USA vs GERMANY june 26 2014 – Arena Pernambuco

USA v Germany

Venue: Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Kick-off: 5pm (1pm, Brazil time)

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Managers: Jurgen Klinsmann (USA), Joachim Low (Germany)

 

USA vs Germany expected lineups starting 11
USA vs Germany expected lineups starting 11

Germany duo Jerome Boateng and Sami Khedira have both recovered from minor knocks picked up in the draw with Ghana and could start.

Thomas Muller is also fit after suffering a nasty cut above his eye last time out.

Key clash: Clint Dempsey v Mats Hummels

With Jozy Altidore injured USA’s goalscoring hopes rest squarely on the shoulders of veteran striker Dempsey. Hummels is one of the best centre-backs around though, so their battle could shape the outcome of the game.

One to watch: Thomas Muller (Germany)

The 24-year-old will be looking to add to his incredible tally of eight World Cup goals, having scored a fine hat-trick in Germany’s first game against Portugal in Salvador.

Head-to-head record: Played 9, USA Wins 3, Draws 0, Losses 6

Best bet: Thomas Muller to score first 4-1

Opta stats

Germany and the USA have faced off nine times previously; there has never been a draw.
Germany have claimed six wins to the USA’s three across those nine matches.
The USA have played Germany twice before in the FIFA World Cup; losing both of those games to nil.
Germany were made to taste defeat in their last match against the USA; they were on the end of 4-3 defeat in Washington DC during June 2013.
Clint Dempsey bagged a brace during this game.
The USA have shipped 12 goals across their last four matches against Germany.
Their last 4 fixtures have produced 19 goals, an average of 4.8 per game.
USA have scored exactly twice in their last six matches in all competitions.
USA have scored in eight successive World Cup games, their best run since their opening eight matches (1930-1990).
Clint Dempsey has scored in three of his last four appearances for the USA.

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