Famous old rivals Germany and England will lock horns once more in an International Friendly on Wednesday night, and Mike Norman tees the game up with some stats and betting...
Germany v England
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The last five International Friendly matches between Germany and England have been won by the away side
- 2016, Olympiastadion, Germany 2 England 3
- 2013, Wembley, England 0 Germany 1
- 2008, Olympiastadion, Germany 1 England 2
- 2008, Wembley, England 1 Germany 2
- 1991, Wembley, England 0 Germany 1
With Wednesday's match being played at the Signal Iduna Park, home of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, England can be backed at [4.6] in the Match Odds market to extend the winning run of away sides to six.
Goals and both teams scoring has been a regular outcome
Perhaps going against the grain for international matches, recent meetings between Germany and England have regularly produced goals with both sides getting on the scoresheet, with the last six results reading 2-3, 0-1, 1-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-5.
That's an average of 3.83 goals per game in recent meetings, with 83% of those matches ending with both teams scoring. You can back Over 3.5 Goals on Wednesday night at [3.3], while Yes in the Both Teams to Score market currently trades at [1.88].
Germany just edge the head-to-head stats
Of the 30 meetings between these two famous nations, Germany hold a slight advantage with 14 wins to England's 13 (including wins in extra time or on penalties), though given that the Three Lions avoided defeat in all eight matches between 1930 and 1966, Joachim Low's men have actually won 63.6% of the last 22 meetings.
Germany are the [1.78] favourites to win on Wednesday night, with the Draw available to back at [4.0].
Watertight German defence
Germany are yet to concede a single goal in this international season, recording six clean sheets on the spin, while England's two away games this term have also resulted in shut-outs for the opposition.
You can back the hosts to Win to Nil at [3.2] currently, though if you believe both defences will hold firm the 0-0 Correct Score is available to back at [13.0], however there hasn't been a goalless draw between these two famous nations since 1972.
Red hot Lallana and Alli
With no Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, or Theo Walcott in Southgate's squad, selecting an England goalscorer appears a little trickier than usual. So the best bet could simply to stick to current form.
Liverpool's Adam Lallana has scored three of England's eight goals this season, while dynamic attacking midfielder Dele Alli has 18 goals to his name for Tottenham this term, including one in each of his last four matches for his club.
In the To Score (at anytime) market Lallan should be available to back at around the [5.8] mark once the market gains liquidity, while Alli will be available at around [4.8].
*we will have a full preview of Germany v England on betting.betfair on Tuesday