Big Game Focus: Germany v Argentina

Germany and Argentina will meet in Dortmund for an international friendly match as these two clash in a rematch of the 2014 World Cup final. Bet on the match here.

Both of these sides did not have the best time at the 2018 World Cup, and they have never quite picked up in the last couple of months. Argentina are in the middle of a transition period, with some young talents being asked to step up.

The same could be said of the German squad as well as they are looking to promote a new group of players, after relying too much on the side who beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final. The fact that almost all of their players called up for this clash have less than 50 caps for the national side speaks to that.

Betting preview

The Germans have struggled at the back after conceding seven goals in their Nations League clashes with France and Holland. With Argentina’s fresh forward line they should find it difficult to contain them. Germany have scored twice in their last five internationals making odds of 1.65 for Both Teams to Score look attractive.

Germany have won four of their last five matches and they will have the added advantage of playing in front of their fans. Argentina have failed to win in two of their last three away trips and therefore backing a Home Win at odds of 1.75 looks good.

Four of Germany’s last five friendlies have seen exactly three goals scored and there is a good chance that this could happen again. This one looks ripe for goals and you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.75.

Team news

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger is expected to miss out here, as well as Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. Joachim Low has a big test to choose between the first choice keepers Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter-Stegen for Bayern and Barcelona respectively.

Argentina have made a few changes to their squad here, and Erik Lamela is their most experienced midfielder. Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero have been left out of Lionel Scaloni’s squad, while captain and talisman Lionel Messi is still serving a three-month ban issued by CONMEBOL for comments made at this summer’s Copa America.

Possible line ups

Germany: Ter Stegen, Stark, Sule, Tah, Halstenberg, Havertz, Kimmich, Klostermann, Gnabry, Werner, Reus.

Argentina: Marchesin, Tagliafico, Rojo, Otamendi, Foyth, Acuna, Paredes, De Paul, Correa, L. Martinez, Dybala.