USA - Germany predictions and free betting tips [14/10/2023]
This Saturday, USA will entertain Germany in a friendly encounter at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
USA: Turner; Dest, Robinson, Richards, Lund; McKennie, Musah, Aaronson; Weah, Balogun, Pulisic.
Germany: Ter Stegen; Thiaw, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Andrich, Gundogan; Sane, Musiala; Fullkrug, Muller.
In July, the USA had a disappointing performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing to Panama in a penalty shootout. This was followed by friendly victories over Uzbekistan 3:0 and Oman 4:0. Gregg Berhalter took over the reins on August 1, 2023, and typically operates with a 4-3-3 formation. Over the past decade, the USA has cultivated a host of talented players who regularly feature in top European Leagues. The American attack line is feared by opponents in North America. However, there are visible struggles when facing off with stronger opponents. Forward Ferreira has been left out due to an injury and will miss the friendly matchup.
Germany continues to undergo significant changes, with the team now led by Nagelsmann. This ever-promising manager hasn't yet managed to cement his position at the top and sees Germany as an opportunity to prove his worth and get his hands on a trophy. In the previous friendly match, Germany triumphed 2:1 over France. The decision to arrange a friendly against the USA provoked mixed reactions from various experts, including Tuchel. Nagelsmann is a flexible manager; with his teams, every outfield player is a potential goal threat. Hummels has returned to the German squad after nearly two years of absence. Key loses include Kimmich, who is down with the flu. Furthermore, Thomas Muller isn't in the greatest form.
The adversaries have faced off in 11 encounters, with USA claiming 4 victories and suffering 7 defeats, with no stalemates recorded. The opponents last met in a friendly match in 2015, where USA emerged victorious with a 2:1 scoreline.
USA – Germany Match Prediction
In friendly matches, it's difficult to single out a favourite as a lot depends on the selected line-up and the number of substitutions in the second half. Also important is player motivation. The Germans, having lost their coach after a crushing defeat in a friendly fixture, are yearning for victory. Moreover, Nagelsmann needs to show that he's not just a club manager. I'm backing a Germany win at a rather decent odds.
Goal Total Prediction
When Nagelsmann kicked off his career, his Hoffenheim side demonstrated a fearless approach in the Champions League. I expect this clash to be high-scoring, with the manager likely to field an ultra-attack-oriented line-up. At the same time, he will allow the Americans to attack and will not stifle the game.