EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Estonia vs Germany Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Estonia vs Germany kick off? Sunday 13th October, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Estonia vs Germany being played? A. Le Coq Arena

What television channel is Estonia vs Germany on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Estonia vs Germany? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Germany 8-0 Estonia

THE TEAM NEWS

ESTONIA

  • Estonia recorded their first point of the campaign with a 0-0 draw in Belarus on Thursday, which ended a run of eight consecutive defeats in European Championship qualifying.
  • Centre-back Joonas Tamm is available again having been suspended for Thursday's game but coach Martin Reim may keep faith with the same back four after their first competitive clean sheet since November.
  • Youngster Vladislav Kreida will be hoping to keep his place after being handed his full debut against Belarus, while veteran Konstantin Vassiljev was recalled to the side.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lepmets; Teniste, Mets, Baranov, Kallaste; Kait, Kreida; Zenjov, Vassiljev, Ojamaa; Sorga

Unavailable: Klavan (Injured)

Doubtful:

GERMANY

  • Germany are one of three teams tied on 12 points at the top of Group C so they need to make sure they get the job done and get the three points here.
  • Coach Joachim Low experimented with a back three in Wednesday's friendly against Argentina but he is expected to revert to a more familiar system given the number of defenders he is missing.
  • Centre-back Niklas Stark has been ruled out after missing the Argentina game so Robin Koch is set to partner Niklas Sule again, while Manuel Neuer, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus should start after being rested on Wednesday.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Neuer; Klostermann, Koch, Sule, Halstenberg; Gundogan, Kimmich, Havertz; Reus, Gnabry, Brandt

Unavailable: Kehrer (Injured), Sane (Injured), Rudiger (Injured), Schulz (Injured), Ginter (Injured), Stark (Injured), Kroos (Injured), Goretzka (Injured), Hector (Injured)

Doubtful: Werner (Illness), Tah (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Germany thrashed Estonia 8-0 in their last meeting but given the number of key players who Low is without, it is unlikely to be as easy for Die Mannschaft on this occasion. Nevertheless, they should not have too many problems against a team who have found the net just twice in this campaign.

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