Glasgow - Joachim Löw’s Germany take on Scotland on Monday evening (kick-off 20:45 CEST) knowing that victory could be enough to seal a place at UEFA EURO 2016 in France next summer.

Victory over the Scots, combined with a defeat for the Republic of Ireland at home to Georgia, will leave Germany seven points clear of third place with just two games to play. Victory at Hampden Park cannot be taken for granted, however, with Scotland pushing the world champions all the way before slipping to a 2-1 loss in the reverse fixture. previews the action…

Top facts

  • A Thomas Müller brace was enough to give Germany an unconvincing win against Scotland in Dortmund last September in die Nationalmannschaft’s first competitive outing since winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Germany are unbeaten in their seven competitive matches against Scotland, winning five and drawing two, with both stalemates coming away from home.
  • Scotland have won their last four competitive home games, including three matches in EURO 2016 qualifying.
  • Germany’s 2-0 loss to Poland in October 2014 was their first defeat away from home in a tournament qualifier since a 1-0 reverse to Turkey in October 1998

Possible line-ups

Scotland: Marshall – Hutton, Martin, Mulgrew, Robertson – Maloney, Morrison, Brown, Anya,– Naismith, Fletcher

Germany: Neuer - Rudy, Boateng, Hummels, Hector – Kroos, Schweinsteiger – Müller, Özil, Bellarabi – Götze