Germany vs Russia Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

Germany vs Russia Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

Germany vs Russia

It’s been a year to forget for the German national football team; early elimination at last summer’s World Cup in Russia, has been followed by a calamitous UEFA Nations League campaign which sees Joachim Low’s men sit bottom of the League A Group 1 standings. Since their shock defeat to South Korea in their final group game at Russia 2018, Low’s team has picked up just one win in four matches so it will come as a relief to be facing their summer hosts, knowing that they have not lost against them in their last five meetings having won four of these. Betfair offer odds of 1/4 for Low’s team to continue their domination of this fixture.

Thursday’s friendly encounter will be the first time the two countries have met since 2009 when Germany ran out 1-0 winners in a World Cup qualification game. For this latest encounter however, Low is ready to ring the changes as he starts a rebuilding process ahead of qualification for Euro 2020.

First casualties are Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng and Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira as the Coach responds to calls from the public to freshen up the squad. Low however, did defend his choice of selecting Bayern midfielder Thomas Mueller declaring that he, “Puts in a great deal of energy, which is why he is still in the team,” before explaining that, “But of course he is subject to competition for his place.” The 29-year-old is priced at 11/10 at Betfair to get on the scoresheet at the Red Bull Arena.

Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler has left the squad on compassionate grounds and Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been preferred to Barcelona custodian Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus sat out training on Tuesday and could be a doubt for Thursday’s game.

In complete contrast to the Germans, Russia’s national team has been enjoying a fabulous few months after narrowly losing in the quarter-finals of their home World Cup last summer. Stanislav Cherchesov’s team has won three and drawn one of their last four outings and are all but assured of promotion to the top-flight of the Nations League next season, as they proudly sit top of League B Group 2.

Last time out the Russian’s beat Turkey 2-0 with Valencia midfielder Denis Cheryshev getting one of the goals. Striker and Captain Artyom Dzyuba is injured for game in Leipzig, so Krasnodar frontman Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira (or Ari as he is more commonly known) comes into the squad. Skybet currently prices him at 3/1 to be an anytime goalscorer.

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