Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
The ground at Al Bayt Stadium will shake when Spain and Germany face each other in the Group E derby on Sunday evening. La Roja aim to build on a thrilling 7-0 win over Costa Rica, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the nominal hosts. With no fresh injury worries to report, Luis Enrique is unlikely to make changes to the team that hammered los Ticos.
Hansi Flick’s troops, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Japan. The Germans are desperate to grab something from their second group game, and seeing that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s encounter, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Leon Goretzka is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Leroy Sane faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
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 (Spain):
Historically, Spain have been regarded as one of top sides on international stage, but they often struggled to live up to the billing. After reaching the semi-finals at the 1950 World Cup, La Furia Roja won the European Championship trophy on home soil in 1964, but little did they know that it would remain their only trophy for another 44 years.
Following some disappointing showings, Spain finally returned to the biggest stage under Vicente Del Bosque, winning three straight trophies between 2008 and 2012, before crashing out in the group stage at the 2014 World Cup. La Furia Roja enjoyed plenty of success with their tiki-taka style of play, originally designed by Barcelona, with Vicente Del Bosque’s side packed with technically skilled players such as Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and David Silva.
Strikers Fernando Torres and David Villa also had a major role to play in those successes, but when it comes to their famous predecessors, the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Michel, Emilio Butrageno, Raul Gonzalez, Fernando Morientes and Fernando Hierro should not be forgotten.