Germany will face Hungary at the Red Bull Arena on Friday night, hoping to secure a victory in front of their home fans. The German players won a dominant 5-2 victory over Italy earlier this year, giving them a lot of confidence going into this game.
Hansi Flick will field a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his starting lineup for this game. Thilo Kehrer and Leon Goretzka will both start this game against the Hungarians.
Manuel Neuer will once again operate in between the sticks for Germany after conceding a couple of goals in his last Nations League appearance. We can expect Niklas Sule to resume his defensive partnership with Antonio Rudiger at the heart of Flick’s backline as they try to keep the opposition at bay throughout the game.
Thilo Kehrer could fill in as a makeshift right-back while David Raum hopes to give a good account of himself on the other side as the left-back. The flick will instruct both of them to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack.
Armel Bella-Kotchap will provide cover for the center-half positions on the bench.
Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka will anchor the midfield for the German national team as they look to establish their superiority over the opposition at the center of the park.
The talented trio of Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, and Jonas Hoffmann, who has enjoyed a good run of form in the Nations League, will play just ahead of them as part of Flick’s attack. Sane has made a decent start to this club campaign and will be expected to be a constant menace on the left wing.
Serge Gnabry will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to impress in the second half if required.
Timo Werner will lead the charge for Germany in the final third. The Red Bull Leipzig forward will have to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for his team on his own up top.
Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala will be named on the bench and might get a chance to come on and impress in the latter stages of the game if Germany is in need of a goal by then.