Friday night football comes from Wembley as England go head-to-head with world champions Germany in an international friendly fixture.
Gareth Southgate’s squad has been decimated by injury, with Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson all withdrawing from the setup earlier this week and, so, it may well be something of a new-look England side that takes to the field against Die Mannschaft.
Kane’s absence, in particular, is a blow to Southgate, but Jamie Vardy may be the main beneficiary; as the most senior striker in the squad, Vardy is the likely candidate to deputise for the Spurs striker on this occasion and bet365 go 13/2 (7.50) that the 30-year-old scores the opening goal of the game, while the same firm offer 21/10 (3.10) that Leicester City star solidifies his claim for a place in next summer’s World Cup squad with a goal against the Germans.
Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham is amongst the new faces named in the England squad for this fixture and the young striker will be desperate to make his mark should he be afforded game time against Germany, bet365 go 6/1 (7.0) that Abraham scores first, while the 20-year-old is a 15/8 (2.88) chance to score at any time.
Another player who will be prominent in Southgate’s thoughts is Marcus Rashford, and the Manchester United star is available at 13/2 (7.50) to break the deadlock at Wembley, while bet365 offer 15/8 (2.88) that the 20-year-old striker scores at any time.
For the visitors, Thomas Muller will miss this match through injury, thus allowing striker Sandro Wagner to stake his claim for a place in Low's squad for next summer's showpiece in Russia; Wagner has five goals in five games for his country and can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) to preserve his strike rate with a goal at Wembley – bet365 go 11/2 (6.50) that Wagner bags the first goal, whilst Timo Werner is bet365’s 4/1 (5.0) favourite to score first, with the 21-year-old Red Bull Leipzig striker available at 5/4 (2.25) to score at any time.
Manchester City’s Leroy Sane could start this match for Germany and the 21-year-old will certainly pose a live threat to England, therefore he appears to be good value at 21/10 (3.10) with bet365 to score for his country at Wembley, with the same firm offering 13/2 (7.50) that Sane strikes first.
Another Manchester City man, Ilkay Gundogan, is back in the German squad for the first time in a year following a lengthy injury layoff, and bet365 offer 3/1 (4.0) that Gundogan is a goalscorer in this game, while Mario Gotze is a 9/4 (3.25) chance to score on his return to action for Die Mannschaft after a similarly lengthy absence.
It is bet365’s 21/10 (3.10) quote, though, for the in-form Sane to score at any time that could represent best value for punters ahead of Friday’s fixture at Wembley.