World champions Germany take on Brazil – a clash between two international giants who are continuing their preparations for this summer’s World Cup – at Olympiastadion Berlin on Tuesday. Germany are unbeaten since their exit from the 2016 European Championships while Brazil have just one loss in their last 18.
Where and when: Olympiastadion, Berlin – 27 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Germany v Brazil BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Germany ran out 7-1 victors in a friendly in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup in one of international football’s iconic matches. Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle both netted doubles, while Miroslav Klose, Thomas Muller and Sami Khedira were also on target for Joachim Low’s side.
Germany v Brazil Predictions and Preview
As is generally the case for international friendlies, the result for both sides is of secondary importance to a strong performance and experimenting with new players and tactics.
However, both sides will be wary of their unbeaten runs ahead of the summer World Cup, with Germany without defeat across 22 matches and Brazil, who are unbeaten in eight, having just one defeat in 18.
Joachim Low’s side have been instilled as slight favourites for the clash due to possessing home advantage and being viewed as the strongest team in Europe, if not the world, despite Brazil’s reputation as a fearsome outfit.
Germany are available at odds of 7/5 to win this encounter, with an away win priced at 2/1 and the draw at 12/5.
International friendlies tend to be low-scoring affairs – fewer than 2.5 goals is priced at 19/20 while under 1.5 goals is available at 5/2.
For Germany to be ahead at both half time and full time is 3/1 while a ‘double chance’ on Brazil either winning or drawing is at 8/13.
One to watch for Germany: Timo Werner is the dangerman for the hosts in this game, with seven goals in 11 international caps. The RB Leipzig striker has netted 39 goals at club level since the start of last season and is 2/1 to score in this fixture.
One to watch for Brazil: Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is the main dangerman for the visitor’s in Neymar’s absence, with eight goals in 14 international appearances. He is priced at 21/10 to score anytime in this game.
Long shot: Brazil have conceded just three goals in their last 16 matches while Germany are on three consecutive draws, including a scoreless one against England. A 0-0 result in this clash is available at odds of 11/1.