友誼賽 5-30 02:15 德國 - 厄瓜多爾
Ecuador vs Germany
Germany without almost all of its best players on this trip through the US. Although his future in the German National team looks very uncertain, it is Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski that is something like the leader of this team. With this upcoming match against Ecuador, his 109th for the German team, Lukas Podolski will overturn current coach of the US National team Jürgen Klinsmann in the list of the top 3 players with the most matches for a German national team but in Marco Reus, Mario G?tze, Andre Schürrle and Julian Draxler he has strong competitors in midfield and it really looks like he may not add many more matches for L?ws team in the future.
While the public here looks at this US trip as a totally useless one I am of a different opinion as this tour also means a nice chance for some other back-up candidates to show what they got. Especially the attack with the old working horse Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez needs at least one real good alternative as far as the big tournament next Summer in Brazil is concerned. Therefore the upcoming 2 matches against Ecuador and the US National team are a big chance for Freiburgs striker Max Kruse to confirm his great form of last season here in the German National team too.
In general the atmosphere around the team on this trip is very good as all the players belonging to the squad like this tour but there are some factors that point into the direction that concerning the results on the field。in the end this tour might not be a very successful one Especially the form of the players in the offensive midfield has to be questioned
as Andre Schürrle should be some kinda absent- minded because of his future that still is unclear as his big wish to move to Chelsea still has not beenn fulfilled yet. Also Schalkes Julian Draxler not fully fit after a small surgery on his arm.
In addition to all this it is also the climatic change from the cold German weather to the hot and steamy climate around Miami that should be a big problem for the players especially after the long season. Coach Reinaldo Ruedas Ecuadorian team has 2 qualification matches ahead this June against Peru on the 8th and Argentina on the 11th but as currently they are on the 2nd position in the qualification group it looks like this team should rather easily reach its aim to qualify for the WC in Brazil. Therefore Rueda announced that he will play with the best team available in this encounter. The top star of this team is offensive midfielder Antonio Valencia from Manchester United and all in all Ecuador can count on all of its 10 legionary players that do not play in the home league with the exception of Felipe Caicedo from Lok Moscow who is injured. Considering all these facts I definitely cannot see an easy win by the German team. I would even not be surprised in case Ecuador would win this match.
My pick: ECUADOR +1 ; odds around 1.93; stakes 8