Kick-off: 1945, 09/10/2019
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
TV: Sky Sports
Germany entertain Argentina in the pick of this week’s international friendlies and a home win is expected in a rematch of the 1986, 1990 and 2014 World Cup finals.
Die Mannschaft should be in good spirits following the recent Champions League exploits of their Bundesliga teams and have a youngish squad full of energy and enthusiasm.
Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion always provides a rousing atmosphere and 83/100 for the hosts to prevail is our opening Germany vs Argentina prediction.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
After last year’s uncharacteristic slump in form, Germany have rallied pretty well in their Euro 2020 qualifying group this term.
As well as swapping away wins with the Netherlands, Die Mannschaft have beaten Belarus, Estonia and Northern Ireland by a combined score of 12-0.
Joachim Low will also take comfort from Bayern Munich’s recent 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in London, as well as the form shown by Borussia Dortmund in Europe’s elite club competition.
Serge Gnabry netted four times versus Spurs and also has five goals in as many games for his country in 2019, so he is a player to watch.
The former Arsenal trainee can be backed at 4/1 to break the deadlock and that catches the eye from the Germany vs Argentina odds.
Marco Reus and Timo Werner are also in good form going forward, while Joshua Kimmich is a driving force in midfield and Niklas Sule provides a commanding presence in defence.
Manuel Neuer is set to watch on from the bench, but Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is arguably a more solid option these days anyway.
A Look At Argentina’s Betting Odds
Argentina are without star names Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero and Mauro Icardi, while there are no River Plate or Boca Juniors players involved ahead of this month’s Copa Libertadores semi-final clash.
La Albiceleste still warrant respect, though, having followed up a third-place finish in this summer’s Copa America with some useful friendly form.
Drawing 0-0 with Chile in Los Angeles was a fair effort, but it is a 4-0 thrashing of Mexico in San Antonio which will put punters on red alert.
Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored a hat-trick in that contest, while both he and Paulo Dybala netted in Sunday’s Serie A clash between the Nerazzurri and Juventus.
Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa and Leandro Paredes of PSG are other proven performers, but we just fear there are issues at the back.
Marcos Rojo and Nicolas Otamendi are not as reliable as they used to be, while there is a lack of quality between the posts in the absence of Sergio Romero.
We’re finishing off our Germany vs Argentina betting tips by taking 15/2 for a 2-1 home victory.
Northern Ireland 0-2 GERMANY – Marcel Halstenberg, Serge Gnabry
ARGENTINA 4-0 Mexico – Lautaro Martinez, Leandro Paredes
Head-to-head: Germany 2-4 Argentina, Germany 1-0 Argentina, Germany 1-3 Argentina, Argentina 0-4 Germany
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