International friendly: Germany vs Argentina Match preview and prediction

International friendly: Germany vs Argentina Match preview and prediction
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After a long break of five years, one of the biggest rivals of World football, Argentina and Germany are going to face each other on this Wednesday. It might be an international friendly match, but when these two meet each other, you have to keep that ‘friendly’ thing out of the game for at least 90 munites or so.

Germany vs Argentina
International Match
7:45 pm Wednesday 9th October
Venue: Signal Iduna Park

Head to Head (overall)

Total Games played— 22
Germany won— 8
Argentina won— 10
Drawn— 4

Last 5 Games

Head to head
03.09.14 FI Germany vs Argentina 2 : 4
13.07.14 WC Germany vs Argentina 1 : 0
(0 : 0)
15.08.12 FI Germany vs Argentina 1 : 3
03.07.10 WC Argentina vs Germany 0 : 4
03.03.10 FI Germany vs Argentina 0 : 1

GERMANY
09.09.19 EUR Northern Ireland vs Germany 0 : 2
06.09.19 EUR Germany vs Netherlands 2 : 4
11.06.19 EUR Germany vs Estonia 8 : 0
08.06.19 EUR Belarus vs Germany 0 : 2
24.03.19 EUR Netherlands vs Germany 2 : 3

ARGENTINA
11.09.19 FI Argentina vs Mexico 4 : 0
06.09.19 FI Chile vs Argentina 0 : 0
06.07.19 CA Argentina vs Chile 2 : 1
03.07.19 CA Brazil vs Argentina 2 : 0
28.06.19 CA Venezuela vs Argentina 0 : 2

Germany’s coach Joachim Low, already announced that Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be featured at goal in place of country’s current captain Manuel Neuer, but only for this game, and Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper will be reinstated for the European Qualifier with Estonia four days later. This will be a great chance for the Barca keeper to show his nation what he is capable of.

Unless there are any injury issues, it’s likely that German boss Low will feature almost the same team, except the keeper, that played against Northern Ireland.

Albiceleste is unbeaten in their last three matches, following their Copa America semi-final exit to Brazil. In the absence of their superstar Lionel Messi, who is suspended after his outrage against FIFA, the Argentine national side won twice and recorded a draw with Chile in their last three international outings.

Argentine manager Lionel Scaloni has to manage his XI without Leo Messi once again. But it seems that Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is more than capable to fill in his boots, as he scored a 1st half hat-trick in his nation the last meeting with Mexico.

Probable Starting XI

Germany: 
Ter Stegen – Stark, Süle, Tah – Klostermann, Kimmich, Havertz, Halstenberg – Gnabry, Reus (c), Werner

Argentina:
Marchesin – Foyth, Otamendi (c), Rojo, Tagliafico – De Paul, Paredes, Acuna – Dybala, La. Martinez, A. Correa

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