STAR PREVIEW England v Germany

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat a shocking referee in the Northern Ireland v Switzerland last night – I got the correct score bet up but with him in charge anything could and did happen. The first yellow card should have been red, and the Switzerland penalty wasn’t a penalty. Apart from that ……To Wembley tonight for England v Germany – a game that can’t help but stir footballing emotions.  However the caveat stated yesterday about betting on friendlies still very much applies.The first thing that surprised me was that they have played each other SIX times since that memorable night during the qualifying stages of the 2002 World Cup, at the Olympiastadion in Munich, when England ran out 5-1 winners. Only seems like yesterday !!Since then there have been no drawn games – Germany have won four and England two.Forecasting the starting XI’s is harder than the result. Hot off the presses here they are:Starting line-upsEngland XI: Pickford; Jones, Maguire, Stones; Trippier, Livermore, Loftus-Cheek, Dier, Rose; Abraham, VardyGermany XI: Ter Stegen; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Ozil, Halstenberg; Draxler, Werner, SaneGareth Southgate has certainly gone for a youthful line-up including Chelsea duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham.Germany conceded to Northern Ireland, Czech Republic and Azerbaijan in their final four group games and seven of their last 10 games has seen over 3.5 goals triggered.England v GermanyInternational Friendly20:00 ITVHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2017 INTERNATIONAL Germany 1-0 EnglandMar 2016 INTERNATIONAL Germany 2-3 EnglandNov 2013 INTERNATIONAL England 0-1 GermanyJun 2010 WORLD CUP Germany 4-1 EnglandNov 2008 INTERNATIONAL Germany 1-2 EnglandAug 2007 INTERNATIONAL England 1-2 GermanySep 2001 WORLD CUP Germany 1-5 EnglandOct 2000 WORLD CUP England 0-1 GermanyJun 2000 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS England 1-0 GermanyJun 1996 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS England 1-1 GermanyWhen all said and done this game is nothing more than playing for pride but there should be goals and Germany’s trend of being involved in high scoring games is set to continue.I’m splitting stakes on over 3.5 goals (9/4) and over 4.5 goals (11/2) with Star Sports. Another 5-1 scoreline would suit me just fine.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS 3 points at 9/4 with Star SportsBACK OVER 4.5 GOALS 3 points at 11/2 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 33.23 pointslast_img