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Bolstered German attack braced to brush Bosnia aside

| 03.06.2010

Germany v Bosnia-Herzegovina, kick-off Thursday 7.30pm

Germany coach Joachim Low had the unenviable task of having to cut just one player from his injury-hit group of 24 to form Germany’s final 23-man World Cup squad.

Andreas Beck was the unlucky player, and having broken the news to the Hoffenheim defender, Low has been preparing his group for their final friendly match against Bosnia before beginning their World Cup campaign against Australia on June 13th.

Germany are clear favourites for this fixture, and there should be little doubt of victory for the three-time World Cup winners as they are 2/7 to beat Bosnia.

Indeed, nothing less than a handsome win will do for a Germany side who have set their sights on a prolonged stay at this year’s World Cup.

Loew has signalled his attacking intent by naming six forwards in the party of 23, including Lukas Podolski and 2006 Golden Shoe winner Miroslav Klose.

Germany have won both their last games 3-0 – albeit against Malta and Hungary – and with this goalscoring form in mind, a 3-1 German victory is a very tempting proposition at the price of 10/1.

Bosnia will still be smarting from their World Cup qualifier play-off defeat to Portugal and, despite losing four of their last five matches, they will possess a serious goal threat.

Manchester City target Edin Džeko is one to watch, and the striker should be familiar to many in the German camp as he currently plays for Wolfsburg.

Other prospects on show could include German midfielder Mesut Ozil, and the Werder Bremen playmaker is hoping to force himself into Low’s starting line-up.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.