Thursday brings the start of a new era for Germany with Hansi Flick taking charge of his first game after replacing Joachim Low who stepped down following Euro 2020. Die Mannschaft had an underwhelming tournament, knocked out at the round-of-16 by England having won just one of their four games (against Portugal in the group stage), so will be looking for a bounce under their new boss. Germany also entered their break from World Cup qualifying on a low, beaten 2-1 by North Macedonia who currently sit above them in the table and keeping them out of contention for qualification (though there are still seven games left to play).
It’s not the best time, then, for Liechtenstein to welcome Germany, as the hosts search for just a third win in World Cup qualifying since their first campaign ahead of France 1998. Liechtenstein’s two previous victories both came in the qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, meaning it has now been 15 years since they last tasted glory (although they have managed four wins in European Championships qualifying since). They currently sit bottom of the qualifying group with three defeats from their three games, conceding 10 goals and scoring just one, against Iceland in an eventual 4-1 defeat.
Liechtenstein vs Germany: Match Stats
Although Germany appear to lack a natural goalscoring striker in their squad, Serge Gnabry is often the man to pick up the slack, starting through the middle during Joachim Low’s era. The Bayern Munich winger has a respectable record for the German national team, scoring 16 goals in 26 games including the only goal in a 1-0 win over Romania during this current World Cup qualifying campaign.
With Germany entering a new era, the players will undoubtedly want to impress Flick going forward and an emphatic win will be the goal. After a narrow 1-0 defeat to Armenia, Liechtenstein were thrashed 5-0 by North Macedonia and 4-1 by Iceland, with their defence proving more than leaky. Germany also showed they do have goals in them with their 4-2 win over Portugal at Euro 2020, meaning we could be in for a goal fest.
Liechtenstein vs Germany: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Liechtenstein 0-6 Germany
Liechtenstein vs Germany: Odds
Liechtenstein vs Germany: Head to Head
28 March 2009 – Germany 4-0 Liechtenstein – World Cup Qualifier
6 September 2008 – Liechtenstein 0-6 Germany – World Cup Qualifier
7 June 2000 – Germany 8-2 Liechtenstein – Friendly
4 June 1996 – Germany 9-1 Liechtenstein – Friendly
Liechtenstein haven’t faced the wrath of Germany on too many occasions, with this match being just the fifth meeting between these two sides. Predictably, Germany have won the previous four meetings, scoring 29 goals and conceding just three.