Denmark play host to Germany in an international friendly fixture in Copenhagen on Tuesday night.
Age Hareide’s side have won just one of their last five fixtures and, ahead of a testing trip to face Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualification fixture on Saturday evening, the Danes will be looking for a morale-boosting result when they go toe-to-toe with the World Cup holders.
Joachim Low’s men, though, are in superb form. Since being knocked out of the European Championships at the semi-final stage last summer, Die Mannschaft have won seven of their eight fixtures, conceding just one goal – in a thumping 4-1 win against Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier in Baku last time out.
It is, therefore, perhaps unsurprising that Paddy Power make the Germans 8/11 (1.73) favourites to come out on top in the Danish capital, while the hosts are chalked up as a 100/30 (4.33) chance to enjoy a famous victory against Low’s outfit. Both of Denmark’s last two outings have ended all square and there is 11/4 (3.75) that these two teams settle for a share of the spoils from Tuesday’s tussle.
Germany have been in imperious form in World Cup qualifying. Low’s men have won each of their opening five Group C games, scoring 20 goals and conceding just once and few would back against anything other than another big win for Die Mannschaft this weekend, for San Marino are the visitors to Nurnberg on Saturday night.
The Germans have often struggled to produce their best form in non-competitive matches but, somewhat ominously for Denmark, Low’s side have won three of their last four friendly fixtures, keeping a clean sheet in each of those outings.
There is even money (2.0) that this match produces fewer than three goals – a selection that would have landed in each of Germany’s last four friendlies – with 13/8 (2.63) that Low’s men chalk up yet another clean sheet when they visit Copenhagen.
Hareide’s team have lost just one of their last six international fixtures on home turf – a 1-0 defeat against Montenegro back in October – but Die Mannschaft represent a significant step up in class and the visitors could be decent value to further stretch their unbeaten run in style by claiming victory in the Danish capital.
The 8/11 (1.73) quote for an away win, though, is restrictive and better value may lie in backing Low’s side to win without conceding at 23/10 (3.30) - that particular play would have seen punters profit from all but one of the last 11 matches that the Germans have won inside 90 minutes.
|Germany to win to nil at 23/10 (3.30) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power|