Scotland welcome World Champions Germany to Hampden tonight aiming to bounce back from Friday’s defeat to Georgia.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup winners beat Poland on Friday to go top of Group D and will be playing in Glasgow for the first time since a 1-1 draw back in 2003.

Bundesliga correspondent Ross Dunbar gives us the lowdown on what to expect from Joachim Löw’s side:

How are Germany likely to set-up tactically against Scotland?
Joachim Low isn’t a fan of formation talk, etc. He says the key thing is the combinations between the players and the passages of play. But if we’re trying to simplify it, then I’d expect a 4-1-4-1 formation. Mario Gotze will likely lead from the front, but opening space for the four attacking-midfielders. Perhaps Ilkay Gundogan will be given a start to give some grit and intensity to the midfield after coming off the bench against Poland on Friday.

How different is this team to the World Cup winners of 2014?
In terms of personnel, Philipp Lahm, Miroslav Klose and Per Mertesacker have all retired from national team duties. At left-back, Jonas Hector has been rewarded and is a more natural fit than Benedikt Howedes. It’s difficult to compare also because I don’t think it was totally down to Germany’s on-pitch brilliance in Brazil. Their attention to detail, their ability to recover from gruelling games, the depth in the squad, the use of sports science, the fact that they built their own training camp from scratch  - all of those were just as important. So I suppose there’s truth to the old adage that Germany are the best ‘tournament team’.

What has been the opinion on Germany’s Group D campaign from back home in Germany?
When you encounter hardcore club football fans, the opinion of Joachim Low varies. Some find his football boring and bland, but others are disappointed at the change in playing identity in the German team. The World Cup win was massive for his credentials because in qualifying for other tournaments and in friendlies, they’ve been weak. The match on Friday against Poland was huge. Finishing second would have been deemed a failure from Germany’s point of view.

How can Scotland nullify the threat of Thomas Muller?
That’s the question which probably most Bundesliga coaches ask every week! Muller is undoubtedly one of Germany’s brilliant players, but he’s awfully difficult to pin down. What is he actually good at? He plays so much on the periphery that he’s not really a striker, yet when he finds space in the box he has those traditional killer instincts. I think, in an age when players are becoming so technically able, multi-skilled and all-rounders, pinning Muller down to a position is proving very hard for even coaches like Pep Guardiola and Thomas Muller. I suppose you stop him by stopping the fluidity of Germany’s game.

Score Prediction
I’ll be optimistic. 1-1.