German football is in rude health, as evidenced by the fact that two Bundesliga outfits contested last weekend’s Champions League final and the international side are certainly benefiting from the wealth of talent coming through the ranks domestically.
Indeed in Florida, we should get a decent view of the strength in depth of the German national team because Joachim Low won’t include any of the players from that Wembley contest between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, as his troops tackle Ecuador in a friendly contest.
Despite the absentees, they’re odds-on at 7/10 with BetVictor to get the better of their South American opponents, Skybet’s 9/2 outsiders while
Ladbrokes chalk 3/1 against the draw and it’s hard to see past the Germans, who are a generous 11/5 (Paddy Power) to prevail ‘to nil’.
Alternatively, BetVictor mark 19/2 against the Germans striking twice without reply and veteran centre forward Miroslav Klose is 9/2 at bet365 to add to his 67 international goals by notching first at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium.
However, after Klose featured in the Italian cup final a few days ago he is unlikely to figure in this one so reported Chelsea target Andre Schurrle, a year since he last struck for his country, is a better bet at 7/1 via the same bookmaker.