After the 11th gameday in the Bundesliga, we are now heading towards the next international break. The selection of the German team is currently experiencing some maintenance and is expecting Russia in a friendly. The host of the World Cup of this year did quite well concerning the big tournament but also in regards to other friendlies. However, in the upcoming game, the team from Russia is only the underdog. The game will start at 8:45 PM CET in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany.
Germany needs patience – Loew without Boateng in the center back
Germany looks back to a weak year in terms of international football. The disappointment after the early out of the World Cup is still in peoples mind. In the UEFA Nations League, Germany faced tough opponents. Despite good performance, they had to accept defeats of the Netherlands and France. Coach Loew will try a lot in the upcoming friendly. Toni Kroos gets a break and will join the team after the match against Russia. Loew also dropped Boateng, who is currently out of shape and wants to concentrate on his fitness in Munich. With fresh and young players, Germany will take on the game against Russia. With their own fans in the back, we trust Germany to a good performance, which is why they are favored in our betting tip.
Russia with amazing international performances – Underdogs in the betting tip
For the Russian national football team, it was probably the most successful year in history. The Russians convinced in the home World Cup and got eliminated only in the quarterfinals on the finalist Croatia. Things are going well for Russia in the UEFA Nations League as well. In League B, Russia leads Group 2 with seven points, ahead of Turkey and Sweden. But before it goes on in the Nations League, Russia is challenged against Germany on Thursday. In friendly matches, Russia struggled against stronger opponents this year, with defeats against Brazil, France, and Austria. Against Germany, three key players are questionable: Fernandes, Golovin, and Cheryshev.
Betting Tip Germany vs. Russia
The world champion of 2014 is the clear favorite with odds of 1.29 to 1.36 in the game. The Russians are the clear underdogs with odds between 8.00 and 10.00 containing a good value profit of 4.23%. In case of a draw, betting odds range from 4.50 to 5.10. Our betting tip: Germany was playing well but the team was lagging luck. However, the new players want to show what they are made off and we, therefore, expect a home victory of Germany in the betting tip.