The United States Men’s National Team are ready for a test Saturday when they host four-time World Cup champions Germany in an International Friendly. The Americans are in the early stages of preparation for co-hosting the 2026 World Cup and are gearing up for the Concacaf Nations League next month. They are No. 11 in FIFA’s World Rankings and come in off a pair of easy friendly victories, beating Uzbekistan and Oman by a combined score of 7-0 last month. The Germans edged France 2-1 on Sept. 12 to snap a five-match winless run and rank 15th in the world. Germany are 7-0-4 against the USMNT, including three victories in the World Cup.
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET at Pratt and Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. The latest USMNT vs. Germany odds list Germany as -127 favorites (risk $127 to win $100). The USMNT are +290 underdogs, a draw is priced at +260 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Germnay vs. USMNT picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. Since the end of last year’s World Cup, Eimer has been red-hot on English Premier League picks, going 68-37-5 for a profit of almost $3,600 for $100 bettors. Overall, he is 202-187-10 (+25.99) on soccer picks over that span. Anyone following him is way up.
Now, Eimer has broken down USMNT vs. Germany from every angle and just revealed his picks and International Friendly predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Germany vs. USMNT:
- USMNT vs. Germany spread: Germany -0.5 (-120)
- USMNT vs. Germany over/under: 2.5 goals
- USMNT vs. Germany money line: USMNT +290, Germany -127, Draw +260
- USA: Has 37-6 goal advantage since its last loss, going 8-5-0.
- GER: Is 3-4-6 in the past year and has been outscored 23-20.
- USMNT vs. Germany picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Germany
Die Mannschaft should have confidence after beating a strong France team. Veterans Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane scored in that match, and the goal conceded came on a late penalty. Saturday’s match will be manager Julian Nagelsmann’s first in charge. He replaced Hansi Flick less than a month ago, and the players should be eager to play hard for the former RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich manager. The team is loaded with Bayern stars, so he will have an easy transition.
Muller, Sane, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich are among those players, and two Barcelona stars play key roles. Ilkay Gundogan, who has 17 international goals, is the captain, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen should be in net. He had 26 clean sheets for Barca last season, more than anyone in the Big Five leagues. Borussia Dortmund’s Niclas Fullkrug shared the Bundesliga lead with 16 goals in 2022-23 and has four in his past five appearances for Germany. Muller has 45 international goals. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back the USMNT
The Americans have been rolling and face a struggling German side in front of friendly fans. They have won the past two friendly matchups, in 2013 and 2015, with a 1-0 loss at the 2014 World Cup in between. The USMNT are on a 13-match unbeaten run since a 2-1 friendly loss to Serbia in January. The Americans reached the Round of 16 at the World Cup, while the Germans failed to advance from the group stage. Manager Gregg Berhalter has a loaded roster to set a strong lineup.
Christian Pulisic and 22-year-old Folarin Balogun both are in excellent form, and Gio Reyna is back from a long-term injury. Pulisic has four goals and an assist in eight matches, scoring in his past two, for AC Milan in Serie A. Balogun has scored three and has an assist in seven matches with Monaco in Ligue 1. Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Timothy Weah and Ricardo Pepi are all available to join the attack. Germany are 2-4-1 in friendly matches this year, and six of those were home games. See which team to pick here.
How to make USMNT vs. Germany picks
Eimer has broken down this International Friendly match from every possible angle and is leaning Under on the goal total. He has locked in two confident best bets, including a strong money-line play, and also is offering a full breakdown of this matchup. He’s sharing his USMNT vs. Germany picks and analysis only at SportsLine.
So who wins Germany vs. USMNT on Saturday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in USMNT vs. Germany have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is up 26 units since last year’s World Cup, and find out.