After a 10-month hiatus international football returns this evening with a heavyweight clash between Germany and Spain in the Nations League.
The European giants have been paired together in Group A4 along with Switzerland and Ukraine in what’s been dubbed the ‘group of death’ so every point is going to be important.
Germany go into tonight’s match in superb form as they’ve won seven of their last eight competitive matches and Joachim Low will be hoping to continue that run with a positive result against Spain ahead of next week’s clash with Switzerland.
However, the Spaniard head to Stuttgart in fine form themselves as they’re unbeaten in their last 11 games. The last defeat came with a 3-2 defeat by Croatia in the last Nations League.
Since then, Spain have been faultless and they secured top spot in their 2020 European qualifying group with a 5-0 win over Romania last time out. That victory ensured they finished with a record of eight wins and two draws so they will be quietly confident of getting a result this evening.
This is a tough match to predict as Germany and Spain are two excellent sides who are well matched so betting on the game isn’t going to be easy. In situations like this, it’s important to make sure you get the most from your money and you can bet with one of the betting companies in Kenya to secure a welcome bonus or odds boost to get extra value from your bet.
Germany are currently priced as the 7/5 favourites with the bookmakers but I can see those odds shortening towards kick-off as I’m expecting the hosts to field a stronger side.
Spain are available at odds of 2/1 which will tempt those who think Luis Enrique’s side can collect all three point tonight. The draw can be backed at 5/2 and I think this is the most likely outcome.
These games are rarely full of goals and players will be concerned not to get injured with the domestic campaigns about to start so I’m not expecting a classic tonight. A 1-1 draw at odds of 5/1 looks a good bet to me.
Germany are set to rest all of Bayern Munich’s Champions League hero’s so Manuel Neuer, Josh Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka won’t be involved.
Arsenal’s Bernd Leno should get a chance in goal in Neuer’s absence while Robin Gosens could start in defence.
Spain are expected to field a youthful side with the likes of Ansu Fati, Eric Garcia, Ferran Torres and Oscar Rodriguez tipped to play some part in the game.
Thiago Alcantara is set to start in midfield despite recently playing the full ninety minutes for Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
It’s been over 10 months since either side played an international game so they might be a little rusty. Germany are the narrow favourites but you can’t right off Spain. I’m backing a relatively boring 1-1 draw. Germany 1-1 Spain.