Place: Germany. Leverkusen. BayArena.
Date: on the 08th of June, 2018 (Friday)
Match start: 18:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Friendly match
Surprising defeat of the World Champions
The Saturday match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt had begun with 2 hours delay because of bad weather and therefore has brought considerable changes in initial grid of live TV broadcasts.
Alas, the list of the World Champions was very far from ideal as on a bench there were two best central defenders Jérôme Boateng and Mats Hummels. And as the center forward, instead of Timo Werner the forward from Freiburg Nils Petersen has appeared. And the top scorer of Bundesteam Thomas Müller also wasn’t included into the starting line up.
Undoubtedly, such experienced football coach has the right to make experiments in friendly matches and to try various combinations in lines. But, at the same time, it is absolutely inadmissibly to turn an official game of the World Champions into a circus or buffoonery. After the break, with the account – 0:1, the ball didn’t practically leave the guests’ half of the field.
As a result, instead of quite predictable victory – 2:1. That is, even X2 bet on guests won’t win didn’t even pass in that match.
And at once after the match the head coach of Bundesteam has made an unexpected announcement which, undoubtedly, has strongly impressed the president of Real, Madrid Florentino Pérez. Joachim Löw has declared that he wants to work as the head coach after the FIFA World Cup in Russia and to train German national team for the next EURO2020. We will remind you that this time, in the form of an experiment, the final tournament of continental championship will take place in many countries simultaneously.
And a day earlier the head of Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino has rejected the offer to head Real Madrid. But, that’s another story. And now, after such sensational and humiliating defeat in Klagenfurt, Germany comes back home, on Leverkusen. BayArena.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Germany vs Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia will be the next rival of Bundesteam . That is the rival of Russia in the first final group A of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Of course, it is absolutely different, incomparably weaker level of football. So quite logical are bookmaker quotations of the main outcomes: W1 – 1.13, W2 – 17.00.
Undoubtedly, in the forthcoming battle the most relevant is the question of rehabilitation of the World Champions after humiliating defeat in Klagenfurt. As Joachim Löw has said after that match in his interview that during his next game, that is, on BayArena, all team leaders headed by Thomas Müller and Mesut Özil will play. And therefore our choice is obvious.