After a 1-1 draw against Denmark, Germany will host Latvia in the Merkur Spiel Arena stadium on Monday.
Latvia, meanwhile, took a 3-1 win over Lithuania and wants to build on that performance.
In the first of the two international friendlies, Germany was entitled to a 1-1 draw against Denmark at the Tivoli Neu stadium.
Three minutes after the break, Joachim Löw’s men took the lead through Florian Neuhaus, but the guests equalized thanks to a goal from Yussuf Poulsen in the 71st minute.
Previously, Germany had six points from three games in the 2022 World Cup qualification in March.
They currently occupy third place in Group J, three points behind first-placed Armenia and level on points with North Macedonia.
Latvia, on the other hand, are second bottom in Group G after two defeats and one draw in their three World Cup qualifiers in March
However, Dainis Kazakevičs’ men returned to winning ways on Friday with a 3-1 win over Lithuania.
Latvia will now try to win in a row, which could serve as a huge confidence boost ahead of next Thursday’s Baltic Cup final against Estonia.
Germany vs Latvia head-to-head
This will be the fourth meeting between the two nations. Germany are unbeaten against Latvia and have two wins and one draw. They last met in 2004 when both teams played an uneventful goalless draw.
Germany Form Guide (all competitions): LWWLD
Latvia Form Guide (all competitions): WLLDW
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Germany vs Latvia Team News
Germany has appointed a 26-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2020, including Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger.
The Champions League winning trio were rested in the game against Denmark last time and could see their return to the team.
Dainis Kazakevičs has meanwhile appointed a 27-man squad for the two friendlies and the Baltic Cup. In the Latvian camp, too, there are no concerns about injury or blocking.
Germany versus Latvia Probable XI
Germany forecast XI (4-3-3): Manuel Neuer; Lukas Klostermann, Mats Hummels, Matthias Ginter, Emre Can; Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Kevin Volland
Latvia Forecast XI (4-2-31): Robert Ozols (GK); Vitalijs Mksimenko, Kaspars Dubra, Roberts Savalnieks, Marciss Oss; Arturs Zjuzins, Vladimir Kamess; Vladislav Gutkovskis, Janis Ikaunieks, Roberts Uldrikis; Davis Ikaunieks
Germany vs Latvia prediction
Germany haven’t won in the last two games and will try to finish this run before the upcoming Euro 2020.
Given the gap in quality and experience between the two nations, we assume that Germany will win unscathed.
forecast: Germany 4-0 Latvia
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