Germany vs England. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
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Germany News & Current Form:
The first group stage tour of the new Nations League campaign saw the German side fail to take 3 points.
Roberto Mancini had a hand in it – despite the Italians were playing the Germans just three days after a gruelling Finalissima, Hans-Dieter Flick’s team produced a tepid performance. The Bundesteam’s only goal was a sloppy one, and a conceded goal from Lorenzo Pellegrini made the defensive problem an alarming one – Germany have now conceded in 8 of their last 9 Nations League games.
In fact, there is a worrying trend: Germany have yet to win a single match against a top-flight side. Indeed, everyone remeber how they thrashed Liechtenstein 9-0, but other hand, they were unable to beat the Netherlands in March. However, the German Machine is undefeated as of now. Hans-Dieter Flick has brought his unbeaten streak since the start of the national team management to ten matches, only one successful match away from setting a new record. But with a game like this, anything can happen against England.
Those days are over when the Germans had forwards who could create a goal out of nothing. Now it’s Timo Werner who is silent in important matches and only scores against weaker teams. And even against such a modest sides, he occasionally misses some 100% chances. Unfortunately for Die Mannschaft, they have no other quality centre-forwards. Lucas Nmecha, who scored only eight goals in the Bundesliga, is on the bench.
It looks like Flick will soon have to learn from Chelsea. The Londoners, with such a production from Werner, were forced to dispatch Kai Havertz at the cutting edge of the attack. There are also Karim Adeyemi and Serge Gnabry, even Thomas Muller, but none of these options will be a replacement for a complete top forward. Someone like England’s Harry Kane, for example, who can decide moments on his own.
There are likely to be changes in the German squad after the match against Italy. Flick is unlikely to move away from the usual 4-2-3-1, but there will be a rotation. Here he will try to neutralize fatigue, plus some of the players have performed below their level.
Against England’s high-profile line-up, we should probably expect Kai Havertz to start from the opening minutes. Musiala has also stepped into the game quite nicely, he’s clearly deserved his chance. Let’s see if Flick will risk discarding a profiled centre-forward from the edge of attack.
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England News & Current Form:
Meanwhile, the England team have really disappointed all fans around the world.
In the first game, they sensationally lost to Hungary 0-1. And they could have easily conceded 3 – the Lions looked really bad at the Puskás Aréna Park, the hosts were just ripping them apart using pace and intensity. In this encounter, Gareth Southgate decided to go back to a 3-4-3 and was immediately slapped down for such an experiment. To start the tournament with the first defeat from Hungary in 60 years is a real shock.
It’s hard to say what the problem is – Gareth Southgate responded to criticism after Euro 2020, and yet England still failed to score. And this looks alarming ahead the the clash against Germany.
And Foden is not the only loss to the England squad. Earlier, Ben White, Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guéhi all dropped out due to injuries, while Raheem Sterling is still in doubt. Injuries have riddled the English defensive line, with the good news being that none of the sidelined have been key players. Even the loss of Foden and possibly Sterling is not critical, there are enough candidates for these positions in the national team.
Looking at the details, Southgate was criticised by many at the Euros for fielding the same players and, with such a plethora of attacking players, for putting two defensive-minded players in midefield: promising Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. In the game against Hungary, the English coach went for the experiment that was expected of him and put Kalvin on the bench.
The result turned out to be a failure and English specialist had to rebuild the whole game in the couse of the match – specifically to bring back Phillips, who, it must be said, came into the game in fine fashion. However, the time to change the scoreline had already been lost. The Hungarians have surely discouraged Southgate from experimenting. It is quite possible that we will once again see a restrained England team play in the manner of 2021. After all, it allowed the team to reach the final of the European Championship.
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Germany season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-D-D
England season form guide (all competitions): D-W-W-W-W-L
Germany vs England Head-To-Head Record:
The teams have met once in the last four years. Last year’s encounter took place in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA European Championship, with England triumphing 2-0.
Germany vs England Predicted XI:
Germany possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Thilo Kehrer, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, David Raum; Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Kai Havertz.
England possible starting lineup (3-4-3): Jordan Pickford; Harry Maguire, John Stones, Reece James; Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Bukayo Saka; Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.
Statistical preview of the match Germany vs England:
- Germany have scored and conceded in 8 of their last 9 home matches in the UEFA Nations League.
- England have managed to score in 12 of their last 13 away matches.
- England have not lost in 17 of their last 18 away matches.
- Germany have claimed 7 victories out of 8 last matches at home.
- 11 out of 12 last away matches saw the match total over 1.5 goals.
- 6 out of 7 last Germany`s home matches saw the match total over 2.5 goals.
- England have scored less than 1.5 goals in four consecutive away UEFA Nations League games.
What has been said before the match:
Hansi Flick, Germany coach:
“It’s a classic; these matches are always special. We need to be prepared, ready and play with intensity. [Against Italy on Saturday] we showed what we need to improve, but also our potential. England have a lot of quality – they have many great players and play very physically. Kane is world-class. It will be tough, and it’s important we to stick to our plan.”
Gareth Southgate, England manager:
“For me Germany and Brazil are still the benchmark, regularly winning tournaments; you have to respect them. This is exactly the sort of test we need. We are going to push. We want to perform well. I don’t think the long season was the cause of the result the other day; the heat was a huge factor.”
Germany vs England Prediction:
There are big doubts that Germany are the favourites for this match. it seems that Flick’s team is still raw – he is still looking for the perfect balance. If the English stop experimenting and start playing the way they did at the Euros, the hosts will be in trouble. On the other hand, there is no guarantee that the English will quickly and easily reorganise in two days.
Hansi Flick loved to take advantage of opponents’ setbacks when working in Bayern Munich. Consequently, the German side can also make use of those problems existing in the camp of England. But the German Eleven are also not without their faults, as their defence is rather leaky. So there is every chance to look forward to an exchange of goals. With all the nuances, both teams’ attacks are very powerful.
If you look at the last ten games of each team, the opponents have not exchanged goals all that often. This was a case four times for Germany and three times for England. This is quite simply explained by the fact that both teams had enough weak opponents in their last qualifying matches. Now, both the Germans and the English are far from their optimum form, but there is nothing to stop them from scoring.