Earlier in the week Germany demonstrated their strength in depth as they got the better of Ecuador 4-2 despite not fielding any players from Bayern Munich, who are involved in the German cup final this weekend, or indeed their Champions League final opponents Borussia Dortmund.
Joachim Low’s weakened side were 4-0 up inside 25 minutes thanks to a double apiece from Lars Bender and Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski and the Germans can build on that result by once again picking up a victory, this time in Washington, as they tackle USA in another friendly.
Low’s charges are odds-on at 8/11 (Paddy Power) to make light of their weakened line-up to overcome the hosts, Stan James’s 19/5 outsiders, who were themselves beaten 4-2 in midweek by Belgium, while BetVictor chalk 14/5 against the draw.
It’s hard to see past the visitors though and in what should be a high-scoring affair given that the two come into the match on the back of six-goal encounters, bet365 rate Low’s men at 6/4 to triumph in a game that produces three or more goals.
Staying with goals, veteran centre forward Miroslav Klose was rested for Wednesday’s game against Ecuador having featured in last weekend’s Italian cup final and more likely to be involved this time, he’s 4/1 at William Hill add to his 67 international goals by firing the opener.