The UEFA Nations League tends to bring a lot of rivals together and we are treated to a really special match-up in the 2022-23 edition as Germany and England find themselves in the same group.
The Three Lions are looking to produce a bounce-back performance here after losing to Hungary. Bookmaker William Hill has the odds at 3.20 for England to get back to winning ways. The odds are also at 3.20 for the draw and at 2.20 for a Germany victory.
England hadn’t lost a single game in regulation time since November 2020 before they went down 1-0 to the Hungarians on Saturday. Gareth Southgate was delivered his 11th loss as England boss and five of them have now come in the Nations League.
The team generally bounces back very well from disappointing results and England haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2018. With old foes Germany coming up against them, the English should be able to produce a very spirited and high-level performance.
We should also see a stronger England team on the pitch in Munich after Southgate experimented a bit with his selection over the weekend.
Germany enter the classic match-up following a 1-1 draw with Italy. Hansi Flick’s men put in an impressive performance against the European champions but had to come from behind to avoid defeat.
Flick became the third Germany manager to go unbeaten in all of his first 10 games in charge of the team. The former Bayern boss has so far registered eight wins and two draws with Die Mannschaft.
Germany have struggled in the last couple of major tournaments, but Flick has managed to provide a great boost to the side and the confidence seems to be growing with each outing. The only thing that has been missing for Germany under Flick is a win over a big side. Will it come on Tuesday?
Historically, the results are very tight between the two sides as England boast 14 wins from the match-up and Germany sits on 13 wins. Their last meeting at last year’s Euros ended in a 2-0 England victory and the last four meetings have featured just a single Germany win.
The odds seem to suggest that Germany’s luck is about to turn in the match-up, but they have to be ready to put in a big shift to get the three points. England will be hurting from the weekend’s result and should be very motivated to bounce back from the loss.