England vs Germany George Gamble, a football specialist at OddsChecker, offers a prediction for England’s match against Germany as well as betting advice and odds.
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Team News: England vs. Germany
- Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson were called up by Gareth Southgate despite being injury worries.
- John Stones, who was sent off against Hungary, is now eligible to return to the starting lineup and may replace Jordan Henderson in the middle of the field.
- Since Jordan Pickford is sidelined, and Nick Pope started against Italy, Aaron Ramsdale might get the nod in goal.
- Anticipate fewer changes from the team that lost to Italy, 1-0. England may substitute Ben Chilwell and Ivan Toney.
- Manuel Neuer and Leon Goreztka are ruled out since they have contracted COVID-19.
- They will miss both of the last Nations League games against England.
- Julian Brandt has also withdrawn
- After receiving a yellow card in the match against Hungary, Antonio Rudiger will not be allowed to play for London when he returns.
- Nico Schlotterbeck should replace him
England vs Germany Prediction, Betting Tips 2022
On both of Germany’s Nations League appearances with Nico Schlotterbeck, he was cautioned.
Three of England’s past five opponents’ centre backs have been booked, including Nico Schlotterbeck in the rematch.
For the first time since November of 2000, the home team has gone three games without scoring a goal.
Betting Advice for England vs. Germany
Pick for the Bets: Under 2.5 Goals
In their penultimate game before the World Cup, the Three Lions will host their opponents from Germany. It hasn’t been the best run-up, and many English supporters are frustrated by the embarrassing displays they’ve had to see.
The offence for Gareth Southgate’s team has appeared insipid, and the coach appears to have favoured a more defensive strategy, maintaining the double pivot. There doesn’t seem to be much cohesion or mutual understanding on the field, and it seems to be the root cause of the constant breakdown of assaults and subsequent recycling of the ball.
Both teams will be without important players for this matchup, and given that four of England’s previous five games have included stale stretches with no goals scored, it’s hard to see how this one will be much different.
Neither team seems particularly motivated to play well during this international break, thus, I don’t see a high-scoring matchup developing. Therefore, I’m going to wager on there being two or less goals scored in this matchup.
A red card for Nico Schlotterbeck is a good bet.
In a nutshell, Nico Schlotterbeck has my undying adoration. He played a crucial role in Freiburg’s defence last season and has continued to shine in his new role at Borussia Dortmund.
He has exceptional aerial strength, makes excellent tackles, and maintains his focus under pressure. I believe he gets too enthusiastic and makes too many needless tackles since he enjoys a good challenge so much.
Including Schlotterbeck in June’s rematch, three opposing centre backs have been booked in England’s past five matches.
Danny Makkelie, an experienced Dutch referee, will be in charge of this match. He has shown an average of 3.40 yellow cards per game so far this season.
Given their previous dismal performances, I think England will aim to force mistakes out of this German defense. That means Nico Schlotterbeck will be on the lookout for trouble early and, considering how often he’s been cautioned on the international stage, he’s got my money at 3/1 in the betting line.