England vs Germany
Date: Friday, 10th November 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
England and Germany the teams that earned automatic qualification to the World Cup 2018 in Russian revisit their rivalry in a friendly at the Wembley Stadium.
England: Team News
Southgate is missing a number of key players for the November friendlies, mostly due to injuries and fitness issues.
The Spurs duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli top the list of absentees alongwith Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.
Swansea forward Tammy Abraham, Burnley midfielder Jack Cork and Liverpool youngster Joe Gomez are in line to make their debut here.
There are also speculation whether Joe Hart should start here and it will be interesting to see if young Jack Butland gets the nod ahead of the experienced shot stopper.
England: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Hart – Rose, Phil Jones, Stones, Walker – Dier, Livermore – Rashford, Lingaard, Young – Vardy.
Germany: Team News
Joachim Low decided to bring the strongest possible squad for the fiendlies this month.
Manuel Neur and Thomas Muller are the players missing out here, both sidelined with injuries.
Low has been quite flexible with his formation in recent games and we could see him starting with a 4-2-3-1 which can unfold into a 3-4-3 if needed.
Germany: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Ter Stegen – Halstenberg, Hummels, Boateng, Kimmich – Kroos, Khedira – Sane, Ozil, Draxler – Werner.
England vs Germany: Head-to-head
The teams recently met in a friendly in March which was won by Germany on a solitary goal from Lukas Podolski.
Germany had won 3 of the last four meetings against England in all competitions, losing once.
Also, Germany won back-to-back friendlies in English soil – 1-0 in 2013 and 1-2 in 2007.
England vs Germany: Predictions
It is a fairly inexperienced English squad and Southgate has little options to injuries of majority of key players. The Germans are much stronger on paper and having tasted consistent success in recent duels against their Friday’s opposition, Low’s team must win this without trouble.
England vs Germany: Bet Tips
Germany to win @ 2.04
Brave Punters can back the Germans on a -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 4.20 odd.
To score any-time: Timo Werner @ 2.63