Germany face Spain at the Al-Bayt Stadium this Sunday as they look to go all out to find the three points in a crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup match. Germany’s recent 2-1 defeat to Japan has dampened their confidence going into this game.
Hansi Flick will deploy his players in a 4-2-3-1 formation and can stick to the same starting lineup as Japan’s starting lineup. We can, therefore, once again look to Kai Havertz to lead the German national team to the title.
4-2-3-1 Predicted lineup for Germany vs Spain
Manuel Neuer will be Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper after scoring several goals at the last World Cup. Antonio Rudiger will resume his defensive partnership with Nico Schlotterbeck as the center forward in Flick’s defence, and they will focus on preventing opponents from creating too many chances in the 90 minutes.
Niklas Sule will play at right-back, while David Raum hopes to perform well at left-back on the other flank. Flick will give them both the freedom to go forward and create some good chances out wide.
Thilo Kehrer will have to sit on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive position.
Ilkay Gundogan and Joshua Kimmich will be the mainstays in Germany’s midfield as they try to win a 50-50 battle in the center of the park.
The talented trio of Jamal Musiala, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry will play ahead of them as part of Flick’s offense. Both Musiala and Gnabry will have to stretch the pitch on the flanks, while Muller will hope to make the most of his experience and guile in the No. 10 position.
Leon Goretzka and Mario Gotze will have options on the bench as they wait for chances to draw attention in the second half if need be.
Kai Havertz will lead Flick’s side in attack. The German striker is keen to do better at this World Cup at the Albert Stadium after a poor performance against Japan.
Youssoufa Moukoko and Leroy Sane will have to be content with their spots on the bench, but could have a chance to impress if Flick decides to call their services.