Sports Journalist at FST, Gareth qualified as a journalist after graduating from university and spent over a decade as a freelance broadcast journalist, commentator and tipster before joining FST. Now living in Manchester, he is a long suffering Bolton Wanderers fan who also enjoys boxing, the NBA, tennis and rugby league.
England head to Germany on Tuesday looking to bounce back after starting their Nations League campaign with a disappointing defeat in Hungary.
We’ve already covered the game in our Match Predictions, and now I’ve picked out four player bets for the fixture to put together a huge 412/1 Ultimate Bet Builder tip.
Read on to see who I think will make an impact at the Allianz Arena in Munich and to back our huge bet for Tuesday’s fixture.
Germany vs England Ultimate Bet Builder
Joshua Kimmich anytime assist
We’re expecting goals at both ends in this heavyweight European clash, and Joshua Kimmich stands out as a candidate to create one for the hosts.
Kimmich should be right at home in Munich playing at his club Bayern’s home stadium. The versatile 27-year-old managed 11 assists in 28 Bundesliga games during the domestic season and scored in the 1-1 draw with Italy for Die Mannschaft last time out. Kimmich was involved in pretty much everything against the Azzurri and had 107 touches, more than any other player in the game, and a similar performance against England could well see him register an assist.
Mason Mount anytime assist
Overall, England were poor against Hungary and we should see some reaction against bitter rivals Germany on Tuesday, even if they fail to get a result. Mason Mount had a fairly forgettable game but he still managed two key passes and showed glimpses of his quality so he should keep his place in the starting XI.
England need their big names to step up in Germany and we should perhaps expect a better showing from Mount. The Chelsea playmaker had 10 assists in the Premier League this season and will be looking to make a statement on Tuesday after what was ultimately a below-par display and he looks a contender to provide an assist for England.
Harry Maguire to be shown a card
Five yellow cards were dished out when England and Germany last met, a 2-0 win for Gareth Southgate’s men at Euro 2020, and bookings look likely on Tuesday as both sides go in search of their first Nations League wins.
Manchester United’s Harry Maguire picked up a yellow card in that clash and history could repeat itself in Munich. The centre-half has 10 yellow cards in total in 43 games for England, was booked nine times for United in the Premier League this season and was shown a yellow card in the defeat to Hungary and he could fall foul of the referee again on Tuesday.
John Stones to have one or more shots on target
John Stones had to settle for a place on the bench against Hungary but should come back into the starting XI against Germany, at the expense of Conor Coady.
Coady had two shots against Hungary and fellow defender Maguire had one, and England’s tactics tend to lead to defenders ending up in shooting situations. Stones averaged 0.6 shots-per-game for Manchester City in the Premier League and was fairly accurate with 0.4 per-game on target, so if he does see a chance come his way on Tuesday there is a reasonable chance he will also test the keeper and at a huge price (13/2 at the time of writing) a Stones shot on target appeals.
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