Germany v Brazil Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 26, 2018
Olymipistadion Berlin - International Friendly
Defending World Cup champions Germany welcome Brazil to Berlin in midweek, as both sides continue their preparation for this summer;s tournament.
Germany famously beat Brazil 7-1 in their last meeting, in the 2014 World Cup, eliminating the Brazilians and progress on to win the tournament themselves.
Brazil's last win over Germany came back in the Confederations Cup in 2005, with Ronaldinho and Adriano (twice) scoring in a 3-2 victory.
Both sides are expected to name strong line ups for this glamour friendly tie in Berlin, although Brazil talisman Neymar is out for another month with a foot injury.
Marc Ter-Stegen, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Jonas Hector should all retain their places for Germany, but Joachim Low is likely to freshen up his midfield and attack. Ilkay Gundogan. Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane and Sandro Wagner could all be in line to start.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could start, to allow Roma's Alisson to have a rest. Dani Alves, Miranda and Thiago Silva are all set to be rested, with Renato Augusto, Marquinhos and Rodrigo Caio set to come in.
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino could also be in line for a start, in place of either Gabriel Jesus or Douglas Costa.
Germany v Brazil Preview and Predictions
Brazil warmed up for this game with a 3-0 win over World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow at the weekend, and Tite's side are unbeaten in their last wight games.
The South Americans strolled their way to world Cup qualification, winning the notoriously difficult CONCAF Qualifying section.
Germany drew 1-1 with Spain at the weekend, stretching their unbeaten run to a whopping 22 games, all the way back to their Euro 2016 semi final loss to France.
Both sides have got plenty of pedigree, and will be well fancied to go far in the World Cup this summer, and for that reason they may well cancel each other out in this contest, with a draw priced at 5/2.
Attacking options are a huge feature of both squads, even in the absence of Neymar from the Brazil squad, and there should be goals for fans to savour in Berlin on Thursday night.
A both teams to score bet comes in at 8/11.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
This game will be a great chance for both coaches to see their players in a real competitive environment ahead of the main event this summer. However these games tend to be engaging and notable for the quality on display, but rarely goal fests.
Thomas Muller to score first at 6/1
Bayern Munich star Muller scored a spectacular equaliser against Spain at the weekend, and he will be central to Germany's plans this summer. Despite having a relatively low key season in 2017-18, scoring just 10 goals in all competitions for Munich, he looks back to full fitness now.