Germany vs Spain preview, betting tips and prediction: Heavyweights clash in Dusseldorf ahead of World Cup

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What could be a better way to warm up for the World Cup than arguably the two best sides in Europe, and the last two winners of the tournament, going head to head? That is exactly what is happening at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf on Friday night, as current world champions Germany face their predecessors Spain. It could be said that neither side are the strongest they’ve ever been, but this matchup is mouthwatering nonetheless. France, who reached the final of Euro 2016, knocking out Germany, also have a case for this tag, but whoever wins this game could be called the European favourites to go all the way again in Russia this summer.


Julen Lopetegui’s men are still in the rebuilding phase after their famous treble winning side of 2008-12 was so harshly dismantled after a group stage exit in Brazil four years ago. Lopetegui himself only replaced Vicente Del Bosque after Euro 2016, which ended for La Roja. After their Confederations Cup win last summer, Joachim Loew’s Germany have proven themselves the epitome of efficiency and consistency, but this game really could go either way.


Germany have a stunning record in qualification football and that continued this time around as they ended the campaign with a 100% record and 11 points ahead of runners up Northern Ireland.

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Spain won nine of their ten games and finished five points ahead of Italy, scoring 23 goals in their last six games.

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Marco Reus has not been included in the Germany squad so will not feature, with Alvaro Morata also being shunned by Spain. Mario Goetze, scorer of the winning goal in the 2014 final was also not called up. Barcelona veteran Andres Iniesta could play despite recent injury troubles.

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