This week, two bordering European nations lock horns in an international friendly in their buildup to the UEFA Nations League encounters this weekend. The match schedules between Germany and the Czech Republic for Wednesday with kickoff at 11:45 pm.
The last time the two sides met was during the September 2017 World Cup qualifying match. The Germans came out the winners with a 2-1 lead over their neighbors. Wednesday presents a close encounter for both sides.
Joachin Low will be looking to use the friendly to integrate new players into the squad. The German side has upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Ukraine and Spain. There are many talents without a cap, including Oliver Baumann, Philip Max, Bote Baku, and Felix Uduokhai.
Established names such as Timo Werner, Toni Kroos, Nuer, Ginter, Groteska, and Gnabry remain ruled out of the clash with fatigue fears. Germany has an upsetting record so far in the competition when standards are involved. The side drew in four of their matches while winning one of their five matches.
After a 1-0 defeat to Scotland, manager Jaroslav Silhavy will be looking to make up this week with a win. Their last squad faced several positive coronavirus cases. Injury woes continue rocking the camp ahead of the clash this weekend in the UEFA Nations League.
Germany vs. Czech Republic Head to Head
Both sides have eight games against each other, with Germany taking home five wins while the Czech Republic with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Montenegro 0-3 Germany
Germany 3-0 Ireland
Germany 4-0 Norway
England 1-2 Germany
Greece 0-5 Germany
The Czech Republic 3-0 Azerbaijan
Spain 4-0 Czech Republic
Poland 0-2 Czech Republic
The Czech Republic 0-0 Poland
Mexico 0-0 Czech Republic
Germany Team News
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich remains on the sidelines till January after picking meniscus damage during their 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund last weekend. Marco Reus and Ter Stegen remain unavailable while recovering from respective injuries. We expect Amiri to feature in the middle of the park.
Czech Republic Team News
Several players are missing the week’s fixture due to injuries and coronavirus. The absence of Schick provides a major hurdle to jump for the side. Matej Vydra is likely to lead the line alongside Michael Krmenick.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are missing crucial players in their squad, and we expect a lackluster encounter this Wednesday.
Goals Under 3.5
Away: No Score