GERMANY ARE TIPPED
Germany will be the favourites to get the victory over England in the friendly match between the two teams at Wembley. England manager Roy Hodgson has to deal with several injury problems in various areas of the pitch, while his compatriot will come with a midfield that is an embarrassment of riches. Despite this, Joachim Loew has said that he feels that he does not have enough strikers at his disposal, which may come to bite him back in this match. Germany is one of the favourites to win the World Cup itself, while England are not anywhere close to it.
The Germans have an impressive midfield that includes players like Mesut Ozil, Thomas Müller, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Low has revealed prior to the match that the Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will be rested for this encounter along with the likes of Lahm. Even then, he will be able to name a very strong starting line-up.
This will be one of the few opportunities to test his squad ahead of the World Cup and there is a lot of pressure on Low due to the number of goals that Germany have conceded in recent matches. It is unlike the Germans and they would want to keep a clean sheet in order to boost their confidence.
“We have to improve our play in the final third. Against Italy we lacked efficiency. We have to be more efficient, more to the point and maybe we were missing the clinical precision that’s needed at this level. We have to consistently finish. We created opportunities, we also need to aim to finish them to score goals. Especially at World Cup level where you only get one or two chances in a match,” said the German manager ahead of the match, which could inflict England’s first back-to-back home defeats in 36 years.