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The home side were beaten semi-finalists at Euro 2016 but our tipster is backing Die Mannschaft to claim a comfortable win against their shot-shy opponents in Monchengladbach

Defending champions Germany finalise their preparations for their forthcoming World Cup qualification campaign when they face Finland in an international friendly fixture.

Joachim Low’s side fell short in their bid to be crowned as European champions earlier this summer when they crashed out of Euro 2016 to the host nation, France, at the semi-final stage and their clash with Finland in Monchengladbach will be the first outing for Die Mannschaft since suffering that disappointing defeat.

The Germans, though, will be confident of claiming a confidence-boosting win when they face the Finns, for Hans Backe’s men have lost five of their last six fixtures, scoring just one goal during that dismal sequence of results.

As such, the hosts can be backed at just 1/6 (1.16) to come out in top in their final friendly before they embark on the road to Russia, while the visitors are chalked up at a chunky 15/1 (16.0) with Betway to enjoy a memorable victory against the 2014 World Cup winners.

Draw backers can snap up the 11/2 (6.50) that the match ends all square and that selection could well prove popular with punters for, somewhat surprisingly, the last four meetings between the two nations have ended all square.

Germany, though, may feel that they have a point to prove after failing to add the European Championships crown to their already impressive roll of honours earlier this year and, with Backe’s side struggling to find their form, the visitors face an exceptionally tough task at Borussia Park.

The 4/6 (1.67) quote offered up for Low’s men to lead at both half-time and full-time looks to be a solid selection, while Betway’s 4/5 (1.80) quote for the hosts to win to nil is excellent value considering the struggles that the visitors have had in finding the net in their most recent fixtures.

Those looking to back bigger prices may well be tempted by the 27/20 (2.35) quote from the odds compilers for Germany to win by three clear goals in the handicap market, while they are a 2/1 (3.0) chance to score four or more goals as they look to lay down a marker ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualification campaign.

Germany will fancy their chances of flexing their muscles on home soil, but with competitive action just around the corner, they will not wish to exert too much energy in this friendly fixture and, so, backing the hosts to chalk up a big victory may not reap rewards for punters.

Instead, the 4/5 (1.80) quote from Betway for Germany to win to nil is the recommended play for punters, for the selection would have paid dividends in each of their last four victories inside 90 minutes.

Germany to win to nil at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with Betway

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