     

Date: Monday, June 17

Time: 9 p.m. local/8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET

TV: Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPN3 (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), Univision Deportes en Vivo (U.S.)

                        

Preview

The Dacia Arena in Udine, Italy, will host Germany's first chance to get points on the board in the group stage.

The two-time champions start their campaign against a talented Danish contingent who have the ability to impress this summer.

The field is wide-open, with Germany likely to be tested by excellent squads from England, Spain and Italy if they all make the knockout stages.

But the Germans have a lot of top-level experience. Bayer Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah, a full international who has already made over a century of appearances for his club, is set to feature in defence.

The 23-year-old is one of the most highly rated young defenders in the Bundesliga and should be at the core of any success this summer.

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10: Joachim Andersen of UC Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Frosinone Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 10, 2019 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
Paolo Rattini/Getty Images

Denmark have their own defensive prodigy at the competition, with Joachim Andersen in the squad.

The Sampdoria centre-back started 32 games in Serie A last term and has been a hit since he moved to the Genoa-based club in 2017. His performances have caught the eye of some illustrious clubs. According to reports in Italy, Arsenal have had a £43 million joint-bid for Andersen and team-mate Dennis Praet rejected this summer (h/t Metro).

Tah and Andersen could cement their reputations at the U21 Euros, especially if they play their parts in success for their respective nations.

This is a game Germany will expect to win, but Denmark were group winners in qualification and could keep it tight.

                       

Prediction: Germany 1-0 Denmark

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