Germany vs Latvia betting tips
This article covers Germany vs Latvia betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Germany 1/50
o – Draw 18/1
o – Latvia 33/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Germany vs Latvia: Match details
Match: Germany vs Latvia
Competition: International Friendly
Date: June 7, 2021
Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, June 7, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf
Betting prediction: Germany 2 – 0 Latvia
Germany welcomes Latvia to the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf on Monday for this International Friendly match.
It is only the second time these nations have met in modern history. The previous being the shock 0-0 draw in the Group stage of Euro 2004. This result underpinned a horrific Championship for Germany in which they were eliminated in the group stages without winning any of their 3 matches.
The only other matches between these nations all pre-date World War II. Germany won on both occasions putting 3 past Latvia in each instance.
This will also be the first time these nations meet on German soil. The previous 3 encounters took place in modern-day Russia, Latvia and Portugal.
Germany vs Latvia: Recommended bets
Germany’s last victory over Latvia was an away friendly back in 1937 by a scoreline of 1-3. A repeat of this score on Monday is available at odds of 18/1.
Latvia held Germany to a 0-0 draw when these sides last met during Euro 2004. You can back another scoreless draw here on Monday at 33/1.
Recent Germany matches have been generally high scoring, with 7 of 10 matches ending with over 2.5 goals scored; an average of 3.5 goals per game. You can back another high scoring game here on Monday with odds of 1/7 on for over 2.5 goals.
Timo Werner’s (above) finishing has been a topic of much ridicule this season following his big-money move to the Premier League last summer. He is also suffering a similar goal drought for Germany, having gone 4 games without a goal. Werner’s last goal for Germany came in the 3-1 win versus Ukraine back in November 2020. The German international is 3/1 to score the game’s opener on Monday. Or 2/5 on to end his drought with a goal at any time during the game against Latvia.
Germany vs Latvia: What are the betting odds?
The Germans have won 2 of the 3 previous matches against Latvia. They start the match as huge favourites at 1/50 on to win here.
Latvia have won 2 of their last 4 away matches, albeit against Andorra and San Marino. They are huge underdogs here to beat the Germans at 33/1.
The 0-0 draw between these nations in Euro 2020 was a huge upset at the time. Should Latvia hold Germany to a draw once more, the odds of 18/1 suggest it would just as surprising a result.
Germany vs Latvia – recent form and head to head statistics
Iceland vs Germany - 0:4
Germany vs Armenia - 6:0
Liechtenstein vs Germany - 0:2
England vs Germany - 2:0
Germany vs Hungary - 2:2
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Montenegro vs Latvia - 0:0
Latvia vs Norway - 0:2
Latvia vs Gibraltar - 3:1
Estonia vs Latvia - 2:1
Germany vs Latvia - 7:1
|September 8, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Iceland||0 - 4||Germany|
|September 5, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Germany||6 - 0||Armenia|
|September 2, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Liechtenstein||0 - 2||Germany|
|June 29, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||England||2 - 0||Germany|
|June 23, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Germany||2 - 2||Hungary|
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Montenegro||0 - 0||Latvia|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Latvia||0 - 2||Norway|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Latvia||3 - 1||Gibraltar|
|June 10, 2021||Baltic Cup 2021||Estonia||2 - 1||Latvia|
|June 7, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Germany||7 - 1||Latvia|
|15||Shots on goal||2|
|14||Shots off goal||1|
|63%||Average ball possession||28%|
|1||Shots on post||0|
|1||Shots on bar||0|
|7||Goals by foot||1|
|3.5||Average Goals Scored||0.5|
|June 7, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Germany||7 - 1||Latvia|
|June 19, 2004||Euro Cup 2004||Latvia||0 - 0||Germany|
Germany vs Latvia: Match preview
The Germans are in a bit of a rut at the moment, having won just 5 of 12 internationals since the start of 2020 and are winless in their last 2 international matches.
They will be desperate for a win here against a weaker opponent in Latvia to carry some goalscoring form into the tournament.
