Bet of the Day: New-look Germany value to beat Serbia but BTTSPublished on: March 20, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
A new era for Germany begins now following their humbling World Cup group stage exit and relegation from the UEFA Nations League as they play a friendly before Euro 2020 qualifying gets underway.
Die Mannschaft have stuck by head coach Joachim Low and backed his decision to axe senior internationals with no sentiment for their past deeds.
Only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and central midfielder Toni Kroos have survived the cull. This changing of the guard for Germany allows younger legs like those of Leroy Sane and Niklas Sule to establish themselves as regulars.
Renewal of the squad is every bit as important to them as to their opposition in Wolfsburg – former Yugoslavia state Serbia (kick-off: 19:45 GMT).
There are just two players over the age of 30 in Serbian ranks for this. Like Germany, some of the senior defenders are gone as they look to rebuild.
While Die Mannschaft are hot betting favourites to win this friendly fixture, many of their domestically based players have had a real headache when coming up against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga of late.
Luka Jovic has been a revelation in German football this season. On loan at Frankfurt from Benfica, the 21-year-old striker has 15 Bundesliga goals in just 24 games.
Jovic just the latest reason to think Serbia shall score
Couple the rising star of Serbian soccer with established internationals like target man Aleksandar Mitrovic and former Southampton attacker Dusan Tadic, and the visitors look capable of getting a goal.
Tadic should be feeling confident after helping Ajax to their recent humbling of Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It makes the standout 21/10 with 888Sport for a home win and both teams to score look a great bet.
Germany may have discarded Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, but this makes way for new names to shine.
What’s clear is a new-look Die Mannschaft defence in front of Neuer is in for a stern test courtesy of Tadic, Mitrovic and Jovic.
As the Germans have failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five internationals, more changes at the back suggest Serbia have every chance of getting a goal.
Yet Low also has considerable attacking talent at his disposal. Joining Sane are Marco Reus and Timo Werner, so Die Mannshaft’s attack is pretty potent too.
Bet of the Day: 21/10 with 888Sport, Germany to beat Serbia and both teams to score.