The best team on the planet will debut in this Confederations Cup against Asian champions Australia. The Germans have sent a bit combined team to this contest and they will be looking to make some experiments. Coach Joachim Low decided to rest several important players and give a chance to some youngsters. But without any doubts, Die Mannschaft will be the biggest favourite.
Aussies came to Russia to see where they stand in comparing to the best football teams in the world. Ange Postecoglou guys will be looking to grab at least one victory here.
World champs said farewell to several of their iconic members recently. Phillipe Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, all of them retired from the national team. But that didn’t affect their overall performance. The Germans have 10 games without a defeat, winning in 8 of them, along with two draws. In competitive matches, they have displayed a fantastic form. In World Cup qualifiers they have a perfect record of 6 wins with 27 scored and only one allowed goal.
The Germans also kept clean sheets on eight occasions in the last 10 fixtures, proving that they are not only excellent offensive team.
Until the most recent match with Brazil, the Australians have put down some solid performances. But, Cariocas humiliated them in front of their own crowd, defeating them 0-4.
On the other hand, they are the only team in Asian qualification group be without a loss. However, they are currently on the third place. In eight games they have 4 victories and 4 draws, with a goal difference of 14 scored and eight allowed goals.
Interesting thing is that for the first time in history the Australians are competing at Confederations Cup as the Asian champions. In previous three participations, the Aussies were representing Oceania.
What worries their fans are the performances away from their country. They haven’t won in the last three games. One defeat and 2 draws
Both teams scored in 5 of their last 7 games.
The important thing for this match is the fact that there most experienced individual Mile Jedinak isn’t playing.
Germany vs Australia head to head
We might say that these nations have a solid history. In previous 5 encounters, Germany has 3 victories one draw and on one occasion Australia celebrated. The most recent game took place two years ago, and we saw a draw. The result was 2-2, in an exciting friendly match played in Germany at Kaiserslautern’s Fritz-Walter Stadium.
Also back in 2005, Germans an Australian met at Confederations Cup and the current World Champions won confidently, 4-0
Germany vs Australia Prediction
It doesn’t matter that Joachim Low brought an experimental squad. Die Mannschaft are absolute favorites in this game, and anything else but, victory would present a huge surprise. We recommend playing on Germany winning with -1.5 handicaps.