Germany and Serbia meet at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, in what will be the first friendly match of the year for the two teams. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 06-18-2010 and ended with the score: Germany (0-1) Serbia. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Serbia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first friendly of the year, after having played 6 in the last year, with the following markers in the last 5: Germany (3-0) Russia, Germany (2-1) Peru, Germany (2) -1) Saudi Arabia, Austria (2-1) Germany and Germany (0-1) Brazil e. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 14 conceded. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they drew with the Netherlands at home (2-2). In the last 10 home matches Germany has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks. There are 2 periods in highlight in the last 17 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 5 of his 14 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 5 of his 14 between (31′-45’).
Germany reach this meeting with a draw, 2-2, at the reception to the Netherlands, in a game for the League of Nations: the goals of the team were scored by Sané and Werner. In this friendly game against Serbia, coach Joachim Löw must present the usual 3-4-3 field, with Timo Werner being the most advanced man in the German national team. It is important to underline that Germany’s weaknesses are in the defensive sector. The German coach released a list with three novelties, calling Maximilian Eggestein, Niklas Stark and Lukas Klostermann.
The visiting team plays their first friendly of the year, after having played 4 in the last year, with the following scores: Serbia (5-1) Bolivia, Serbia (0-1) Chile, Nigeria (0-2) Serbia and Serbia (1-2) Morocco. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Lithuania by (4-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions Serbia has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Serbian national team started for this friendly with a 4-1 victory in the reception to Lithuania, adding the second consecutive win, both for the League of Nations: the goals of the team were scored by Mitrovic, Prijovic, Ljajic and Zulpa (in own). In this game against the powerful Germany, coach Mladen Krstajic must play with a tactical system based on the 4-2-3-1, however, privileging the low block and passes in depth for the attack. It is important to note that the team has several gaps in the defensive sector, more properly, in the defensive organization. The visiting coach called his best players for this game.