USA almost secured progression into the next round against Portugal before their opponents had a late equalizer. All Jurgen Klinsmann need is a tight scoreline against their opponents to keep themselves safe. The decisive Group G match can go down to goal difference depending on the amount of goals from the other fixture. No changes look to be made from their last match as they prepare to face a tough German side.
Germany (4-3-3): Neuer, Mustafi, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes, Kroos, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Muller, Gotze
Germany want nothing less than a win, although a draw is enough to ensure a safe passage into the next round after slipping up against Ghana. Jerome Boateng is out with an injury as Shkodran Mustafi looks likely to take his place at right back. Sami Khedira may lose his starting slot in place of Bastian Schweinsteiger who recently returned from a slight knock.
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— Clint Dempsey (@clint_dempsey) June 25, 2014
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Germany and the USA have faced off nine times previously; there has never been a draw.
Germany have claimed six wins to the USA’s three across those nine matches.
The USA have played Germany twice before in the FIFA World Cup; losing both of those games to nil.
Germany were made to taste defeat in their last match against the USA; they were on the end of 4-3 defeat in Washington DC during June 2013.
Clint Dempsey bagged a brace during this game.
The USA have shipped 12 goals across their last four matches against Germany.
Their last 4 fixtures have produced 19 goals, an average of 4.8 per game.
USA have scored exactly twice in their last six matches in all competitions.
USA have scored in eight successive World Cup games, their best run since their opening eight matches (1930-1990).
Clint Dempsey has scored in three of his last four appearances for the USA.
Seven of USA’s last eight World Cup goals have come after half-time.
USA have conceded in each of their last 15 World Cup games against European opposition.
Germany have scored in 19 of their last 20 World Cup group games.