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Lionsbet preview: Germany – Azerbaijan: Back Die Mannschaft to keep a clean sheet

11:58 BST 07/10/2017
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Die Mannschaft have not conceded in six of their last nine outings and will be expected to continue with the feat when they clash with Milli

Germany square up against Azerbaijan in Group C of the World Cup qualifers (Europe) on Sunday at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

Joachim Low’s men have secured their ticket to Russia next year with their unblemished record in the qualifiers that has seen them win all the nine games played.

The reigning world champions are at the apex of the group with 27 points, eight points above their closest rival, Northern Ireland. They are unbeaten in their last 18 duels and are the better side on head to head as they have won all their five meetings with their guests.

Though Toni Kroos and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil will not be part of the squad for this outing due to injury, they remain clear favourites with LionsBet at (1.03)

The Germans were last held by Chile and a chance for this to repeat itself is available at an unlikely (11.25).

On the other hand, Milli occupy the fifth spot on the log with ten points. They will be coming into this tie on the back of their 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic. They have only managed to triumph in three of their nine games and as such are not expected  to cause their host any problem. Azerbaijan are the outright underdogs at the price of (29.00) with the same firm.

Die Mannschaft have banged in 30 goals in their nine qualifiers and LionsBet quotes more than three goals to surface here at odds of (1.16). The second half producing most of the goals is on offer at (1.85).

Germany have won 16 of their last 26 qualifiers without conceding and bookies tip them to win to nil at (1.50) and (1.18) for them to keep a clean sheet in the first half and (1.22) to do the same in the second half.