England v Germany - Friday 20:00, ITV
Both these sides comfortably secured their places for Russia next year and now test their credentials against much stronger opposition than they faced in qualification. England have won 17 of their last 19 at Wembley, but prior to that were beaten 1-0 when Germany last visited and the Three Lions generally struggle in these type of fixtures. They’re W1-D1-L3 over their last five home friendlies against teams that we have ranked in the world’s top-10, whilst the victory in that sequence came over France just days after the Paris terror attacks, with French minds understandably elsewhere that night. Spurs stars Alli, Kane and Winks are all unlikely to feature here, and so we’re siding with the World Champions.£30 Welcome Offer
Germany followed that victory over England with a 1-0 win in Spain in their next away friendly after their triumphant World Cup campaign, whilst more recently they also beat the likes of Chile and Mexico (both of whom we have ranked higher than England) at the Confederations Cup over the summer with a second-string side. Given England’s two best attacking players are unlikely to feature whilst Southgate’s men aren’t the freest scorers anyway, having netted just once against both Slovenia and Lithuania in their last two games, we’re backing Germany to win to nil.
Leroy Sane’s been in electric form for Man City this term and earnt himself a start in Germany’s last qualifier against Azerbaijan on the back of those performances. He now has six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances and as a result arrives in the best form of all the German forwards – we’re backing him to net anytime.