Hosts Portugal meanwhile will be happy enough to get off the starting line however as they are yet to seal a win in this year’s tournament. They will look to the Guimaraes fans to give them a boost.
–Germany’s win over Argentina was their sixth over the South American side in as many matches, with the Argentineans yet to break the duck
–Bulgaria added a fourth win from four FIVB matches with Portugal last weekend with the latter never having beaten their European rivals in a FIVB tournament
–Germany have only ever won eight out of 26 matches against Bulgaria, and have yet to beat their European rivals in this year’s tournament
–Portugal will certainly be considered underdogs having only won a combined eight matches in 31 against their pool rivals