Belarus v Germany Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 04, 2019
Borisov Arena - UEFA European Championships Qualifier
Joachim Low's Germany face Belarus as part of UEFA European Championships Qualification double header, with a home tie against Estonia three days later.
Germany drew 2-2 in Berlin in their only previous meeting with Belarus, with Vitaly Bulyga's late double securing a late draw for the visitors.
The majority of the Belarus squad come from their domestic league and the Russian and Azerbaijan leagues, with former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb missing out on the final cut made by manager Igor Kriushenko.
Low is without goal keeper Marc Ter-Stegen and Antonio Rudiger, due to injury, with Toni Kroos and Sebastian Rudy left out. However Manuel Neuer is back in the squad, alongside Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Joshua Kimmich, Julian Draxler and Timo Werner - in a youthful German set up.
Belarus v Germany Preview and Predictions
Belarus enjoyed a successful run in the UEFA Euro Nations League, with wins against San Marino and Luxembourg home and away, and two draws with Moldova. Those results mean they will have a play-off spot in the UEFA European Championships race, regardless of where they finish in Group C.
However the step up from Nations League to European Championships qualifiers has been a tough one, with back to back defeats against Holland and Northern Ireland so far for Kriushenko's side.
Germany failed to win a single game in their own UEFA Euro Nations League campaign, with defeats to Holland and France, either side of two draws with the pair, in a tough end to 2018 for Loew.
They have picked things up in European Championships qualification however, with a thrilling 3-2 win in Amsterdam against their rivals for top spot - in a timely boost for Loew and his players, as they looked to be slipping away from their traditional European rivals.
Nothing more than a win will do for Die Mannschaft in this game, as Low looks to establish his side as front runners in this group, ahead of Ronald Koeman's Dutch side - and an away win for Germany comes in at a price of 1/6.
Low will demanding a purposeful attacking display from his side, as they showed last time out, and with nine goals in their last four games, they should be able to rack up a goal difference boost in this tie, and with that in mind Germany to win and over 2.5 goals scored is available at 4/7.
Germany to win 3-0 at 11/2
Low will want to make a statement in this double header of games, and ensure that a healthy distance remains between them and the Dutch in the race for top spot in Group C. With a play-off spot already assured, and a poor start to qualification, hosts Belarus are unlikely to be in a position to put up too much of a fight.
Leroy Sane to score anytime at 11/8
Sane is back in favour after being dropped from the 2018 World Cup squad, and he is great form for Germany in recent games. He ended the domestic season with a memorable winner in the Manchester derby and he has three goals in his last four appearances for the national team.