Defoe returns for England as Podolski bids farewell to Germany

Germany vs England - Match Preview and Odds

by Abi Moses on Monday 20th March, 2017


Football odds International Football betting Germany England Defoe Podolski Rooney Free Bets William Hill Bet Free Bets
William Hill free bet

William Hill

Free Bet

£30
With the Premier League taking a backseat for the next two weeks, international football will take centre stage. 
 
First up, England take on Germany in a friendly on Wednesday evening and the forwards for both sides are dominating the pre-match build up. 
 
Lukas Podolski is set to make his 130th and final appearance for Germany as the former Arsenal forward is set to make a farewell appearance in Dortmund. The 31 year old announced his retirement from international football after last summer's European Championships but the 2014 World Cup winner has been given the opportunity to say goodbye to the German fans. 
 
England's own goal-scoring great Wayne Rooney and his heir-apparent, Harry Kane have both been omitted from Gareth Southgate's squad. Kane is set to miss several weeks following an ankle injury sustained early in Tottenham's FA Cup win over Millwall. Rooney is back from his own injury setback, but it seems the international break came a little too early for England's record goal-scorer. 
 
When asked about Rooney's exclusion from his squad, Southgate said "The injury, coupled with the fact he's not really had a lot of game time recently and others have, has sort of determined my decision on that one. There are some very good players and it's a battle to get in this squad. Wayne totally understands that. He's the most realistic senior player I think I've dealt with in terms of how he views the game. He doesn't have any expectations of being treated differently or treated in a special way." 
 
In the absence of Rooney and Kane, Sunderland forward, Jermain Defoe has earned a deserved recall to the Three Lions squad. Defoe won the last of his 55 caps against Chile, back in November 2013 but 33 goals in 74 Premier League games since returning from the MLS in January 2015. 
 
Despite his three and a half year absence from the international fold, Defoe is the highest-capped outfield player in the current England squad. His 19 goals puts his head and shoulders above his England colleagues in the scoring charts. Jamie Vardy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with five each are the next best in a far-from-prolific squad. 
 
Current Match Odds (courtesy of William Hill): 
 
Germany - 8/11 
Draw - 14/5 
England - 4/1 
 
First Scorer Odds 
 
Mario Gomez (GER) - 7/2 
Lukas Podolski (GER) - 9/2 
Thomas Muller (GER) - 9/2 
Andre Schurrle (GER) - 5/1 
Mesut Ozil (GER) - 11/2 
Timo Werner (GER) - 11/2 
Julian Brandt (GER) - 6/1 
Julian Draxler (GER) - 6/1 
Leroy Sane (GER) - 6/1 
Toni Kroos (GER) - 7/1 
Jamie Vardy (ENG) - 15/2 
Jermain Defoe (ENG) - 15/2 
Marcus Rashford (ENG) - 15/2 
Sami Khedira (GER) - 15/2 
Joshua Kimmich (GER) - 8/1 
Dele Alli (ENG) - 9/1 
Raheem Sterling (ENG) - 11/1

Sports Free Bets see all

Coral free bet

Coral

Free Bet

£20
Sun Bets free bet

Sun Bets

Free Bet

£10
Betway free bet

Betway

Matched Deposit Bonus

£50
William Hill free bet

William Hill

Free Bet

£30
Ole777 free bet

Ole777

Free Bet

£30
Ladbrokes free bet

Ladbrokes

Free Bet

£30
Sky Bet free bet

Sky Bet

No Deposit Bonus

£10
888sport free bet

888sport

Treble Your Odds

£10
Paddy Power free bet

Paddy Power

Deposit Bonus

£30
NetBet free bet

NetBet

Welcome Bonus

£50
Stan James free bet

Stan James

Free Bet

£20
LeoVegas free bet

LeoVegas

Double Your Odds

£100
21Bet free bet

21Bet

Free Bet

£10
Bet365 free bet

Bet365

Matched Deposit Bonus

£200
BetVictor free bet

BetVictor

Free Bet

£40
BetStars free bet

BetStars

Free Bet

£20
Betfred free bet

Betfred

Deposit Bonus

£30
Grosvenor Sports free bet

Grosvenor Sports

Welcome Bonus

£20
Marathonbet free bet

Marathonbet

Free Bet

£20
Bwin free bet

Bwin

Deposit Bonus

£50
Smarkets free bet

Smarkets

Risk Free Bet

£10
Totesport free bet

Totesport

Free Bet

£25
Betfair free bet

Betfair

Free Bet

£30
32Red Sport free bet

32Red Sport

Welcome Bonus

£100
EnergyBet free bet

EnergyBet

Free Bet

£35
Toals free bet

Toals

Risk Free Bet

£10
BetBright free bet

BetBright

Free Bet

£100
188BET free bet

188BET

Free Bet

£30
Bet On Brazil free bet

Bet On Brazil

Deposit Bonus

£50
Boylesports free bet

Boylesports

Free Bet

£20
Fun88 free bet

Fun88

Free Bet

£50
Genting Bet free bet

Genting Bet

Risk Free Bet

£10
Betdaq free bet

Betdaq

Free Bet

£25
12BET free bet

12BET

Free Bet

£50
Unibet free bet

Unibet

Risk Free Bet

£30
TLCBET free bet

TLCBET

Free Bet

£20
McBookie free bet

McBookie

Free Bet

£25
TonyBet free bet

TonyBet

Free Bet

£100
138.com free bet

138.com

Free Bet

£10
Spreadex free bet

Spreadex

Free Bet

£200
Jetbull free bet

Jetbull

Deposit Bonus

£75
Sporting Index free bet

Sporting Index

Free Bet

£100
Bet at Home free bet

Bet at Home

Free Bet

£20
Dafabet free bet

Dafabet

Risk Free Bet

£30
Matchbook free bet

Matchbook

Free Bet

£30
SuperLenny free bet

SuperLenny

Risk Free Bet

£25
Bet Vernons free bet

Bet Vernons

Free Bet

£25
Betsafe free bet

Betsafe

Free Bet

£20
Mr Green Sports free bet

Mr Green Sports

Free Bet

£5
Mobilebet free bet

Mobilebet

Free Bet

£10
XTiP free bet

XTiP

Matched Deposit Bonus

£100
Sportingbet free bet

Sportingbet

Welcome Bonus

£50
Titan Bet free bet

Titan Bet

Deposit Bonus

£200
Winner Sports free bet

Winner Sports

Deposit Bonus

£200
Geoff Banks free bet

Geoff Banks

Free Bet

£30
Tommy French free bet

Tommy French

Free Bet

£500
Redbet free bet

Redbet

Free Bet

£50
Mark Jarvis free bet

Mark Jarvis

Free Bet

£10
Pridmore Sports free bet

Pridmore Sports

Free Bet

£10
Goodwin free bet

Goodwin

Free Bet

£10
Bruce Betting free bet

Bruce Betting

Free Bet

£500
dabblebet free bet

dabblebet

Free Bet

£25
DraftKings free bet

DraftKings

Deposit Bonus

£2
FanDuel free bet

FanDuel

Matched Deposit Bonus

£400
Free Bets UK Rewards free bet

Free Bets UK Rewards

No Deposit Bonus

£150
MintBet free bet

MintBet

Free Bet

£500
The Football Pools free bet

The Football Pools

Deposit Bonus

£10