Germany will be looking to bounce back as we look at the best predicted starting lineup and key details for their match vs Spain for FIFA World Cup 2022.
Match Day 1 of the World Cup 2022 is already over in the blink of an eye, and we have seen a couple of shocking results so far. While Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia in a major upset, Germany followed the pursuit to register another major upset in their 2-1 defeat to Japan.
With only 2 matches to go, each match shall be a do-or-die affair for Germany. The 2014 Champions Germany need to fire their all cylinders against Spain on Sunday. Their defence was caught sleeping against the Japanese in the last quarter of the match, and they cannot afford to repeat the same mistake again.
On the other hand, Spain are flying high with a confidence-boosting 7-0 win against Costa Rica in their opening match. But they won’t do the mistake of taking the German team lightly as they know how small the margins between the teams at the World Cup level are.
There is nothing to choose between these two if we look for the overall numbers. Germany have won 9, lost 8 and the same number of matches are drawn against Spain. In FIFA World Cup history, both teams faced each other 4 times. While Germany have won twice, Spain have won once, and one of the ties resulted in a draw.
The last time both teams faced each other in a World Cup was in the semifinals of 2010 World Cup. Spain won that match with a 1-0 scoreline, and later on became the World Champions by defeating the Netherlands in the final
Games Played: 25 // Germany won: 9 // Spain won: 8 // Draw: 8
Tournament: FIFA World Cup 2022
Match Type: Germany vs Spain
Stadium: Al Bayt
When: November 27, 7 pm GMT (0.30 am IST on Nov 28)
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thilo Kehrer, David Raum, Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Christian Gunter
Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze
Forwards: Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug, Karim Adeyemi
Manager: Hansi Flick
Current Form (Recent first): L W D
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba and Alejandro Balde.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Gavi, Pedri, Carlos Soler, Koke and Marcos Llorente.
Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Nico Williams, Yeremy Pino, Marco Asensio and Ansu Fati.
Manager: Luis Enrique
Current Form (Recent first): W W W
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Predicted Starting 11 for Germany
Germany didn’t take the opportunities that came their way against Japan and had to pay with the shocking loss. They had 78% ball possession, with 26 total shots taken, but couldn’t capitalize on that. They were clearly the better team in the first half, but lost the intensity in the last quarter of the match.
It’s a must-win game for Germany against Spain, and we expect a couple of changes with experienced Leroy Sane coming into the attack and Thilo Kehrer in place of Nico Schlotterbeck in the defensive setup.
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defence: David Raum, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Thilo Kehrer
Defensive Midfield: Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan
Attacking Midfield: Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry
Attack: Kai Havertz
FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Predicted Starting 11 for Spain
Spain demolished Costa Rica by 7 goals to nil. It was a complete team display where 6 different players registered their names on the scoresheet. Luis Enrique played his most trusted 4-3-3 structure in the opening fixture, and there is no reason to change that.
We expect Spain to play with the same starting 11 that started against Costa Rica. So, expect Alvaro Morata, Alejandro Balde, and Carlos Soler to come as substitutes in the later stage of the match.
Goalkeeper: Unai Simon
Defence: Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfield: Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Gavi
Attack: Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Ferran Torres
FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Fantasy Lineup
The draw is out of the equation for Germany, so we can expect a Goal Galore in this fixture. Our fantasy 11 strategy is based on that and not looking at clean sheet options. Marco Asensio is in red-hot form and will be the captain of our fantasy team. With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Jordi Alba, Laporte, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Gavi
Forwards: Marco Asensio, Kai Havertz, Ferran Torres
CVC Choice: Marco Asensio and Thomas Muller
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