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Germany v Spain Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

One of the most high profile-friendlies this week takes place in Dusseldorf where the last two World Cup winners meet.

Germany lead the outright market to lift the trophy once more in Russia at 9/2 (5.50), while Spain have looked extremely impressive over the last two years under Julen Lopetegui.

The former Porto boss will take charge of La Roja at a tournament for the first time in June, where his side are 15/2 (8.50) shots to lift the trophy again.

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Latest odds

The Germans are slight favourites for the game at the ESPRIT arena, with bet365 offering them at 7/5 (2.40).

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Spain have only won two of their last six away friendlies, but they were impressive victories in Belgium and France and they are offered at 19/10 (2.90). The draw is available at 23/10 (3.30).

Team news

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been left out of the Spain squad, with Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno looking to impress in his absence.

Germany manager Joachim Low has called up 26 players to his squad. Manuel Neuer and Marco Reus remain out injured, but the hero of the 2014 final Mario Gotze is not currently in contention.

Goals at a premium

The last time these sides met was in a rain-swept friendly in Vigo four years ago, won by Germany after a late Toni Kroos shot was fumbled by Kiko Casilla for the only goal of the game.

Indeed, the three games that these two sides have contested over the last decade have ended in a 1-0 scoreline, with Spain triumphing twice and Germany once. 

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Preview and predictions

Under 2.5 goals is offered at 17/20 (1.85) and this looks an excellent price, given the sides' respective records in friendlies.

Four of Spain's last five exhibition matches against top-tier European opposition (Italy, France, Belgium and England twice) have seen under three goals scored.

Germany, meanwhile, have seen six of their last seven non-competitive games produce under 2.5 goals and the odds quoted for a repeat look too good to miss. 

Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

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