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.)

                        

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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)
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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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