Published: 09.11.2017
For many international teams, friendly games provide an opportunity to try out different players and tactics in a less pressurised atmosphere.

That’s not quite the case for England on Friday night at Wembley Stadium.

The Three Lions progressed through their World Cup qualifying group with relative ease and actually face a more difficult test in Friday’s friendly against Germany than they did in any of their competitive matches over the last 18 months.

Germany, too, know they are in for a game in North West London. Joachim Löw has been tinkering with his squad and first team ever since the 2017 Confederations Cup so now is the time for him to start piecing together the team that he hopes will see Germany defend the World Cup.

Goals Galore as Two Rivals Seek a Morale Boost

England and Germany share an incredible footballing history.

England won their only World Cup against the Germans at Wembley in 1966 while the Germans had their revenge by knocking the Three Lions out of Euro 1996 at the same stadium.

In more recent years, the two rivals have scheduled numerous friendlies against each other to test themselves out ahead of major international tournaments.

Germany have the edge in those recent encounters but England have secured some morale boosting wins also. The most notable was in Berlin ahead of Euro 2016 when England came from behind to win 3-2.

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Although they were unable to build on that win when it mattered in France, Gareth Southgate knows that those sort of big wins can do wonders for his team’s confidence. Therefore, he’ll be sending out his team to entertain the crowd at Wembley by taking the game to Germany.

That should ensure England get a goal or two but it will surely open up chances for this incredibly talented Germany team.

The amount of world class talent available to Löw is nothing short of frightening and with several big name withdrawals from the England squad, we agree with the bookies that the away side are the favourites.

Therefore, we very much like the look of a bet on Germany winning and both teams scoring which is $4.33 with Bet365. We also recommend betting on over 3.5 goals at $3.40 with William Hill.

Sané Leading the Charge of Fringe Players

By resting several of his most important players for the Confederations Cup, Joachim Löw killed two birds with one stone.

Not only did it give many of his overworked players a rest but it showed that the door was open to any German player doing well enough with their club.

By going on to win the tournament, Germany sent out a message to the rest of the world that they are the best team on the planet at the moment.

We think Löw’s team will be too much for England to handle even if he makes big changes for the match. So, make sure to take the $3.10 that Centrebet are quoting on Germany scoring in both halves.

If any German players are still wondering whether they can force their way into Löw’s plans they only have to look at Leroy Sané.

The Manchester City striker was viewed as a promising up and comer at home in Germany as recently as a few months ago but his incredible form for his club saw him given a starting place for Germany’s final qualifying game against Azerbaijan.

Sané was unable to grab the headlines with a goal that bay but he’s scoring freely in the Premier League and can carry that form into the Wembley game by scoring anytime at $3.40 with Palmerbet.

England v Germany Top Betting Tips

Germany to win and both teams to score at $4.33 with Bet365

Over 3.5 goals at $3.40 with William Hill

Germany to score in both halves at $3.10 with Centrebet

Leroy Sané to score at $3.40 with Palmerbet

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