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Germany vs England betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions and odds

Having knocked them out of the European Championships last summer, England are looking for back-to-back wins over Germany for the first time since 1966. Three Lions famously won 5-1 across Munich back in 2001, that being their only competitive victory over Die Mannschaft on German soil. Germany have only lost two of their last 41 competitive home matches, these defeats coming against North Macedonia in 2021 and Netherlands in 2019. 

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 11/8.

Germany to win and both teams to score is 15/5.

Serge Gnabary is 15/2 to break the deadlock and 4/1 to add to his 20 international goals. 

Match preview

No matter the context, the competition or the occasion, Germany against England is always a fixture to savour.

The Three Lions defeated Germany during last year's European Championships, en route to their first final for 55 years.

This meant Gareth Southgate's side were unbeaten in 22 internationals, their longest-ever streak, a run that came to an end on Saturday.

That's because England began this latest Nations League campaign with a 1-0 defeat against the group's lowest-ranked side Hungary.

Reece James gave away a very dubious second half penalty at the Puskás Aréna and this was enough for the hosts to secure a surprise win.

In truth, England created very little in Budapest; Bukayo Saka forced a safe, Conor Coady went close with a header before Harry Kane lashed wide.

So, if Southgate's team are to get off the mark in this group here, a vastly improved display is a necessity.

Germany meanwhile were held to a 1-1 draw by European Champions Italy at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday night.

Gli Azzurri made the breakthrough 70 minutes into that one, only for Joshua Kimmich to cooly slot home an equaliser mere moments later.

This means Die Mannschaft's underwhelming Nations League record continues; they've now only won two of 11 games in this tournament.

However, under Hansi Flick, they remain unbeaten, winning their previous seven competitive games, scoring 31 goals and conceding one.

So, with the former Bayern Munich Head Coach at the helm, they're going to be a force at the World Cup, and will travel to Qatar as one of the favourites.

Here, at one of the world's great stadiums, the Allianz Arena in Munich, will Germany lay down a marker and beat old enemies England?

Germany team news

The majority of this Germany XI is settled, with Hansi Flick content with the core of this team.

This features Manuel Neuer in goal, with Niklas Süle and Antonio Rüdiger as the centre-back duo.

Full-back could be seen as an area of weakness with Benjamin Henrichs and Thilo Kehrer getting the nod in Italy.

Saturday's scorer Joshua Kimmich and his Bayern teammates Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller form the first-choice midfield trio.

İlkay Gündoğan and Jamal Musiala are the alternatives if Flick feels his team needs freshening up.

In attack, Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry will start out-wide while Kai Havertz could come in for his Chelsea club-mate Timo Werner though the middle.

England team news

As for England, debutant James Justin went off injured in Budapest so is a major doubt for the remained of this three-game window.

Bukayo Saka came on for Justin at left-wing-back at half time, but the more defensive option of Kieran Trippier is likely to start this one.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is also set to start on the other side, given that he's leaving the camp following this game.

In the middle, Scudetto winner with A.C. Milan Fikayo Tomori or John Stones could come in for Marry Maguire or Conor Coady.

Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham appear to be the first-choice midfielders, with Kalvin Phillips the alternative.

In attack, Jarrod Bowen made his England debut against Hungary, alongside Mason Mount in-behind Harry Kane.

However, Raheem Sterling will surely come back in for this game, while Jack Grealish and Phil Foden also great options.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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