Germany vs England Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Kick Off: 19:50 Hrs
Venue: Signal Iduna Park
Wed 22nd Mar 2017
Germany vs England Match Prediction
Germany welcome England to the Olympiastadion on 22/03/17 in the standout friendly of the international break. Germany drew 0-0 with Italy in their last outing, which proved to be their sixth clean sheet on the bounce. England meanwhile drew 2-2 with Spain at Wembley Stadium, going five unbeaten since last summer's European Championships. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.
Betting Tips and Predictions
Germany so often take their foot off the gas in these fixtures, with the priority always to turn on the gas at major tournaments. Despite this, a lack of experience in the England squad should see the home side come out on top here, if they play a strong starting XI.
Joachim Low has named a significantly stronger side than England for this upcoming international, including the likes of Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller, although Jerome Boateng, Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze all miss out through injury. Since crashing out of the European Championships at the semi-final stage, Germany have gone six games unbeaten, winning five and drawing one, maintaining their solid form in World Cup qualifiers, also. Die Mannschaft have won all four of their qualification matches so far, doing so without conceding a goal and last lost a World Cup qualifier in September 2001 - a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of England. In friendlies, though, they haven’t been quite as prolific in securing victories, losing five of their last eleven non-competitive fixtures. Slovakia, England, France, USA and Argentina have all claimed wins over the Germans in that time, who have historically turned it on when tournament football comes around every two years. Timo Werner is the only new face in the Germany squad, while youngsters Niklas Sule, Joshua Kimmich, Emre Can, Julian Weigl, Leroy Sane and Julian Brandt will be looking to add to their collection of caps. Throwing away a two-goal lead in their last meeting will - as if they needed it - add further motivation for this Germany side to claim victory here.
Injuries have forced Gareth Southgate’s hand to a certain extent, as he named an experimental squad for this upcoming double header. Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse have both been handed their first call-ups, while Michael Keane and Michail Antonio are again included looking for their first caps. Recalls for Jake Livermore, Ross Barkley and Jermain Defoe make for a much-changed England squad. England, like their opponents, are unbeaten since the Euros, winning three and drawing two of their five corresponding fixtures. They were seconds away from securing a morale-boosting win over Spain, but conceded twice in the final seven minutes to draw 2-2. For England’s inexperienced squad, this should be a real test of their ability to compete at this level with many of the senior players missing. That said, there are still form players in this squad, with Dele Alli, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling all enjoying productive seasons with their respective club sides. This is Southgate’s biggest test since taking over as England boss, although the absence of Danny Rose, Jordan Henderson, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane have certainly restricted the options available to him. Replicating their 3-2 win in Berlin last March will be a priority, when they came from behind to win in dramatic circumstances.
Germany Team News
Germany will be without regulars Jerome Boateng, Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze for this one, all of whom are injured. Joachim Low is set to give a number of his squad game time as he so often does in friendlies, with Timo Werner looking to earn his first cap for his country.
England Team News
Senior players Danny Rose, Jordan Henderson, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane. There could be as many four debutants here, with Michael Keane, James Ward-Prowse, Michail Antonio and Nathan Redmond all vying for a place in the team.
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