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Sports Mole previews Monday’s Nations League match between England and Germany, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

England When Germany Playing only for pride as the two European giants round out League A Group 3. UEFA Nations League at Wembley Stadium on Monday night.

The Three Lions have been sentenced to relegation to League B after losing 0-1 to Italy on Friday night. hange flickmen saw their first-place hopes collapse and burn out as they lost to Hungary by the same scoreline.

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Many refer to the current crop of England as a golden generation, unsurprising given the abundance of attack and youthful talent on display at the domestic level, the Three Lions are now 22 This is the worst scoring record of the year.

very malicious Gareth Southgate In the last match against Italy at San Siro, Napoli took the lead after losing 1-0. Giacomo Raspadori The Azzurri come up with a brilliant winner to seal England’s relegation to League B.

Still winless after five games in League A Group 3, Southgate’s side went 3-game scoreless for the first time since 2000. Harry Kane Penalties – simply unacceptable for a football nation of this caliber.

To say morale will drop heading into the World Cup is a pretty understatement, with Three Lions bosses doing the #SouthgateOut brigade no favors by claiming Friday’s performance was a ‘step in the right direction’. It didn’t.”

Falling short of a five-match winning streak for the first time in 2014 and going scoreless from open play in 495 minutes is not a step in the right direction for England. The Euro 2020 runners-up are unbeaten in his 15 games at headquarters, of which he has won 13.

Germany international Hansi Flick on 20 September 2022© Reuters

England and Germany were expected to be embroiled in a tense three-way battle for the top League A Group 3 spot, but while the Three Lions were crushed, Hungary held out against Hansi Flick’s side. embarking on the sunset after winning 1-0. in Italy.

A moment of backheel magic from Adam Salai It only took 17 minutes for the Magyars to sink Germany in Leipzig, with Die Mannschaft, who are two points behind Italy in third place, currently sitting second in their Nations League group at best.

In addition to beating the European champions 5-2 in June, Flick’s side have also been surprisingly underwhelming in the Nations League, failing to win or keep a clean sheet in their other four games. Dai Manshaft has yet to reach the finals. four of the competition.

The loss to Hungary was Germany’s first defeat in the competition since Euro 2020. Players who visited Wembley surprisingly noted the seven Nations League away games since the start of the competition, in which he had won only once, and each time he had conceded at least one goal. .

Before being undone by Szalai, Germany’s most recent defeat came in the round of 16 at Euro 2020, when they lost 2-0 to England at Wembley 15 months ago. When the Three Lions made a net ripple in the 2022-23 edition.

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Ivan Tony in action at Brentford on 18th September 2022© Reuters

Southgate made the bold decision to leave Ivan Tony, Ben Chilwell When Mark Gehi He was sidelined for a trip to San Siro, but the former in particular can be expected to make his debut with nothing left to play in the Nations League.

John Stones Also, I plan to return from the suspension against Italy, Jack Grealish Now serving his own suspension, Southgate is certain: Jordan Henderson He’ll fight back from hamstring issues, so he’ll be well suited to play some role on Monday, but the Liverpool man may not be considered a start.

Saka Bukayo In particular, he has struggled to adapt to his left-back role at San Siro and Southgate will of course be considering a number of changes this week. Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw When Mason Mount Among those who are ready to serve fresh legs.

Meanwhile, Germany lost a heavyweight at Bayern Munich Leon Goretzka When Manuel Neuer COVID-19 infected before losing to Hungary Julian Brandt I was also forced to leave the camp due to another illness.

Real Madrid centre-back Antonio Rudiger He will be absent from the tournament on Friday as he has a second booking for the tournament. Thilo Kohler, Nico Schlotterbeck Also Matthias Ginter However, Germany never raised any new injury concerns at Leipzig.

The Bavarian-based Manschaft attack and Timo Werner Last time proved ineffective, Kai Havertz You can expect to be forced into the first XI here. Jamal Musiara Also decides to impress after fending off England to represent Germany at the senior level.

England’s starting line-up:
Ramsdale; Stones, Tomori, and Maguire. Trippier, Rice, Bellingham, Chilwell.Mount; Kane, Sterling

Candidates for the German starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Hoffmann, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Raum. Kimmich, Gundogan. Musiala, Muller and Sane.Havertz

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England 1-1 Germany

Knowing the outcome of Monday’s match will be insignificant anyway, England and Germany can both afford to play with the handbrake off and many changes are expected from both sides. .

Failure to score again from open play would lead to growing dissatisfaction with Southgate’s team around Wembley at the worst possible time. The Three Lions are hopeful to finally break a dismal run against a German side that has endured many disappointments away.

But with true confidence, leading England to victory is very difficult, and Dai Manschaft can fight back to save a point and leave the hosts to a winless Nations League campaign.

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