Germany heads to the game with the bold decision by head coach Joachim Loew to drop a number of old guard as he looks to give the team a fresh face following a number of unconvincing performances in the past few months. Matts Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller have all been told their time at the team is over while a number of youngsters are set to get their debuts. Germany were relegated in the UEFA Nations League in a group that had France and Netherlands and four wins in the last 15 matches say all about their decline over the past few years. Meanwhile, they meet a Serbia team unbeaten in eight of their last 10 matches. Serbia have also not lost a game in their last six outings; their last loss came at the World Cup, in the 0 – 2 loss to Brazil. At the same tournament, Germany had a poor show, falling to Mexico and South Korea as their title defence ended at the group stage but they will take hope in the fact that they have not lost in any of their last five home matches. The two sides have met thrice before; in the last meeting, at the 2010 World Cup, Serbia picked a 1 – 0 win but earlier, Germany had beaten them in two friendly matches.