World Cup Qualifiers: Germany Welcomes the Czech Republic in Group CPublished October 8, 2016 by Florin P
Germany and the Czech Republic lock horns for the first place in Group C (7:45 p.m UK Time).
The Czech Republic failed to win the opening match in Group C and this doesn’t bode well for their qualification plans. Only the winner of the group qualifies directly, which adds extra pressure on the non-favorite teams. With Germany expected to win the group once again, the head to head record against this team is particularly important.
No Injury Concerns for Germany
The worst thing that can happen for the world champions is to lose players due to injury or suspension. Currently, they don’t have such problems and can field the best starting formation ahead of this match. Past performance suggests the fact that they come out firing on all cylinders when they have home pitch advantage. Germany usually manages to score a goal by half time and then doubles down on the lead.
Muller is going to spearhead the attack and will benefit from the support of an offensive midfield, so there’s the possibility for a high-scoring match. Neuer didn’t get any time off at Bayern, but the goalkeeper is rarely busy, given the offensive prowess of his team.
Offensive Struggles for the Czech Republic
The inability to score even once against Northern Ireland left many fans upset. The Czechs were thrilled by the result in the friendly game against Armenia, but their strikers were unable to keep up the tempo. Against Germany, it is going to be even more difficult, not to mention the fact that the backline will be under siege from the first minute.
Kadlec is the striker that everyone expects to shine against Germany, but he sank into near irrelevance against Northern Ireland. Without adequate support, he won’t be able to send too many balls at the goal defended by Neuer. In this context, the best bet is on Germany to lead at half-time and win the match and punters would get odds of 7/10 from bet365 sports for this outcome.