[ClevPicks Prediction]: England vs. Germany: Key Game Tonight!
Harry Maguire (l), of England, will have his hands full with Thomas Müller (r), of Germany.
In their final UEFA Nations League Group A3 matchup against relegated England on Monday at Wembley Stadium, Germany will be led by Thomas Müller by a sizable Bundesliga contingent (kick-off: 8.45pm CEST).
Following their 1-0 loss to Hungary in Leipzig on Friday, Germany is no longer in contention to play in the Nations League finals. The four-time FIFA World Cup champions now have nothing left to play for in the English city except pride after suffering their first loss of the Hansi Flick era. If they triumph and Italy loses to group leaders Hungary, they would move up to second place and avoid relegation to League B. Last time, Müller took up the captain's role, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen filled in for Manuel Neuer in net. The cornerstone of Flick's squad is the Bayern Munich forward, but given the aforementioned variables, rotation is to be expected. Additionally, the game gives Germany's head coach one last chance to try something new before selecting his team for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. Jamal Musiala of Bayern is a candidate to start after sitting on the bench for Matchday 5. According to the UEFA coefficient, the former England youth international has scored the most goals among teenagers in the top five European leagues this year (four goals). Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who won the UEFA Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2021–2022, defender Nico Schlotterbeck of Borussia Dortmund, midfielder Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg, and attacker Kai Havertz of Chelsea, who previously played for Bayer Leverkusen, could also be involved. However, Lukas Nmecha has been forced to withdraw from the team due to a knee injury.
Prior to Hungary's defeat, England was the most recent side to defeat Germany. The Three Lions defeated another team in the UEFA Euro 2020 last-16 2-0 before falling to Italy in the championship game. But after losing to Italy in the Nations League, Gareth Southgate's team hasn't been able to reach the same heights. They are now in League B. They have lost five straight, and for the first time since 2000, they haven't scored in three straight games. In fact, their lone goal during the current Nations League season was a Harry Kane penalty that rescued a 1-1 tie in the previous match by negating a Jonas Hofmann goal. Jude Bellingham is one of the players most likely to keep his starting spot despite Southgate's projected little reorganization of his squad. The Dortmund midfield general is having a strong season at the club level and is becoming as an important player for his nation, especially with Kalvin Phillips out injured. The 19-year-old scored against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League a little over a week ago and has won a league-high 119 challenges in the Bundesliga this season. Jadon Sancho, a former prodigy for Dortmund who is currently with Manchester United in the English Premier League, was not selected for the team, though.
Flick's Germany won their first eight games, but only once in their last six games have they earned all three points (D4, L1).
Musiala played for England's youngsters 23 times and scored 10 goals.
Prior to the September break, Bellingham made his 100th competitive appearance for Dortmund.
Müller, who has played in 116 senior international matches, led Germany against Hungary for the eighth time.
Before departing Leverkusen for Chelsea in the summer of 2020, Havertz became the youngest player to score 30 goals and make 100 Bundesliga appearances, all at the age of 20.
At Wembley Stadium, Germany has defeated England six times while losing five times and drawn twice.
England: Ramsdale - Stones, Tomori, Maguire - Trippier, Rice, Bellingham, Chilwell - Mount - Toney, Sterling
Out: Grealish (suspended)
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Germany: Trapp - Kehrer, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Raum - Kimmich, Arnold - Hofmann, Müller (c), Musiala - Werner
Out: Brandt (illness), Goretzka (not included), Neuer (not included), Nmecha (knee), Reus (ankle), Rüdiger (suspended)
Doubtful: Pavard (dead leg)
Coach: Hansi Flick
Both England and Germany can afford to play with the handbrake off since they know that the result of Monday's game will be meaningless either way. As a result, many changes should be expected from both countries.
We expect the Three Lions to eventually score against a Germany team that has had many setbacks on the road. Failure to score from open play once more would cause building unrest for Southgate's team around Wembley at the worst possible time.
The German team can fight back to salvage a point and send their hosts into a winless Nations League campaign, making it very tough to expect England to win with any genuine confidence.
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