Germany vs Spain: Preview and Predictions
Germany vs Spain
International Friendly Match
Date: Friday, 23rd March 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf.
Top football action is on the cards when 2014 World Cup champions Germany welcome the 2010 champions Spain to the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf on Friday night.
Both qualified for the elite tournament in Russia this summer with relative ease and the round of friendlies will be a perfect option to test their strength against a strong opponent.
Germany are coming on the back of a pair of draws in the friendly games in November 2017, 0-0 vs England and 2-2 vs France.
On the other hand, Spain thrashed Costa Rica 5-0 in the first game before Russia came from behind to held them 3-3 to sum up the window.
Germany are unbeaten since the defeat to France in the semi-finals of Euro 2016. The current streak stand at 21 games unbeaten with 16 wins and 5 draws.
The same can be said in the case of Spain, whose last defeat happened at the first knockout round of the European Championship. They are unbeaten in 16 with 12 wins and 4 draws.
Either sides can boast of some talented young players in their ranks with the perfect mixture of experienced campaigners. Therefore, this might go down as one entertaining contest.
Germany vs Spain: Head-to-head
A late goal from Toni Kroos handed Germany a 1-0 win in their last meeting with Spain back in 2014. The win helped the Mannschaft to break the hoodoo having lost in all of the 3 previous encounters with the La Furia Roja.
However, if you look at the overall h2h, Germany are the better side with 6 wins as against Spain’s 4, with the remaining 2 out of 12 ending in stalemates.
It will be worth to note that their three meetings were settled by a solitary goal, all reading 1-0 at full-time.
Germany vs Spain: Prediction
This is one of the most unpredictable game in terms of the final result. But we have some healthy stats to back both teams finding the back of the net.
The Germans certainly have issues at the back, mainly owe to the careless mistakes from defenders. They conceded at least once in 11 of the last 14 with the likes of Azerbaijan, Australia and Cameroon find a way past their back-four.
Meantime, Spain conceded a handful while coming against strong sides. Colombia and England netted twice, while their defense was breached thrice in the most recent friendly in Russia.
So, expect goals on Friday and ‘BTTS’ is the safe option for this fixture, especially when the Germans have a moderate record in friendlies played at home soil.