Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena will host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Germany and Iceland. The Germans aim to make amends for an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Iceland. Both Musiala and Wirtz have received their first Germany national team call-ups, but Joachim Low will once again rely on Toni Kroos, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Timo Werner speaking of the starting XI.
In-form Bayern Munchen attacker Thomas Muller has been omitted. The Icelanders, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to England, and given their five-match losing run, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has 25 caps for the Iceland national team.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Muller):
Thomas Muller is pacey attacker who plays for Bayern Munich and German national team. Muller is a product of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and he played 35 games for the reserve team, scoring 16 goals in the process.
The German striker, who is capable of producing fine performances as a winger as well, won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich in 2013 as the mighty Bavarians defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the final of the elite competition. Muller clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany in 2014, while making it to the European Championship final in 2012. It has to be noted that he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2010.
Thomas Muller has a contract with Bayern Munich which expires on 30 June, 2021. The German footballer, who was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern on 13 September, 1989, won his fifth Bundesliga trophy with Bayern Munich in the 2015/2016 season.
Highlighted Team (Iceland):
Iceland had little to no success during the first 60 years of entering the FIFA competitions, failing to qualify to a single major tournament in that period, but the team then went on to make tremendous progress at the start of the 21st century.
The Nordic side narrowly missed out on a place at the 2014 World Cup, losing in the play-off to Croatia, but they then enjoyed a thoroughly impressive qualifying campaign to reach the Euro 2016, taking 20 points from 10 matches to leave Turkey and Netherlands trailing in their wake.
As a result, the generation featuring players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Emil Hallfredsson will go down as one of the most successful in the national team history and it could be quite some time before another team repeat their success. Even if he was only used as a bit-part player during the Euro 2016 qualifiers, Eidur Gudjohnsen has got to be mentioned as the first Icelandic footballer to have played for top European sides.