Germany v Serbia – Volkswagen Arena at 19:35 GMT

Germany will host Serbia at the Volkswagen Arena on Wednesday night as the two teams take on each other in an international friendly. This is a crucial match for the hosts. The once invincible team has really gone through a disastrous patch in the past year. Despite a shaky campaign, the hosts should come on strong and dominate in front of their home fans.

After their disappointing performance in the 2018 World Cup, Germany only managed to win two of their last six fixtures since. They also finished last in their Nations League group after a deadlock with Netherlands at home in their last meeting.

To make things worse, Joachim Low made a controversial decision to remove Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng in the line-up. However, Germany still boast a lot of several experienced and terrific players in their squad. The Germans should be relying on Werner, Sane, and Reus to provide strong attacking prowess on Wednesday.

Serbia, on the other hand, are quite promising as evident in their recent performances. Despite being knocked out of the World Cup by the end of the group stages, they managed to win four and drew two of their six fixtures. However, none of their rivals during this period of time were on the same level of play as the Germans.

The visitors should come into this game with quite a decent attacking play. Dusac Tadic is in a terrific form at Ajax at the moment. His most remarkable performance came in the Champions League as the Dutch outfit caused Real Madrid to get knocked out of the competition. Meanwhile, Aleksandar Mitrovic has a fantastic record of 23 goals in his 46 appearances for Serbia.

LATEST NEWS

–          It was reported that Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng will no longer be considered for international duty.

–          Germany may also be without Leon Goretzka due to injury.

–          Ljubomir Fejsa remains a doubt for Serbia.

PROBABLE FORMATION & KEY PLAYERS

Germany: 4-2-3-1

Manuel Neuer, Thilo Kehrer, Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, Nico Schulz, Ilkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos, Leroy Sane, Marco Reus, Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner

Serbia: 4-2-3-1

Predrag Rajkovic, Antonio Rukavina, Nikola Milenkovic, Milos Veljkovic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nemanja Matic, Matic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic, Adem Ljajic, Mijat Gacinovic, Aleksandar Mitrovic

KEY PLAYERS

Germany

Marco Reus is one of the key players in Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund’s fantastic campaign this season. He has scored a tally of 14 goals and six assists so far in the German top flight.

Leroy Sane is one of the key figures for Manchester City and is having another terrific campaign with the club this season. He has scored in his past two appearances for the team and his pace should come as a threat for the Serbians.

Serbia

Aleksandar Mitrovic isn’t really enjoying a satisfying campaign with Fulham this season. However, he was able to contributed six goals in his last five international fixtures for the national team.

Dusan Tadic is enjoying a superb campaign with Ajax this season. His attacking form at club level has definitely been impressive. He will be hoping to take that form with his in their friendly with Serbia on Wednesday.

MATCH PREDICTION

Germany v Serbia: 2-1

There’s no doubt that both teams have plenty of skills to come out victorious in this match. However, a victory seems to be on the cards for Germany.

Serbia will look into this match as the perfect occasion to further put a dent on the already suffering Germany. They should still be wary though since the hosts are undefeated at home in their past five fixtures despite their poor form. Furthermore, Joachim Low is also still one of the best coaches out there despite encountering some pitfalls. 

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By @EliaasMJ

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