It was just a year ago that we got to enjoy the treat of seeing old rivals Germany and England go head to head. They faced off in a friendly last March out in Berlin and England came away with a morale-boosting win over the World Champions as Eric Dier struck in the last minute of the game to give the Three Lions the win. That was actually their third win in a row out in Germany, so the English have a bit of form going.
After the clash, Gareth Southgate’s men will play host to Lithuania in a World Cup 2017 qualifier on the weekend. So this game against friendly, being hosted in Dortmund, is just a friendly, but is there such a thing between these two old rivals? England have gone W2 L3 in their last five against Germany home and away since that brilliant 5-1 drubbing that they handed out to Die Mannschaft back in World CUp 2002 qualifying.
England hop across to mainland Europe without some key names in attack, with Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane all on the sidelines through injury. That has led to a recall for Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe with Jamie Vardy, who scored in that 3-2 win in Germany last year, as the main focal point in the England attack on Wednesday night. This would be a big boost for Southgate earlier in his Three Lions managerial career if he can guide the Three Lions to a win.
But Germany are in pretty hot form. Since Euro 2016, the Germans have put together a W5 D1 record and they have collected a clean sheet in each of those games as well, so the England attack are going to have their work cut out for them in this one. But then again, five of the last six clashes between these two have gone over 2.5 goals so we can expect another entertaining affair between the rivals.
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