Germany vs Sweden | World Cup 2018 Betting Tip
Germany are looking to claim their first win of the 2018 World Cup when they take on Sweden in Sochi on Saturday evening, with Joachim Low undoubtedly hoping for a major response from his team following their defeat to Mexico. However, with Sweden having three points to their name thanks to an opening Group F victory over South Korea, it promises to be a tense affair at the Fisht Stadium.
Action in Group F resumes this weekend, with Germany taking on European rivals Sweden in Sochi. Having come into the tournament as one of the favourites, Germany showed little during their defeat against Mexico, offering their Scandinavian opponents hope of causing another shock. Will Germany’s efficiency tell this time around? Or will Sweden’s resilience once again serve them well? For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Germany.
Germany Team News & Form
Having qualified for the finals thanks to a 100% winning record during qualifying, Germany headed to Russia full of confidence. However, an opening defeat to Mexico may just have some players questioning themselves, while manager Low is under pressure following his decisions surrounding their playing squad. However, the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos and Timo Werner mean that Germany should create chances against Sweden, with few changes expected to their starting line-up. Germany have lost just twice in their last 20 matches in all competitions.
Sweden Team News & Form
A goal from Captain Andreas Granqvist was enough to hand Sweden victory against South Korea, however the chances missed will have been of concern to manager Janne Andersson. Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof is expected to return to the starting eleven against Germany following illness, otherwise it should be a familiar looking look for the away side. Sweden have scored just three goals in their last eight matches, with the pressure on the likes of Marcus Berg and Emil Forsberg in attack.
Germany vs Sweden Head to Head
The two nations have met five times since 2000, with Germany yet to suffer defeat against Sweden in such encounters. This run includes three wins and two draws, however the last two matches between the European duo have registered a massive 16 goals, including a 4-4 draw in 2014 World Cup qualifying.
Germany vs Sweden Betting Odds and Predictions
Despite their performance in their opening match against Mexico, their status as the defending champions means that it comes as little surprise that Germany are the firm favourites for victory with all major online bookmakers. Joachim Low’s side are available to back at odds of 8/15 with William Hill, while Sweden are priced at 6/1 on the same platform to claim a surprise success. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is available at 17/5 with Paddy Power.
Top Germany vs Sweden Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on Germany winning and under 2.5 goals being scored during the 90 minutes in Sochi, a market is available at a best price of 13/5 with Ladbrokes.