Probable Lineups

4-3-3
4-3-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(13) 6 Goals 9 (10)
(10) 3 Assists 5 (8)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.6)
29.5 Average Age 30.3
184 Average Height (cm) 185.1
(1.4) 1.2 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(52%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 40% (44%)
(1) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1) 1 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in UEFA Nations League A Grp. 4.

Missing Players

Spain
Germany
Player Reason Status Rating
Sergio Busquets Out 6.74
José Gayà Out 7.5
Ansu Fati Out 7.19
Jesús Navas Out 6.92
Player Reason Status Rating
Robin Gosens Out 6.58
Joshua Kimmich Out 7.05
Jonas Hofmann Out N/A
Nico Schulz Out N/A
Marcel Halstenberg Out 6.33
Thilo Kehrer Out 6.64
Ridle Baku Out N/A
Antonio Rüdiger Out 6.8
Oliver Baumann Out N/A

Team News

Spain
Germany
  • Luis Enrique has sprung a surprise in goal during the international break, handing Unai Simon his debut over Manchester United ace David de Gea.
  • A knee injury rules Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets out for the home side, as he joins Jesus Navas, Ansu Fati and Jose Gaya on the sidelines.
  • Rodri is the obvious replacement for Busquets, while Alvaro Morata and Sergio Canales will also push for starts when Spain host Germany on Tuesday.
  • The likes of Mikel Oyarzabal, Adama Traore, Marco Asensio, Gerard Moreno and Koke are also options for Enrique.
  • Germany recover Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos from suspension but have now lost Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger to a one-game ban.
  • Kroos will take Robin Koch's place in central midfield if Germany persist with a 4-3-3 formation here otherwise Ilkay Gundogan would be the man to make way in 3-4-3 system.
  • Missing the likes of Mats Hummels and Emre Can, Germany have a dilemma at centre-back with Rudiger now unavailable. Rather than start Jonathan Tah, who hasn't started a single league game this season, Koch may drop in at centre-back.
  • Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane should once again be Germany's front three on Tuesday night.

Prediction

  • After failing to win each of their last two UEFA Nations League games, Spain must now beat current Group 4 leaders Germany to advance to the finals.
  • Three points clear of third place Ukraine, Germany know they only need a point away to Spain on Tuesday to secure top spot and advance to the finals.
  • The last two meetings between the two nations have ended in a draw, including the reverse fixture in Group 4.
  • Moreover, there have been under 2.5 goals in each of the five meetings between the two sides with no side scoring more than once in any of those games.
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User Predictions

Comments (27)

 
  • posession lol

  • It’s safe to say that Germany have reached an all time Löw. #copiednotmine

  • @tonystarKK hahahs

  • If someone hadn't realised it up to now, now you know. Joachim Löw is a fraud. Germany's title in 2014 was largely due to Guardiola coaching Bayern.

  • @splint3r there are simply few exceptional german players right now and if you could have a kimmich on RB but have to play him on DMF you get an idea. Ginter is not even a good center back and played RB here. On the other hand, in Spain (and elsewhere like in France) there are so many young gifted players right now. also, 4-1-4-1 is a formation that approached like ten years ago especially to beat 4-3-3 and 4-4-2. it's easy to see how Werner, Gnabry and Sané have more problems with exceptional and experienced players like Ramos, Roberto and Gaya than Morata, Koke and Canales with Ginter, Koch and Max. Asensio and Oyarzabal even on the bench.

  • @splint3r No, it was due to Hansi Flick

  • @splint3r If anything it was due to Flick doing tactics for Germany back then...

  • @alx30 No, it was due to Guardiola's tactics at Bayern. You know the unwritten law that wherever Guardiola goes to become a coach, the given national team wins the world title. Only England couldn't do it, because they suck. But even they managed a 4th place finish exactly for this reason.

  • @splint3r - It's not unwritten, much less a law. It's just a reasonable assumption that the style and confidence of the dominant team in a country would transfer that through its players to its national team.

  • Don't worry guys. It was well planned by the players and rightly so. Löw can finally be out the door.

  • @falcon_ranger and bette to do in semi competitive game than in Euros. He should have been out after the wc 18

  • @falcon_ranger Actually after the Euro16 would have been an appropriate timing.

  • I have never seen Germany with a worse defensive line, than in these last games. Embarrassing.

  • Ridiculous performance from Germany. Spain doesn't even play well, they just get to do whatever they want. 0 pressing. I hope they get wiped out and Low finally sacked. Disgraceful how he is still there

  • @alx30 Spain played well and Germany were total rubbish at the same time. Spain basically had their 2nd team except for a few positions though. Their players were very motivated.

  • First half annihilation.

  • Spain 2-2 Germany

  • 0-2

  • 0:2 Germany (Ramos misses 3x penalty, 2x Werner

  • @jurinho87 I seriously doubt he'd take a third after missing two already, but I hear you xD

  • @Fromhell this guy looks like a troll to me considering his recent comments

  • 1-2 Werner, Gnabry

  • 1-0 Ramos