After an early stumble and a shock defeat to North Macedonia, Germany have come good in this World Cup qualifying group and have already secured their spot at Qatar 2022 with 7 wins out of 8 giving them an eight point gap over Romania, who currently sit in second place in this group. Now, they’ll be hoping to finish the group stage with a flourish against Liechtenstein and Armenia.
Hansi Flick is still getting to grips with the job after replacing Joachim Low as national team boss following the European Championships earlier in the year, but he started his tenure with a 0-2 win in the reverse of this fixture in St Gallen back in September. So far under the former Bayern Munich boss, the Germans have won all five of their matches, scoring 18 and conceded just once.
Liechtenstein are one of the minnows of European football and that much has been evident in this particular qualifying group. The Blues-Reds have picked up just one point from a possible 24 so far thanks to their draw with Armenia and their wait to reach a first ever major international tournament looks set to stretch on for a good few years yet.
Friendlies and Nations League fixtures against the likes of Luxembourg, San Marino and Gibraltar have at least seen Martin Stocklasa’s men avoid defeats in a few recent fixtures, but to say a win in Germany against this star-studded Mannschaft outfit would be a shock would be a huge understatement as there is a wide gulf in class between these two sides.
Germany vs Liechtenstein: Match Stats
Such one-sided affairs are often difficult to find value on, but we’re looking for a couple of more specific bets this time around than going for a handicap or overs/unders selection. One such pick is a 4-0 correct score bet. Die Mannschaft have won two of their last three games by that scoreline against Iceland and North Macedonia, while the Blue-Reds have lost their last two matches by the same scoreline.
Serge Gnabry has a terrific scoring record for his country, racking up 20 goals in 31 caps so far. Four of those goals have come in his last four appearances for Germany and indeed, he’s scored his country’s first goal in three of their last four games. As such, we’re backing the Bayern Munich star to open the scoring again on Thursday evening.
2 September 2021 – Liechtenstein 0-2 Germany – World Cup Qualifier
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 sixthmeeting between these two sides. Predictably, Germany have won the previous five meetings, scoring 31 goals and conceding just three.