Germany v Argentina: Predicted line-ups, preview & betting tips
- Updated: September 2, 2014
Possible starting lineups
Germany: Neuer; Howedes, Hummels, Boateng, Durm; Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Reus, Gotze; Gomez
Argentina: Romero; Garay, Demichelis, Fernandez; Zabaleta, Campagnaro; Mascherano, Perez, Di Maria; Higuain, Aguero
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Just a few months after Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final, the Mannschaft take on the Ablicelesete in a high profile friendly on Wednesday night in Düsseldorf.
Both Germany and Argentina have some big injury withdrawals from the match, with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil out for the World Champions, while Lionel Messi is out for Argentina.
Also missing for the South Americans are Rodrigo Palacio (ankle), Maxi Rodriguez (hamstring) and Ezequiel Garay (leg), while forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is a doubt due to a back problem.
Argentina will welcome Gerardo Martino on the touchline for his first game in charge of the South Americans.
As for the Germans, Jogi Low’s side will also have a new feel to it after the World Cup.
Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose have all retired from international football after winning gold in Brazil, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Shkodran Mustafi are out through injury.
German, however, will still retain much of their core which lead them to success in Brazil, with Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Mario Gotze all still involved in the national side, while Marco Reus will return to the setup after missing the World Cup with injury.
Expect an entertaining match, with Germany favourites to claim another win over Argentina.
101GG Predicts: Germany 2 - Argentina 0
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Some essential facts & stats to help with online betting
Germany and Argentina have met on 21 previous occasions, with Argentina leading the head to head record 9-8.
Germany, of course, won the last meeting between the teams, beating Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final.
Germany’s last defeat came 19 games ago, when they lost 4-3 to the United States. ‘
Argentina have emerged victorious on each of their last two visits to Germany for exhibition matches.