Betting Preview: Germany v Brazil: Back the hosts to score first

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The reigning world champions have had the better of their South American opponents in recent times and will hope to continue with that trend in Berlin

It’s world number one Germany taking on world number two Brazil in an international friendly at the Olympiastadion on Tuesday night.

Die Mannschaft had no way of getting past Spain in Dusseldorf last Friday which makes this tie another difficult one for them. Despite this, Joachim Low’s charges are slight favourites for victory at odds of (2.37) with bet365.

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The Selecao had it relatively easy against 2018 World Cup hosts Russia as they claimed a comprehensive 3-0 win in Moscow.

It continues the South American giants impressive form which saw them lose only one game during the qualifiers. They are certainly one of the pre-tournament favourites and are tipped at (2.90) to get a win in the German capital.

The Germans have drawn their last three friendly games and another stalemate is priced at (3.30) with the same betting firm.

Germany have won their last two games against Brazil which includes the 7-1 bashing of the Selecao in the 2014 World Cup semifinals, eventually lifting the trophy against Argentina in the final.

The European giants are unbeaten in their last 22 games, winning 16 of them and are (1.42) to avoid defeat.

For Tite’s men, they’ve lost just one of their last 18 international fixtures which came against fierce rivals Argentina last year. They’ve had a good run against top guns and are quoted at (1.60) for a win or draw.

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Both sides have scored in their last four meetings and its (1.66) to go that way in Berlin.

What’s more is that Die Mannschaft have conceded in 11 of their last 15 games and are (1.33) not to keep a clean sheet.

Only on one occasion have the reigning world champions failed to score in their last 16 matches and bet365 offers odds of (1.72) to see them score first on their turf.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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