Germany will be hoping to record a morale-boosting win when they welcome Peru to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena for Sunday’s friendly clash.
Die Mannschaft are at a low ebb after suffering a humiliating group stage exit at the World Cup, although did play out a competitive UEFA Nations League draw with world champions France on Thursday.
Having run out 3-1 winners in the sides’ only previous meeting at the 1970 World Cup, they are available at 1/5 (1.20) with William Hill to go some way to putting their Russia disappointment behind them with a victory here.
Ricardo Gareca’s team fell to a 2-1 friendly defeat in the Netherlands on Thursday, but are priced at 12/1 (13.00) to bounce back with a shock win in Sinsheim, or 11/2 (6.50) to claim a creditable draw.
Leroy Sane made his return to the team from the substitutes’ bench against France, and could be in line for a start as he looks to move on from his omission from the World Cup squad.
Horacio Calcaterra and Ray Sandoval made their debuts for La Blanquirroja in Amsterdam, leaving Johan Madrid, Marcos Lopez, and Patricio Alvarez as the only uncapped players in the squad.
While they did force French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola into some impressive saves on his international debut, Joachim Low’s side failed to find the net for the third time in four matches on Thursday.
This lack of cutting edge could prove problematic when they take on a South American outfit that has conceded just six goals in their last 13 fixtures.
Given Peru have also scored three times in their five most recent matches, goalmouth action is likely to be thin on the ground in this once.
All in all, odds of 11/10 (2.10) offer solid value on no more than three goals being scored for Germany’s fourth game in five, as well as a fifth in six for their guests.