Germany vs ArmeniaWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 5, 2021, Mercedes-Benz-Arena
The Hansi Flick era has begun on a good note for Germany who host Armenia in their next 2022 World Cup qualifier. Armenia are the surprise Group J leaders but are expected to struggle against the quality the Germans possess.
New Germany coach Hansi Flick got his reign off to a winning start as they triumphed 2-0 over Liechtenstein in their previous fixture. Goals in each half from Timo Werner and Leroy Sane were enough to earn them the victory.
Although the Germans will be pleased with the win as it took them to within one point of leaders Armenia, it was a far from perfect performance. The problems that have plagued the side of late remained as they struggled in front of goal.
Germany will be confident of a much better performance at home, where they recently claimed a 3-0 victory over Iceland and a 7-1 triumph against Latvia. Another comfortable victory will be the target on Sunday with an early goal likely to calm any nerves.
Armenia were held to a 0-0 draw by North Macedonia last time out in a drab encounter with few chances. They remain the top side in Group J but have not been at their best in recently.
Joaquin Caparros' men head into Sunday’s clash winless in their last three matches across all competitions. They are also unconvincing on their travels having claimed just two wins in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
Armenia tend to struggle against some of Europe’s biggest teams having suffered a 3-1 defeat to Sweden prior to the clash against North Macedonia.
How the bookies view it
Germany have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at a minimal 1/11 by SBK to win. An unlikely victory for Armenia is valued at a massive 45/1 by SBK while Sport Nation is offering odds of 13/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Germany have won all three previous matches against Armenia. The most recent meeting was a 6-1 victory in a friendly back in 2014.
Players to watch
Striker Timo Werner opened the scoring against Liechtenstein and could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 8/11 with Paddy Power. Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry was not on target last time out but is often among the goals for Germany and could be worth a punt in the same market at 8/11 with Paddy Power.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is usually the go-to-man for Armenia and usually carries the attacking threat for the team. Betway has the Roma forward at 11/2 to score anytime while the first goal is set at odds of 11/2 by Betfred.
Anything else catch the eye?
With the Germans expected to earn a comfortable victory, a -3 handicap could be considered at 7/4 with betfair.
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