Germany aren’t sending a strong side to the Confederations Cup this week, but can they still mount a challenge with their talented youngsters? They kick off their campaign against Australia on Monday, with a new generation of stars stepping out on to the world stage.
Australia vs Germany Predictions
While the Confederations Cup is essentially the Community Shield of international football, few sides leave out their biggest stars ahead of the tournament. That’s exactly what Germany have done, something which has offended a few and shocked many. However, the side which takes the field at the tournament will only demonstrate their strength in depth.
The world champions are still among the favourites for the tournament, despite their rotated squad. They’ve got plenty of attacking options, including PSG’s Julian Draxler. They should have no problem going forward against the Asian Cup winners, but the Aussies have scored seven times in their last four meetings with Germany. We see them hurting the under par German backline, so both teams to score is our first Australia vs Germany prediction at 10/11 with Bet365.
Draxler is likely to become a key figure for Germany this summer, he’s expected to take up the number 10 role behind the front two in a 3-4-1-2 system. PSG’s £34m signing has scored twice in his previous four internationals, but now he can establish himself as the key man. Our second Australia vs Germany betting tip is Draxler to score any time, which is priced at 7/4 with BetFred.
Germany are missing a string of players who are either injured or being rested, so expect to see a very different side on Monday.
Head to Head Stats
Australia have avoided defeat in their last two meetings with Germany, scoring twice in each.
Australia vs Germany Betting Odds
While there’s been a lot of fuss made about the side Germany have sent to Russia, they’ve still got some quality players in there. Many of these names will be expected to carry the national side over the next 10 years, and we expect them to get off to a strong start. Our final Australia vs Germany prediction is a 2-1 win for the world champions, which is priced at 15/2 with William Hill.
Australia vs Germany Betting Tips
Julian Draxler to score anytime – 7/4 with BetFred
Australia vs Germany Correct Score Tips
Germany to win 2-1 – 15/2 with William Hill