Their forward line is struggling for goals at the moment, with Serge Gnabry’s goal against Romania being the only goal in Germany’s last 5 internationals from the forward line. In that time Florian Neuhaus, İlkay Gündoğan (x2), Leon Goretzka and Kai Havertz have all found the back of the net for Die Mannschaft.
This lack of attacking threat from their forwards underscores their poor performances in this time. Wins against Ireland and Romania are offset by a 6-0 hammering in Spain, a 1-2 defeat at home to North Macedonia and a 1-1 draw with Denmark on Wednesday.
Of course, the starting XI against Denmark was weakened by the absence of the 4 players involved in the Champions League final; Rüdiger, Gündoğan, Werner and Havertz. Toni Kroos and Leon Goretzka were also absent and will likely start against France in their tournament opener on 15th June.
They still dominated the match with 16 shots to 5, 5 shots on target to 1 and hit the woodwork on 2 occasions. Ultimately, it was the performance in both boxes that saw them fail to win here. A failure to score a second with the chances they created at one end, while conceding from the only shot on target they gave up all evening.
In a knockout tournament, being clinical in both boxes is usually crucial to whoever ultimately wins the tournament. Germany will need this to click into gear against Latvia if they are to avoid another embarrassing exit similar to Euro 2004 when they last faced Monday’s opponents.
Germany team news vs Latvia
Marc-André ter Stegen, Jonathan Tah, Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt and Julian Draxler are the experienced internationals that missed the cut for the Germans’ Euro 2020 squad.
Jamal Musiala is the only teenager included in Germany’s squad. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder had been banging on Joachim Löw’s door with his 7 goals for Bayern this season. Having lived in England most of his childhood and represented England at every level from U15 to U21, a full international cap for Germany during the tournament will ensure the talented youngster cannot be called up by England in the future.
Leon Goretzka wasn’t named in the squad to face Denmark in midweek due to a torn muscle fibre. The 26-year old midfield is expected back for Germany’s group games though.
German Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer© (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Defenders: Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Robin Gosens (Atalanta), Robin Koch (Leeds United), Christian Günter (SC Freiburg)
Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich), İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City), Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Kevin Volland (Monaco), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Timo Werner (Chelsea)
Latvia team news vs Germany
Pāvels Šteinbors, Aleksandrs Solovjovs, Kristers Tobers, Gļebs Kļuškins, and Ritvars Rugins will be disappointed not to be involved against top-quality opposition such as Germany.
Mārtiņš Ķigurs also misses out for Latvia due to injury.
Alvis Jaunzems lasted just 37 minutes against Lithuania before needing to be replaced. The 21-year-old Valmiera attacking midfielder will likely be replaced by Dāvis Ikaunieks in the starting XI on the right side of Latvia’s attacking midfield three.
Latvian Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Roberts Ozols (Riga), Krišjānis Zviedris (Liepāja), Rihards Matrevics (Valmiera)
Defenders: Vitālijs Maksimenko (Olimpija Ljubljana), Kaspars Dubra (Oleksandriya), Igors Tarasovs (Ethnikos Achna), Roberts Savaļnieks (RFS), Mārcis Ošs (Lugano), Raivis Jurkovskis (Dundalk), Antonijs Černomordijs (Riga), Krišs Kārkliņš (Liepāja), Elvis Stuglis (RFS), Vladislavs Sorokins (RFS)
Midfielders: Artūrs Zjuzins (RFS), Jānis Ikaunieks (KuPS), Vladimirs Kamešs (Riga), Andrejs Cigaņiks (Zorya Luhansk), Vladislavs Fjodorovs (Riga), Alvis Jaunzems (Valmiera), Eduards Emsis (Noah), Aleksejs Saveljevs (Mantova), Renārs Varslavāns (RFS), Raivis Ķiršs (Daugavpils)
Forwards: Dāvis Ikaunieks (Liepāja), Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Raków Częstochowa), Roberts Uldriķis (Sion), Raimonds Krollis (Valmiera)
Predicted Germany line-up vs Latvia
Predicted Latvia line-up vs Germany
Germany vs Latvia – Official videos
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.