Following an unimpressive early exit from the 2019 World Cup, Germany are set to recover from the loss with the Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
Joachim Low side will play host to Belarus at the Stadion im Borrusia Park, Monchengladbach. The match is scheduled for Saturday, 16th November with kick off at 20:45 GMT.
Germany are currently 2nd in Group C with 15 points tied with group leaders Netherlands separated with a goal difference. Joschim Low recently announced the 24 man squad to take on Belarus and Northern Ireland featuring first time call ups.
Germany have witnessed a turnaround I nthe team squad with heavy reliance on the youth. This has seen the phase where veterans such as Boateng, Muller, Ozil and other left out of the squad. This has paved way for exciting youngstarts such as Havertz, Nadien Amiri and Nico Schulz.
Belarus on the other hand have never qualified for the World Cup or Euro Championships in their history. They are currently 4th in Group C with only 4 points with one win and a draw in the entire competition.
Mikhail Markhel’s side is facing their worst start to the European Qualification campaign since 2004 when they pulled off a single victory. However, they are in a tough Group with opponents like Germany, Netherlands and Northern Ireland.
Germany vs. Belarus Head to Head
Both team have faced twice in all matches. The first match was during the 2008 friendly and this year’s UEFA European Championship. Here is a look at the last two results from the previous matches:
Germany 2-2 Belarus
Belarus 0-2 Germany
Germany Team News
Joachim Low has called up Bundesliga starts including Borrusia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Bayern Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz as part of the 24 man squad.
Low also featured first senior call ups in Bayern Leverskusen’s Nadiem Amiri and Freiburg’s Robin Koch.
However, Low seemed to have left out of favor Manchester City favor Leroy Sane. However, his counterpart Ilkay Gundogan features.
Belarus Team News
Belarus enter the game without any injury woes from the last 2-1 defeat to Netherlands. It is seems that Mikhail will go for the same starting IX.
Leading the forward line will be Maksim Skavysh who has bagged two international goals in the competition. The attacking midfield position is set to be filled with Stanislaw Dragun.
Once again, Ivan Bakhar is set to start on the bench. Addition to the attacking option will be Ihar Stasevich.
Prediction and Odds
Germany are set to have a slight breeze over Belarus given the current in-form team. Belarus are currently struggling to register their second win.
Germany Win – 1.075
Total Under 3.5 – 2.07
HT – FT Germany Win – 1.33
First Goal in First Half – 1.125