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Friendly International: Germany vs England preview

Kickoff: Saturday, 26 March @19:45 GMT

Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to head record

England vs Germany 0-1 (2013 Friendlies)
Germany vs England 4-1 (2010 World Cup)
Germany vs England 1-2 (2008 Friendlies)
England vs Germany 1-2 (2007 Friendlies)
Germany vs England 1-5 (2002 World Cup Qualifiers)

Germany vs England prediction

The Three Lions will be looking to continue their victory streak on German soil this Saturday at Olympiastadion Berlin. However, die Mannschaft have a winning record of their own that needs to be furthered, which is why we are up for a rather interesting clash.

Germany want their first home friendly win since September 2014

Die Mannschaft have been rather productive on home soil in their last two games against Poland and Georgia, with five goals scored in the process. However, Joakim Low’s charges were not as successful in friendly matches on home turf, as they are on a four-game winless run, and the Nationalelf want to arrest the negative trend. Germany NT won their last two encounters against the Three Lions and will be looking to continue the flawless run. Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze have been efficient in the national team home matches of recent, Mario Gomez netted 19 goals for Besiktas this season, and Low will have a tough time deciding who will lead the attack. DFB-Elf netted at least a goal in their last thirteen fixtures as hosts and, taking under considerations that England usually fail to keep their net intact when visiting a top-flight team, I expect Germans to further the positive streak, especially because Joe Hart is out due to injury.

The 20-year-old Jonathan Tah of Bayer Leverkusen is the only new face in Germany squad. With Jerome Boateng and Benedict Howedes injured, this will be a perfect opportunity for the young defender to earn his first cap. Mario Gotze and Bastian Schweinsteiger made the squad despite the fact both of them have been struggling for minutes in their teams. Ilkay Gündogan will miss out due to injury. Joachim Low decided to include four goalkeepers for these warm-up matches, considering the fact that Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Marc ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp are all in outstanding form.

Hodgson has a range of quality forwards at the moment

Even though Wayne Rooney will miss out the following warm-up matches due to injury, Roy Hodgson will have a quartet of outstanding attackers in his team. Harry Kane has been scoring for fun in recent matches for Tottenham, and with 21 goals in his Premier League account deservedly sits on the top of the goals scoring list. Jamie Vardy, who is leading his team to the league title, trails just two behind Kane. Danny Welbeck returned after his injury and became the main option for Wenger in the center of attack, while Daniel Sturridge is on a right track to rediscover his killer instinct in Liverpool. Anyone of these four attackers will present a handful to Low’s wounded defense, which is why I expect a goal or two in Neuer’s net. The Three Lions netted seven goals in their last two visits to Germany, therefore I believe this clash will be no exception.

Danny Drinkwater has been rewarded with a call-up due to his outstanding performances for Leicester City this term. The other uncapped player is Danny Rose from Tottenham, while Leighton Baines, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend have been left out because of poor form at club level. Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling suffered injuries, but the prolific winger will remain in the squad, while Burnley keeper Tom Heaton takes the spot of the injured Hart. Leicester’s Marc Albrighton, West Ham’s Mark Noble and Aaron Cresswell have been overlooked, as well as Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, despite his amazing performances for the Devils in recent matches.

Quick Facts

  • Germany lost their last two home matches against England
  • Three of their last four encounters saw more than 2.5 goals per game
  • Die Mannschaft suffered a sinlge defeat as hosts in their last seven fixtures
  • The Three Lions lost one of their previous seventeen games
  • Both teams have been rather productive during the qualifiers

Germany vs England betting tip

Even though Germany have been considered as favourites in the upcoming clash, betting on a sure winner could prove to be a slippery slope this time out, given the current outstanding form of England’s forwards. Since both teams prefer an attacking style of play, I expect that the fans will witness a lot of fireworks on Saturday night.

Tip: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.95 (19/20) @BetVictor

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