Current Form: England vs Germany
England will be hoping that the support of a sell-out home crowd at Wembley will be enough to rally them when Germany come to town on Saturday. Phil Neville's side have been in disappointing form as of late, with just one victory in their last four matches since the World Cup, and injuries certainly have not helped in keeping any kind of consistency in the team's ranks.
Despite the encouraging and hard fought win over a tough Portuguese side, they'll come into this contest with a slew of key players on the treatment table, making Neville's selection for his starting XI even more difficult, and although England, as hosts for the EURO 2021 tournament do not have to play any qualifying games, they do have the upcoing Tokyo Olympics next year to concern themselves with.
Meanwhile, Germany have only lost one game since the start of 2019. However, the no. 2-ranked side in women's football have more than recovered since, as they come into this game having won their last four fixtures. Die Nationalelf looked like their true self as they easily swept aside their opponents without conceding a goal, but then again, playing against Montenegro, Ukraine (twice), and Greece, would hardly make Germany break a sweat as they cruised to very comfortable victories. Over the course of those four games, they outscored their weaker opponents by a whopping margin of 31 goals to zero, and are well on course to securing their spot at EURO 2021.
Still, it's exactly the confidence booster Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side would gladly take after their shock early World Cup elimination this summer, and they definitely come into this friendly match in much better form than their hosts.
Ironically, both England and Germany do have something in common: They saw their World Cup dreams ended by none other than Sweden this past summer. For the Three Lionesses, the Scandanivian side snatched victory during the consolation game, which denied them a chance at winning bronze. Meanwhile, die Nationalelf were beaten by the Blågult in a competitive game for the first time since 1991.
Team news: England vs Germany
England: Jill Scott, Georgia Stanway and Millie Bright have all had to withdraw from the team due to injury. In addition, both Fran Kirby and Toni Duggan are also set to be absent from this fixture as a result of recent injuries, but star striker Ellen White, who scored six goals in France, is back in the fold after shaking off her own injury troubles.
Germany: Unlike their hosts, Germany don't have a slew of injury worries ahead of this game.
Match facts: England vs Germany
- England and Germany have met 25 times prior to this contest, so are very familiar foes indeed
- However, the Three Lionesses have won just ONCE in that time-frame...
- That was during the third-place consolation game during the 2015 World Cup
- ...while die Nationalelf have won a whopping 20 times (D4)
Where to watch England vs Germany live on November 9, 2019
Can't make it to Wembley? Fans in the UK can catch the game on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC Two, BBC Scotland, and BBC Sport Live.
Eurosport and DAZN Germany will be showing England vs Germany in Germany.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow England vs Germany:
England vs Germany Broadcast Information
Stadium: Wembley Stadium (London)
Germany: DAZN Germany, Eurosport
Portugal: Canal 11
United Kingdom: BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport Live, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer