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Prediction: Denmark vs Germany

Milos Markovic in Free Soccer Predictions 5 Jun 2017

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Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: Bet365

Germany travel to Denmark for a friendly match at Brondby Stadium Joachim Loew will use as one of the last checks ahead of his side’s involvement in the Confederations Cup later in June.

Denmark

The Danes prepare to host Germany in an emotional affair on Tuesday night as the Danish Football Association (DBU) marks the 25th anniversary of Denmark’s 2-0 victory over Germans in the final of European Championship in 1992. It was arguably the football’s greatest fairy tales of outsiders becoming heroes, who made the tournament late with civil war learing up original qualifiers Yugoslavia. Denmark players were forced to call off their holiday arrangements as Danes used the extraordinary circumstances to go all the way and lift the European trophy in the end. Symbolism is greatly highlighted in the forthcoming clash which will also be a great opportunity for Denmark manager Age Hareide to oil the machine ahead of the Kazakhstan World Cup qualifier on 10 June. The Danes are currently third in Group E, six points adrift of leaders Poland and behind second-placed Montenegro on goal difference. Denmark has had a rather inconsistent start to their World Cup qualifying campaign and will be forced to pull themselves together ahead of what is likely to be a crucial match.

Team News

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will miss the forthcoming clash with a thigh injury. The 30-year-old is also ruled out for the Kazakhstan qualifier.

FC Utrecht David Jensen has been called up to replace Schmeichel.

Germany

Having ended their European Championship campaign in the semifinals after losing to hosts France 2-0, Germany squad went from strength to strength, conceding only one goal over the next eight matches. Joachim Loew’s men sit top of Group C with maximum 15 points after first five qualifying matches. The Germans boast an impressive goal-scoring record as well, having bagged 20 goals during that time in the World Cup qualifying. Loew will be keen to continue the fine form as Germany prepare for a trip to Copenhagen. Der Mannschaft will want to warm up for the San Marino qualifier four days afterwards, which is another great opportunity to prepare the team for the Confederations Cup. Germany join up in this quadrennial tournament in Russia where they are pitted against Cameroon, Chile and Australia. World Champions will take part in their third major tournament in three years with a number od first-team stalwarts being left out of the squad however.

Team News

Der Mannschaft are without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, while the list of absentees also includes Jerome Boateng, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos.

Loew called up seven newcomers including Hoffenheim playmaker Kerem Demirbay, Armin Younes, Diego Demme, together with Sandro Wagner, Lars Stindl, Serge Gnabry and Max Meyer.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Denmark celebrate 25 years since winning the European Championship
  • Danes won only 1 of their last 5 matches across all competitions
  • Germany is unbeaten in last 8 matches, drawing only one of those
  • Der Mannschaft conceded just 1 goal in last eight matches
  • The two sides last met at Euro 2012

Conclusion

The forthcoming international friendly between Denmark and Germany will be a ceremonial affair as the hosts mark their biggest success in history with a team they defeat in 1992 Euro final. Germans travel to Copenhagen with a young but exciting team that will have plenty to play for and we should expect an openly-contested clash.

Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: Bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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