Germany vs Argentina is the 2014 FIFA World Cup rematch where la Albiceleste are looking forward to keeping their good record on German soil with 4 wins and only 1 draw between the two sides. The two are set to meet in Düsseldorf not nearly two months after Die Mannschaft became the best team in the world much to Argentina’s chagrin.
Germany have called up to the squad 18 World Cup heroes, as well as Marco Reus and Mario Gomez, tipped to replace Miroslav Klose as the goalscorer, a title which most likely will still be awarded to Thomas Müller. Joachim Löw left Bastian Schweinsteiger out of the squad due to a recurring knee injury as well as Mustafi who just recently returned to training. Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose’s absence will be felt for sure, but with only Gomez as a pure blood striker, Germany might display a formation with Müller and Reus in the front line as this is their last test before the Euro 2016 qualifications.
As opposed to the team that is the second best in the world, Argentina changed the coach, with Gerardo Martino taking over and calling for the match the same players that were their country’s heroes in Brazil. He stated that he has been in touch with his players and that a change of strategy is needed for the match against Germany, but most of all of his player’s mentality. Last time La Albiceleste were in Germany was two years ago when they won with 3-1, and since Gerardo Martino is for a more offensive style of play, tipsters say goals will be scored on both sides.
With Argentina having a good record against Germany, Bet365 still favors Die Mannschaft to win at 2.00, with Argentina at 3.75 and a draw at 3.40. Over 2.5 goals is at 1.90, and Germany to win and both teams to score is at 4.00, the same betting market for Argentina is at 7.00. Lionel Messi as an anytime goalscorer is at 2.00, with Higuain following at 2.80, and the same market for Germany has Mario Gomez is at 2.37, Marco Reus at 2.62 and we’re betting 7 units on Thomas Müller to score at 2.50 with William Hill.
Germany: Team’s Formation
Argentina: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Thomas Müller to score anytime