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Germany was the first team to clinch a spot in Qatar 2022, so not much will be on the line Thursday when it hosts Liechtenstein in a 2022 UEFA World Cup Qualifying group-stage match. Germany (7-0-1) will be trying to stay healthy, while Liechtenstein (0-7-1) has no chance to move on. But that makes for an interesting matchup from a bettors' perspective, and the big question is, how many goals can the Germans win by? Can tiny Liechtenstein pull off the unthinkable against a German squad of reserves? The teams met in a group match in September, and the Germans won 2-0 in Hansi Flick's first game as manager. They have won five straight since he took over.

Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany is the -20000 favorite (risk $20000 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Germany vs. Liechtenstein odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Liechtenstein is the +10000 underdog, a draw is listed at +2800 and the over-under for total goals is 5.5. Before locking in any Liechtenstein vs. Germany picks or make any 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say. 

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken a close look at the Liechtenstein vs. Germany matchup and revealed its FIFA World Cup Qualifying picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Germany vs. Liechtenstein:  

  • Germany vs. Liechtenstein: Germany -6 (+100) 
  • Germany vs. Liechtenstein over-under: 5.5 goals (under +100, over -137)
  • Germany vs. Liechtenstein money line: Liechtenstein +10000, Germany -20000, Draw +2800 
  • LTN: Nicolas Hasler is fourth on the all-time scoring list with five goals 
  • GER: Leroy Sane has 45 goals and 46 assists in 180 career club matches

Why you should back Germany

Flick is likely to rest a lot of his key pieces, but even the worst player on his roster would be a star for tiny Liechtenstein. The Reds-Blues have allowed at least four goals in six of their last 10 games, including a 5-1 loss to Faroe Islands. They have scored just two and given up 23 in the eight qualifying matches, while Die Mannschaft has scored 23 and conceded three. Germany held the ball for 86 percent of the 2-0 victory in September, outshooting Liechtenstein 30-2. The Germans have scored 18 goals while allowing one since Flick took the reins from Joachim Low.

Leroy Sane, who scored one of the goals in that match, should play a key role with scorers like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz sidelined. Ilkay Gundogan has two goals in qualifying and could also get the nod, while Lukas Nmecha could make his international debut in the stadium where he plays his club soccer. The 22-year-old has four goals for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this season. Die Mannschaft has won the past four meetings by a combined 20-2, and the German defense could be even more stout than usual with no reason to push forward in search of goals.

Why you should back Liechtenstein

The Reds-Blues will bunker down with a five-man defense and try to wait out the Germans. They also hope to take advantage of Germany's indifference in this match. The Germans will be trying to stay healthy for future club and international competitions, so they won't be flying in for any hard tackles. Germany could have some organizational issues with a strange mix of players and a relatively unfamiliar manager. The forwards, especially Nmecha, also will want to impress, and their aggressiveness could leave Die Mannschaft's back line vulnerable to counter-attack. 

Dennis Salanovic, Yanik Frick and Noah Frick are all capable strikers, and the midfield and defense have plenty of international experience. Martin Buchel, who leads the team with 89 international caps, and captain Nicolas Hasler, who has 80, will run the show in midfield along with Livio Meier.  

How to make Liechtenstein vs. Germany picks

Green has taken an in-depth look at the Germany vs. Liechtenstein matchup from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also has two confident best bets, including a strong play on one side, and a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his coveted World Cup Qualifying picks at SportsLine.

So what are the best bets for Germany vs. Liechtenstein in Thursday's 2022 UEFA World Cup Qualifier? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Germany vs. Liechtenstein, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.