Germany - Argentina Prediction, Picks and Tips
On Wednesday evening, the great powers Germany and Argentina will face each other in Dortmund. A poster to lick your fingers at, although both world champions of the past are in a difficult phase.
Joachim Löw is still under fire at Germany. Last year's World Cup went completely wrong with the elimination in the group stage, and Die Mannschaft was also unable to break the pot in the UEFA Nations League. However, the German poison cup is still not empty, because the painful 2-4 defeat against the Netherlands last month is of course still fresh in our memory. Because of that defeat, European Championship qualification is suddenly no longer Abc'tje, so there is a good chance that Löw will save several strong players on Wednesday evening for the European Championship qualifying match against Estonia this coming weekend. Germany is going to experiment against Argentina. The country has to, because Löw has a laundry list of injuries. No fewer than ten players - including Leroy Sane, Toni Kroos and Julian Draxler - have to be absent due to injuries, while there is also a big question mark behind the names of Timo Werner and Ilkay Gündogan. This forced Löw to call up Robin Koch and Sebastian Rudy. "That is disappointing, because there are not so many games scheduled for next year's European Championship," said team manager Oliver Bierhoff. "However, it also gives you the opportunity to see some new players at work."
Argentina is pretty much the Joop Zoetemelk of the global football scene, because despite the fact that South Americans have no one less than Lionel Messi, they have not won any top prizes since the 1993 Copa America. Last summer it went wrong again, because in the Copa America in neighboring Brazil, La Albiceleste came no further than a disappointing third place. Messi was sent out of the field during the consolation final and afterwards had a strong criticism of the referee corps, which placed him on a considerable suspension. The 32-year-old superstar must therefore not miss this encounter against Germany. Argentina is also clearly not at full strength on Wednesday evening. Besides Messi, all players from Boca Juniors and River Plate are also missing, as they will face each other in the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores. Other notable absences are Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Agüero. Players like Nicolas Otamendi, Leandro Paredes, Lautaro Martinez and of course Ajax-left back Nicolas Tagliafico will have to take the lead on Wednesday-evening.
Our recommendation tip for Germany - Argentina : Germany to win @ 1.85