Following on from their success at World Cup 2014, many will have the Germans penciled in as likely champions and just a quick glimpse at their squad is a good indication as to why.
Any squad featuring players of the calibre of Thomas Muller; Mats Hummels; Mesut Ozil; Toni Kroos; Manuel Neuer and Marco Reus is bound to be among the leading contenders, although injury does deprive them of the services of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. They also look short in terms of a really top class out-and-out striker.
Ukraine can’t be taken lightly and present a serious threat in the form of wingers Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko. They also have some quality at the back, but other areas of the team are less convincing and they probably lack the overall strength in depth to go any further than the last 16 at best.
Germany was anything but totally convincing in their qualification. It’s no surprise that bookmakers are vouching for their glory via some pretty interesting Euro 2016 Free Bet Offers. A committed, but limited, Republic of Ireland took four points of Germany, while Scotland twice ran them close before narrowly going down on both occasions. Poland also beat them for the first time ever in Warsaw.
Although unbeaten in five previous meetings between the two, Germany has only actually won two of those games. Even so, the Germany v Ukraine betting odds heavily favour a German victory.
The Germans big match experience may well ultimately see them through, but this could be tight and backing Ukraine on the Asian Handicap might prove to be a decent way to use any Germany v Ukraine free bets.