World champions Germany and Sweden match up in Group F on Saturday 23rd June, with the Germans tipped to bounce back from an opening day defeat. This group also contains Mexico and South Korea.
Where and when: Fisht Stadium, Sochi – 23 June, kick-off 19:00
Where you can see Germany vs. Sweden: William Hill, ITV
Last time: This will be the 37th meeting between these two sides, with Germany winning the last meeting 5-3 back in October 2013 in a World Cup qualifier.
|Under 2.5 goals||1||Offer|
|Double chance Sweden-draw||11/5||Offer|
Germany vs. Sweden Predictions and Preview
Group F has been blow wide open by Germany’s opening day defeat to Mexico coupled with Sweden’s victory over South Korea.
The world champions now must aim to win both of their remaining both matches to be confident of progression into the last 16 of the tournament.
Joachim Low’s side won all 10 qualification matches but below par performances and results in warm-up matches should have acted as a warning that this could be a tough tournament.
Sweden began the group as third favourites to progress behind Die Mannschaft and Mexico but the opening set of results has placed the Scandinavians in a strong position to advance.
However, the Germans are clear favourites to win this game at odds of 2/5, with a Sweden victory available at 9/1 and the draw priced at 4/1
Under 2.5 goals is available at 1 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Sweden to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 11/5.
If you fancy Germany to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 11/10.
One to watch for Germany: Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has scored 38 international goals for Germany, more than any other active player for his country.
One to watch for Sweden: Marcus Berg has netted 18 goals for Sweden and whilst he cannot replace the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he is his nation’s main goal threat.
Long shot: Sweden are likely to employ conservative tactics in each group game but will hope to play for a 0-0 in this encounter and nullify Germany’s array of attacking stars. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 11/1.