Germany vs Serbia Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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Germany vs Serbia
International Friendly
Date: Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany

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Preparing for their Euro 2020 qualifier, Germany and Serbia are set to take on each others this midweek. Playing in a friendly encounter, both national teams will still push for victory especially for Joachim Loew’s team as they act as host.

Germany vs Serbia Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for midweek friendly match.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get them that victory.

Germany

Expected Formation: 3-4-3

Probable Lineups: Neuer(g)Sule, Stark, Rudiger(def);Kimmich, Klostermann, Kroos, Schulz(mid);Gnarby, Werner, Sane(att)

Serbia

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Rajkovic(g)Rukavina, Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Kolarov(def);Maksimovic, Lukic(mid);Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Llajic(att mid); Jovic(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this midweek international friendly fixture, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Germany

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLWD

After their disappointing World Cup 2018, Die Mannschaft still looking to get themselves back at top level. Their journey is still a long way to go, as Loew’s team only able to get two wins in their last five matches.

Serbia’s latest match was a convincing 4-1 home victory over Lithuania back in late 2018. Germany will try to get their best possible setup before playing their Euro qualifier opening match.

Serbia

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DWDWW

The Eagles have been in a much better form in comparison to their counterpart. Mladen Krtajic’s men picked up three wins and two draws in their recent five matches, all in UEFA Nations League.

Serbia’s latest fixture was in late 2018 as they defeated their opponent, Lithuania 4-1 . The Balkan side are determined to showcase their quality in front of German crowd on Wednesday.

Team News

Germany

Loew decided to call up some new faces into the current Die Mannschaft’s squad. The tactician is looking for a new look side as they gear up for Euro 2020 qualifier.

Manuel Neuer remain the main man in goal for Germany as he looks to command their back line. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane look to be given a starting role this midweek.

Serbia

The Eagles will be combining some up and coming talents with more experienced players. Bundesliga star, Luka Jovic set to lead the line for the visitor.

Exciting midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic should also be given the chance to showcase his quality. There are also the likes of Adam Llajic along with Dusan Tadic to provide that senior guidance for their younger players.

Head to Head Records:

Both teams have only met twice in international fixtures and the head to head score is split with each teams winning one.

Their latest encounter at 2010 World Cup group stage game which was won by Serbia 1-0.

Match Prediction

This friendly fixture as an important opportunity for Loew to check out which players are ready to take that next step. Germany are also eager to get themselves going by taking down Serbia at home

However, the away side will not be keen on experiencing defeat this midweek in Wolfsburg. This encounter set to be an exciting one as both teams hare battling for victory.

Final Score: 1-1

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