Both sides will be eager to impress and Al Hain-Cole expects the attacking talent on display to waste little time in finding the netGermany and Chile continue their World Cup preparations with an exhibition match at Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on Wednesday.
Having secured a 1-0 win over England at Wembley in their last game, Joachim Low’s men are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to get 2014 off to a winning start.
However, only Brazil have beaten the visitors in their last 11 fixtures, and they are available at 13/2 (7.50) to add a shock victory to their impressive recent run of results against European opposition, including a win and a draw against Spain and England.
Die Mannschaft have drawn two of their last three international friendlies and you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on the sides cancelling each other out once again here.
Having finished third in a competitive South American World Cup qualifying pool, Jorge Sampaoli’s team are sure to provide the hosts with a stern test as they look to prove their credentials as genuine contenders in Brazil this summer.
With the main event drawing ever closer, these friendly matches are bound to take on a much more competitive edge as managers and players seek to hit top form in time for the summer, meaning a high-octane game should be expected in Stuttgart.
In fact, fans can expect to see plenty of goalmouth courtesy of two dangerous attacking teams that have scored 81 goals between them in their last 30 combined matches, and are unlikely to have to wait too long for the net to bulge.
Considering a goal has been scored within 24 minutes both in nine of Germany’s last 11 games and 10 of their guests’ last 12, odds of 5/6 (1.83) offer excellent value on the deadlock being broken early on when they come face to face.
England were certainly taken aback by la Roja’s explosive start at Wembley back in November, with Alexis Sanchez opening the scoring after just seven minutes before adding another in the final moments to seal a deserved win.
Those goals were the Barcelona man’s seventh and eighth in just seven international appearances, and odds of 5/2 (3.50) look extremely generous on him finding the net once again against a defence that has conceded 11 times in their last six friendlies.
|Goal scored before the 24th minute for a 2pt stake at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365
||Alexis Sanchez to score anytime for a 1pt stake at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365
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