The Germany vs Australia match will take place this Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 (11:30 AM Pacific) at the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern.
The current World champions will measure forces with the recent Asian-Cup winners on a match that will serve the Germans to prepare their upcoming EURO 2016 Qualifiers’ complicated clash against Georgia in Tbilisi next Sunday.
The Mannschaft’s performances have not been particularly impressive ever since they were crowned World champions at Brazil last summer and their recent upsets against Poland and Scotland are the living proof of that.
Germany were completely stunned on their visit to Warsaw last October, as they succumbed at the hands of a mighty and well organized Polish side by 2-0. The powerful Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik, who was heavily criticized during his stint at Bundesliga, was one of the Germans’ executioners on that fatidic night that marked Poland’s first win over Germany since the fall of the Iron Wall.
To make things worse for the Germans, three days after the “Polish upset”, they conceded a 1-1 home draw against a fragile Irish side, something that allowed their neighbors to continue at the top of Group D, despite also having conceded a draw against Scotland in front of their enthusiastic supporters.
The upcoming clash against Australia will constitute a demanding test for a German team that seems to be undergoing the much-needed renovation process that should happen after impressive achievements such as winning the World Cup.
For that particular match, the German head coach, Joachim Low, will once again be able to rely on the contribution of two important players, Holger Badstuber and Ilkay Gundogan, who had been sidelined for quite some time due to long-term injuries.
As for Australia, The Socceroos are enjoying a particularly positive moment after winning the AFC Asian-Cup last January. Ange Postecoglou’s boys overcame South Korea by 2-1 on the tournament’s final thanks to a James Troisi’s goal on extra time.
After their impressive stint at Brazil’s World Cup last summer, the Greek born manager has managed to rally his troops and the team showed an excellent display of power by winning the always demanding Asian-Cup tournament.
The clash against Germany next Wednesday, will be the first of two preparation matches the Socceroos will be taking part in as they will measure forces with Macedonia on the upcoming Monday. For these both matches, Ange Postecoglou will not be able to count on the services of the team’s experienced forward Tim Cahill, who is currently dealing with a minor Achilles tendon injury.
Germany vs Australia Possible Lineups
Germany (4-2-3-1) – Neuer – Badstuber – Hummels – Howedes – Mustafi – Kramer – Kroos – Reus – Bellarabi – Götze – Müller
Australia (4-3-3) – Ryan – Franjic – Sainsbury – Davidson – Wilkinson – Jedinak – Luongo – Troisi – Leckie – Kruse – Juric
Germany vs Australia Prediction
Despite Australia’s impressive moment, it is not very likely that they will be able to upset the Germans in their own grounds.
Germany 2 – 0 Australia
Germany vs Australia TV Schedule
The Germany vs Australia match will be televised in the USA on WATCH ESPN, ESPN3 USA and ESPN Deportes at 11:30 AM Pacific.