England VS Germany LIVE Football Score 26-09-2022
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has fallen out of favour in recent months and has made just one international appearance in 2022, has failed to make England’s squad vs Germany; Fikayo Tomori, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse also miss out, while Jack Grealish is suspended Trent Alexander-Arnold is not included in England’s matchday squad as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare to face Germany at Wembley on Monday night. Monday’s clash with Germany is a dead rubber as a result, but it remains key for England in terms of improving the mood and rebuilding confidence in their final match before the World Cup begins.
In-form Brentford forward Ivan Toney, who has scored five goals and recorded two assists in the Premier League this season, has been included in the matchday squad for the first time having missed out against Italy last week. AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse also join Alexander-Arnold on the absentee list, while Manchester City’s Jack Grealish is suspended. Monday’s game is England’s final match before Southgate announces his squad for the November-December World Cup in Qatar, where they will face Iran, United States and Wales in the group stage.
England and Germany meet in a Nations League dead-rubber as pressure grows on Gareth Southgate. Joe Townsend selects three best bets for Monday’s contest at Wembley. For a match that means absolutely nothing in a competitive sense it’s quite remarkable how much feels to be at stake when England face Germany at Wembley on Monday night; especially for the hosts. Gareth Southgate’s claim that the performance in Friday’s 1-0 defeat by Italy, a result which relegated England to the second tier of the Nations League, was “a step in the right direction” has not been well received. The Three Lions are on their worst winless run (five games) for eight and half years and have not scored an open-play goal in 495 minutes.
While it cannot be forgotten that when Southgate took charge in 2016 England had not gone beyond the quarter-finals of a men’s major tournament since 1990 and have subsequently reached a World Cup semi-final and European Championship final, it must also be acknowledged that throughout the run to the latter Southgate was accused of being overly conservative in his approach. With this their final match before their World Cup campaign begins against Iran on November 21, the England boss must surely use it as an opportunity to reinvigorate a team showing no signs of sparking into life and a fanbase who not so long ago truly believed in its team and idolised its manager.
Germany are in exactly the same position from a dead-rubber perspective and have not kept clean sheet in any of their last six games, doing so in just one of their previous eight matches. Hansi Flick’s men are far from the goalscoring crisis that has afflicted their opponents however, with their 1-0 home defeat by unlikely group leaders Hungary on Friday the first time they have failed to find the net in the former Bayern Munich head coach’s 14 matches at the helm; England’s 2-0 win in the last 16 of Euro 2020 had been the last time Germany drew a blank.
Gareth Southgate, England manager: “[Criticism] is a life experience I knew at some time would come with this job. I want the team to win, to play well, and the fans to be happy. I wanted to make a difference to English football.” The Bayern midfielder has found the net twice in five matches in this edition of the Nations League, both against Italy, and for club and country has four goals in his past 15 appearances. In a match he is likely to start and feature prominently in, Kimmich is worth getting onside to small stakes. We are committed in our support of safer gambling. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s and we strongly encourage readers to wager only what they can afford to lose.