England vs Germany: Three Lions can upset World Cup holders at Wembley

England vs Germany: Three Lions can upset World Cup holders at Wembley

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Odds: England 17/10, Draw 23/10, Germany 3/2

Kick Off: 2000, 10/11/2017

Stadium: Wembley

TV: ITV

England begin their World Cup preparations by taking on 2014 champions Germany at Wembley and we reckon Gareth Southgate’s side can make a statement of intent.

Southgate suffered his first loss as an international manager in a 1-0 Dortmund defeat against the same opponents back in March, but the Three Lions looked the better team for much of that match.

Back on home turf and with a big crowd behind them, 17/10 for the hosts is rated fair value in our England vs Germany betting predictions.

A Look At England’s Betting Odds

Lukas Podolski fittingly settled the issue with a stunning, long-range strike in his farewell match for Die Mannschaft in the spring, but England more than held their own at the Westfalenstadion.

Adam Lallana hit the post on the break and Dele Alli fired straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen when one-on-one with the keeper in a strong first-half showing, with Jamie Vardy’s pace unsettling Germany.

The second period was more even until Podolski blasted past Joe Hart from 30 yards out and then Leroy Sane tested the West Ham stopper as Germany finished well.

However, there were enough encouraging signs to suggest that England could shade it this time, as they did when Harry Kane, Vardy and Eric Dier netted in a 3-2 Munich triumph 12 months earlier.

With Southgate now fully established as head coach following a solid Russia 2018 qualifying campaign and trying to instil fresh ideas, such as playing out from the back, the Three Lions should not lack confidence.

Looking at the England vs Germany odds, we like 9/1 for a 2-1 home win.

A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds

Obviously, Germany have to be respected after romping to 10 straight wins during their World Cup group, with a whopping 43 goals scored and just four conceded.

Joachim Low also managed to bring through a number of younger players during the summer Confederations Cup tournament and still lift that trophy in fine style, beating Chile in the final.

Injuries to Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller will weaken the visitors, but the emergence of Manchester City winger Sane, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and outstanding Bayern Munich wing-back Joshua Kimmich give Low plenty of options going forward.

However, if there is a weak point for Germany, it is in the middle of defence, where they often rely on lumbering centre-halves – and England have the pace to expose such an issue.

We’re rounding off our England vs Germany betting tips by taking 4/1 for a home win and both teams to score.

Additional stats

Last result:

Lithuania 0-1 ENGLAND – Harry Kane (pen)

GERMANY 5-1 Azerbaijan – Leon Goretzka (2), Sandro Wagner, Antonio Rudiger, Emre Can

Head-to-head: Germany 1-0 England, Germany 2-3 England, England 0-1 Germany, Germany 4-1 England, Germany 1-2 England, England 1-2 Germany

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Best bets for England vs Germany

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