It will be the marquee game of the week as Germany take on England at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Sunday. Next week, the Three Lions play host to the Netherlands at Wembley.
The reigning world champions will be eager to add European Championship to their trophy cabinet. However, they face a very motivated English side which has lost only one game since the elimination from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. England topped their group in the qualification round for Euro 2016 and they managed to keep a perfect record with ten wins from ten games. Germany, on the other hand, lost two and drew one of their ten fixtures in the qualifying campaign. Both these teams have a met each other 29 times over the past. Germans have an upper hand with 14 wins against England’s 12.
German National Team manager Joachim Low has called up Jonathan Tah and Kevin Trapp for the first time to the senior national squad. It will be interesting to see how the World champions will line-up prior to the major tournament in France.
Roy Hodgson’s side were dealt a blow as Joe Hart suffered an injured at the weekend. Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton will replace the Manchester City number 1. Danny Rose and Danny Drinkwater could be making their senior debuts for England in this fixture. England skipper Wayne Rooney is still sidelined and will miss both the matches of this international break.
Netherlands failed to qualify for the European championship in France this summer. Danny Blind’s side have a lot of work to do if they want to return back to the elite level. The Dutch boss has a lot of young talented players at his disposal and he will start from scratch to build a new team for the future.
The clash against England will be a good test for Netherlands as they prepare for the qualifying campaign of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Given the tendency of Germany to both score goals and concede, this looks a good game for both teams to score. England are strong favourites against the Netherlands, but a better bet looks like an Over 2.5 goals given Netherlands tendency to concede.
Germany v England, Both Teams to Score, Best Odds 2.0 @ William Hill
England v Netherlands, Over 2.5 goals, Best Odds 1.95