Borussia Moenchengladbach won their fourth straight league game by beating VfB Stuttgart 2-0 on Friday.
England slumped to back-to-back defeats at Wembley for the first time since 1977 as Germany beat the hosts 1-0 in a friendly.
Tom Adams grades the England players following their 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany at Wembley.
Steven Gerrard insists England are much better equipped to tackle Germany than they were three years ago.
Miroslav Klose has been ruled out of Germany's friendlies against Italy and England while Per Mertesacker will also miss the game in Milan.
Germany's hopes of ending an 18-year wait for international success hinge on the sealing of a porous defence.
Germany may be missing more than half a dozen key players through injuries, including their top strikers, but anything other than automatic World Cup
Borussia Dortmund suffered their first defeat of the season, a shock 2-0 loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Joachim Loew once again overlooked last season's Bundesliga top scorer Stefan Kiessling for their World Cup qualifiers.
Out-of-favour Germany forward Stefan Kiessling could earn a surprise recall to the national team for the first time since 2010.
Arkadiusz Milik's 88th-minute equaliser earned Augsburg a deserved 2-2 draw against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Germany forward Miroslav Klose could miss the World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden next month after foot surgery.
Freiburg's joyous celebrations for clinching a first European spot in 12 years have turned into a hangover this season.
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