Liechtenstein vs. Germany Tips, Preview and Predictions

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After the disappointing Euro 2020 exit at the hands of England, Germany begin their new era under Hansi Flick on Thursday when they face Liechtenstein in Group J of the World Cup qualifiers. Die Mannschaft have been underwhelming during the last few seasons under Joachim Low and are currently third in their group, which also includes Armenia, North Macedonia, Romania and Iceland.

Where and when: Kybun Park – 2 September, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Liechtenstein vs. Germany: Sky Sports

Last time: Germany won their last meeting against Liechtenstein 4-0 back in 2009, with Michael Ballack, Marcell Jansen, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukasz Podolski scoring the goals at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

Liechtenstein v Germany Predictions and Preview

Germany’s 2-0 defeat against England at Euro 2020 marked the end of an era for Die Mannschaft, as Joachim Low’s 15-year reign on the bench came to an end. Low won the 2014 World Cup, but has failed to maintain the required standard throughout the last few seasons after failing to go past the group stage in 2018, before suffering an early elimination at the Euro finals this summer.

Now Hansi Flick is taking over and the former Bayern Munich tactician has a lot to figure out if he wants Germany to do better at the upcoming World Cup. The lack of a top-class centre forward has proved to be costly for Die Mannschaft, as finding a constant source of goals seems like the main challenge.

Playing Liechtenstein in his first official game on the Germany bench should allow Flick to experiment and test some new options. The likes of Amin Younes and 18-year-old Florian Wirtz received a call-up and might get a chance on Thursday.

This will be the fifth meeting between these countries, with Germany unsurprisingly winning the previous four. Die Mannschaft have scored a ridiculous 27 goals in those games and conceded just three times, with Liechtenstein failing to score in their last two meetings.

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The Germans need to start winning their games right away, as they currently sit third in Group J with six points, after suffering an embarrassing 2-1 defeat against North Macedonia at home in their last qualifier.

Liechtenstein, meanwhile, unsurprisingly sit rock bottom of the group with zero points and just one scored goal. Martin Stocklasa’s men are on a five-game losing streak, with their last victory being a 2-1 win against Luxembourg in October 2020.

Considering all of the above, it’s no surprise to see Germany being a 1/100 favourite to win. Liechtenstein’s chances are so slim that even the draw is rated at 20/1, while you have to be brave to place a bet on a shock victory for the hosts at 90/1. At those odds, it could be worth a euro or two though.

It would be surprising if Germany don’t win this one with at least a few goals margin, so a good option would be to take a look at the handicap market. Die Mannschaft winning by more than five goals is priced at 7/4, while if you are looking for a safer option you can bet on the visitors to win and both teams to score five or more goals at 4/7.

One to watch for Liechtenstein: Benjamin Buchel will be the main man to watch for Liechtenstein on Thursday, as the 32-year-old goalkeeper will have the tough task of keeping the scoreline respectable against Die Mannschaft.

One to watch for Germany: Kai Havertz was arguably Germany’s best player at Euro 2020, with the Chelsea man finding the back of the net against both Portugal and Hungary. Die Mannschaft lack a top-class centre forward and are set to build their new team around Havertz, who is one of the main favourites to break the deadlock against Liechtenstein.

Long shot: Germany’s last visit to Liechtenstein finished in a 6-0 victory for Die Mannschaft. A repeat of that result is priced at 13/2, while if you are looking for even bigger odds, you can pair this up with Havertz to score the opener.

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