GER Vs SPA Dream 11 Prediction: Germany looks to overhaul its horrid showing in the inaugural season of the competition.
The 2019-20 edition of the UEFA Nations League was a horrendous time for Germany. Making an advent into the competition in the wake of a howler of a World Cup, Germany’s torrid form continued in the inaugural edition of the newly conceptualised tournament.
Finishing bottom of their group in the foregone edition of the league, Germany’s dilemma was one which just saw no end. The side was being clobbered left, right and centre with their abysmal showings doing absolutely no justice to the pool of talent at the side’s disposal.
Ever since being dumped out of the competition, the side sat down to address its beleaguered form. A perusal of the issues entrapping them saw them side go on an uptick in the subsequent UEFA Euro Qualifiers with the side registering 7 wins in its last 8 encounters in the footballing fraternity.
Where Germany is looking to this edition of the UEFA Nations League to once again stamp their authority on the global stage, for Spain, the agenda is the same. The side has toyed around within the last couple of major international tournaments with unsavoury issues off the field playing a solid role in pushing the side back.
However, the side is currently on its longest winning spree in a long time. With 11 wins on the spin, Spain is offering glimpses into what they are capable of, a run of results which comes up against its sternest test today.
This is a clash which promises to be a humdinger of a contest. With Ukraine and Switzerland completing Group 4, Germany and Spain will both be eager to accrue three crucial points in their tournament opener.
The barest of margins will determine the winner today with both the sides fielding a relatively new look, young squad. Its Germany’s goal threat which offers them the edge today with us envisioning the side pulling off a one-goal win.
Probable Playing 11
- Nico is on the sidelines with the German player currently out injured for the side.
- Mikel and Traore have both tested positive for Coronavirus which rules out the duo for the impending tie.
Leno, Kehrer, Sule, Ginter, Gosens, Gundogan, Kroos, Sane, Havertz, Brandt, Werner
Kepa, Navas, Ramos, P Torres, Reguilon, Fabian, Busquets, Thiago, F Torres, Rodrigo, Fati
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Germany Vs Spain Group 4
Date And Time: 4th September, Friday- 12:15 am IST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
Spain Vs Germany: 1-1
Dream 11 Picks
Spain’s biggest downside across the last year has been their goal-keeping docket. Despite managing to address their overall side, the team finds itself in a predicament when it comes to this ambit.
With both David and Kepa in sorry form, it’s extremely tricky to determine which shot-stopper gets the nod for today’s clash. Spain’s willingness to opt for young names should see Kepa Arrizabalaga get the go-ahead for this one to see him be opted by us given his ability to pull off some well-worked saves.
With Germany deciding to rest almost all of Bayern Munich’s players for the impending fixture given their involvement in the Champions League final, the side finds itself deploying a massively changed defensive setup. It sees Atalanta fullback Ruben Gosens being accorded an outing after impressing in the last edition of the Serie A to make him our first pick from the side.
Elsewhere, Spain will see us opt for the two names given their attacking potential. With a clean sheet looking unlikely for either side, going the way of the attacking inclined defenders looked to be the most viable move to us.
It sees us make CB Sergio Ramos the first pick from the side after he ended up with over 10 goals in La Liga 2019-20. Coming in alongside him is Sergio Reguilon with him coming up with a goal and assist in the Europa League since its restart.
Thiago Alcantara showed why Liverpool are pushing so hard to secure his services for the upcoming season. With a man of the match display in the Champions League final, he controlled the midfield for Bayern Munich with his ball-handling abilities.
Germany, on the other hand, see us opt for an entire triad of picks for the forthcoming scrimmage. We begin with Leroy Sane who’ll be stepping out on the pitch for the first time in over a year, a tie he’ll be looking to show why Bayern Munich went to purchase him.
Toni Kroos will become the second part of the puzzle from the side after pulling off 10 combined goals and assists in Bundesliga 2019-20. Julian Brandt wraps up the trio of picks from the side with Spain always being suspect defensively, a dilemma these three names can capitalise on.
Chelsea’s newly acquired duo will be instated in this docket of our Dream 11 side from Germany. We begin with Timo Werner whose astounding season for RB Leipzig saw him end up becoming Chelsea’s first signing for the impending season of the Premier League.
Joining him is Kai Havertz who has quick to catch Chelsea’s eye as well after registering 11 goals and 10 assists. Spain will also be represented by a newly acquired Premier League player with Leeds United’s new signing, Rodrigo Moreno being inducted in our framework.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With over 30 goals and assists last season, Werner was a must-have pick as our side’s captain while Moreno is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Kepa, Ramos, Sergio, Gosens, Brandt, Sane, Thiago, Kroos, Moreno, Werner, Kai
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.