Looking to bounce back from their last-gasp heartbreak against Spain on home soil earlier in the week, Germany will make the trip to the St. Jakob-Park when they meet Switzerland on Sunday night.
Throwing away the lead in injury-time and having to settle for a reluctant point against their fellow former champions on Thursday night, the Whites have continued to show their signs of improvement over the past two years and have lost just a sole matchup since October 2018.
On the flip side, while Switzerland might have impressed during the backend of their qualifying campaign for next year’s delayed European Championships, the Reds could only open their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 defeat away against Ukraine.
While they might be in for a tough test against the resurging heavyweights, it is worth noting that the two sides have a habit of producing fireworks when they face off.
Including an eight-goal thriller when they last met back in 2012, each of the last three meetings have seen a staggering 16 strikes and over 2.5 goals in Basel this weekend can be found priced at 1/1 with 888Sport.
A Swiss upset?
While Switzerland might have played some eye-catching football out in Ukraine on Thursday night, the Reds could only open this year’s Nations League with a 2-1 defeat after securing a semi-final spot in the inaugural tournament.
However, still managing to secure top spot in Group D and an automatic route to next year’s delayed European Championships, Head Coach Vladimir Petković will be calling on HarisSeferović to lead what could be a Swiss upset this weekend.
If Sunday’s hosts are to match a similar level that helped them secure what was a famous 5-3 win when the two nations last faced off, the Benfica marksman bagged a consolation strike against Ukraine earlier in the week and has continued to impress while on international duties.
Now finding the net in back-to-back appearances for Rossocrociati, the 28-year-old also bagged what was a stunning hat-trick against European heavyweights Belgium last year.
You might be interested to know that Seferović is priced at 3/1 with Coral to make it three in three strikes in Basel this weekend.
Werner shines again
Rightfully left furious to have failed to drag their 1-0 lead against Spain over the finish line on Thursday night and having to settle for a point in Stuttgart, Germany will be looking to make a clinical return to winning ways on foreign soil.
While they might have slipped down to 15th in FIFA’s rankings after their abysmal group stage exit out in Russia two years ago, the resurging heavyweights cruised their way to next year’s European Championships.
Electing to head in a far more youthful direction over the past two years, Joachim Löw would have been glad to see Timo Werner extend on his purple patch earlier in the week and do another eye-catching job of leading their line.
Finishing smartly against the former world champions on home soil, the new Chelsea arrival also managed to open his account for the Premier League giants in a behind closed doors friendly against Brighton last week.
With no Serge Gnabry once again this weekend, the former RB Leipzig ace also found the net against Estonia while on qualifying duties last year and can be found priced at 11/10 with Ladbrokes to extend on his tally in Basel.