Two of the favourites for next summer's World Cup meet on Tuesday night for perhaps this week's most high-profile friendly as Germany host France in Cologne.
Germany's 2-0 defeat in this fixture in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 was the last time they lost a game and during their subsequent 20 match unbeaten run, Joachim Low's side have looked ruthlessly strong.
Die Mannschaft have had to score a few important late goals along the way to keep their momentum going, yet their capacity to net late on in matches merely reinforces the ideas of strength and relentlessness which have characterized the German national side in recent years.
France, meanwhile, look one of the strongest teams who will be competing at the World Cup yet that strength is yet to materialize, as their qualifying campaign saw them lose to Sweden as well as draw with Belarus and Luxembourg has raised numerous questions which Didier Deschamps seems to be struggling to answer.
Les Bleus' highest profile friendly this year saw them lose 2-0 to Spain in March, and although they have since beaten Paraguay, England and Wales, doubts remain as to whether their extremely talented individuals can perform as a group.
While Germany are unbeaten for a year-and-a-half in both competitive and non-competitive games, they have only won one of their last four friendlies, with the other three matches ending in draws.
Backing another stalemate against France could appeal for a value bet, while investing in under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) also looks tempting.
Each of Germany's last six friendlies have seen less than three goals, while under 2.5 goals has paid out in three of France's last four matches, and furthermore, these two nations have met once in each of the last three years and in all three of those games, this selection has provided punters with profit.
|Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2.5pt stake with SportPesa|