The last meeting between these two sides in the 2014 World Cup is something that Brazil will want to forget, and the fact that Germany are the current World Cup holders hints at what the result was. However, it wasn’t as cut and dried as a Germany win, with the European giants demolishing Brazil 7-1, to resign them to humiliation on top of their World Cup exit. The visitors will be hoping to make amends on Tuesday.
Germany won’t be an easy side to beat though. They qualified for Russia 2018 with flying colours, winning all ten of their group matches and scoring 43 goals in the process. Of course, matches against lower tier sides are no representation of how they will perform against Brazil, but it’s clear that they won’t be easy to beat.
Brazil also dominated their World Cup qualifying stage, after 18 matches they held 41 points in total, winning 12 of these games and losing just once. In the end, they were ten points clear of 2nd placed Uruguay and 15 points inside the qualification zone.
Both of these sides are missing some key figures on Tuesday though. For Germany, Manuel Neuer has been sidelined all season and both Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil have picked up injuries in the last couple of days. Meanwhile, in Brazil, their talisman Neymar is injured and backup left back options Alex Sandro and Filipe Luis are missing.
This didn’t seem to have much of an effect on the visitors on Friday though. They hammered Russia 3-0 away from home, a result which makes it eight games unbeaten for them. Away from home they haven’t lost in 13 matches either, winning eight of those games.
Meanwhile, Germany drew at home to Spain on Friday to make it three draws in a row in their warm up friendlies. These have been against tough sides such as England, France, and Spain, but they have shown a tendency to fail to beat the higher quality sides recently.
In fact, Germany have drawn five of their last eight games against sides ranked in the top 16 of the world, and considering Brazil have avoided defeat away to Argentina, England, and Colombia in the last few years we think a Brazil Win or Draw Double Chance is an excellent value bet along with a 1-1 correct score predictions.
Head To Head
The last meeting between these two sides was the 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, making it four wins for Brazil, two wins for Germany, and one draw in their last seven encounters.
Germany vs Brazil Stats
- Germany have failed to win 63% of their matches against FIFA World Rankings top 16 sides since Euro 2016.
- Brazil have avoided defeat in each of their last 13 away days, last losing in 2015.