Hungry to win and equal their longest unbeaten record of 23 matches Germany face Brazil in their second friendly of this international break. Joachim Löw is most likely to experiment with rotation in his lineup.
The Germans’ draw in the tournament will be tough and a win against the Brazilians could set them up for a great tournament start.
I predict that Löw will go once more for his 4-2-3-1 formation.
Bernd Leno will start in goal and be replaced by Kevin Trapp at halftime. Marc-André ter Stegen will be rested for this game. Defence will comprise of Kimmich at right-back, Jérôme Boateng and Niklas Sule in the centre of defense. Marvin Plattenhardt may slot in at left-back.
Süle needs to play on Tuesday over the usually-obvious choice of Mats Hummels. Playing time for the younger man and resting time for Hummels are in order for these two defenders.
Midfield with Goretzka
Leon Goretzka will be starting alongside Toni Kroos today in the heart of Germany’s midfield. The veteran and the promising youngster could form arguably one of the best combinations in the world and could steer them to another trophy. They have all the skills needed, and are great in transitions from defense to attack.
Ilkay Gündogan should play behind the striker, supported by Leroy Sané as a left winger and Thomas Müller playing as a right wing. Sandro Wagner should be getting the nod in the number 9. With Sané and
Müller (since Müller is out, let’s say Brandt!) as wingers, you can be assured the target man will get a lot of crosses.
The German squad is so strong that even with 11 rotated players, it seems likely to win against the strongest opposition. With this squad, they probably might.