Germany will be looking for their second consecutive win in the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League when they host Switzerland on Tuesday night at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.
After a surprisingly slow start to this campaign, with back-to-back draws against Spain and Switzerland Germany dusted themselves up at the weekend with a 2-1 away win at Ukraine on Saturday night. It was not exactly a vintage Germany performance but goals from Matthias Ginter and Leon Goretzka gave them a comfortable 2-0 cushion. Ruslan Malinovskyi’s late penalty ensured a tight finish but Germany held on to claim three vital points at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, leaving them just two points behind the group leaders Spain.
Coach Low is determined to have a better performance in this competition following a poor showing in the 2019/19 edition where they finished bottom of their group.
They played out to a 1-1 draw in the reverse match but Low did not have most of his key players then. He is expecting to have a full team to choose from for this match.
Switzerland come into this match on the back of a 1-0 loss to Spain at the weekend which left them bottom of the group having lost two and drawn one of their three games. They gifted Spain an early goal with a defensive mix-up and provided little challenge to Spain with De Gea largely remaining a bystander for much of the game as Spain sucked them out of the game by dominating the possession. Their only point in the group ironically came in the reverse draw at home to Germany.
The Rossocrociati had a successful outing in the 2018-19 edition of this competition, topping their section which had Belgium in it before losing to eventual winners Portugal in the semi-finals and England on penalties in the third-place playoff following a dour goalless draw.
Replicating that performance has proven to be very difficult this time but coach Vladimir Petković insists they will fight to the end.
Germany started the campaign slow mostly because they were fielding teams that were by and large without the Bayern Munich contingent who are actually the backbone of the German national team. They were given some time off to recuperate following a long and drenching season in which the German club was destroying everything and everyone on the way to a historic haul of four major trophies. With everyone now coming back, they seem set to get right back to business. They were in total control despite the late drama on Saturday night in Ukraine and we are backing to make it back-to-back wins here @ 1.45 with Blackbet as our first betting tip.
These two teams played out to an entertaining 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture. With key players for either side, including Shaqiri for Switzerland and Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner expected to make the starting lineups, we could be in for yet another exciting tie. Both sides are motivated to go for a win here and the potential for goals is certainly there. In light of this, we are going for Over 2.5 goals @ 1.56 with Blackbet as our final tip for the game.
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