England are placed as 2/1 outsiders in the latest odds to pick up a home win against Germany at Wembley as Roy Hodgson looks to continue his preparation for next year’s World Cup in Brazil
After a lacklustre display against Chile on Friday night, England will be hoping to come back with a vengeance as they take on their old foes Germany in a friendly on Tuesday night.
With Hodgson’s new look England side failing to get anything from the 2-0 loss to Chile, it’s likely that the
England manager will look to revert back to a more familiar line-up that helped see England over the finishing line in qualification over the last couple of months.
This means that more familiar faces are likely to return to the squad such as Joe Hart, Ashley Cole and Phil Jagielka all likely to start the clash.
This means that the likes of Fraser Forster and Jay Rodriguez will most likely have to make cameos from the bench as seek to gain extra experience on the international stage before next year’s World Cup.
England captain Steven Gerrard is also likely to start despite concerns over his fitness after picking up a slight knock during Friday’s loss.
Germany has had a rather comfortable run of things in the last few months although Joachim Low will be out to improve on Friday’s 1-1 draw with Italy on Friday night in Milan.
With nothing on the line in tomorrow night’s game, it’s likely that Low will look to rest several of his key stars having revealed that the likes of Mesut Ozil, Phillip Lahm and Manuel Neuer will not feature in the trip to London.
Instead, several of the Bundesliga’s standout performers are expected to deputise with Roman Weidenfeller, Marco Reus and Marcel Schmelzer all likely to start for the Group E winners.
Low will also still be without several key midfielders for the friendly as Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira missing out with injuries.
Despite the changes, the German squad will still be keen to continue their good run on English soil having won the last two times they have faced The Three Lions in London.
Tuesday night will be a tough test for England and Roy Hodgson knows that they will need a good showing to prove that are a force to be reckoned with for next year’s World Cup.