Germany v Sweden Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201823rd June 2018 / lee
Germany v Sweden World Cup 2018, 23rd June – 7.00 p.m
There is a bit of pressure on Germany in this one now after suffering a shock opening defeat against Mexico. They cannot afford for this one to go the same way. This is a big European duel with Sweden that they will go into on the weekend and what will make life tougher for the Germans is that the Swedes have three points on the board already and would be pretty happy with a point out of this more likely than not.
Germany v Sweden Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.)
Germany v Sweden Betting Tips
What can Germany come up with in this one? Perhaps the biggest question of all is how will they handle this pressure? Their form isn’t there at the moment as they are just W1 D2 L3 in their last six games. The win in that sequence was a 2-1 success over Saudi Arabia in their final warm-up match ahead of the World Cup and they were pushed hard in that one. So things aren’t clicking and how often are you going to be looking a Germany form and see three losses in their last four games? The reigning World Champions suffered a 1-0 reverse against Mexico in their opener, enjoying plenty of the ball but lacking a cutting edge in and around the box. They were the joint top-scorers in the UEFA zone for World Cup 2018 qualifying, but they are having their struggles at the moment. Germany haven’t managed more than one goal in any of their last five games played. Still Both teams to score at bet365 is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) is a tip in our Germany v Sweden predictions.
The Germans do have scoring power there with the likes of Thomas Muller and Timo Werner, the latter being the 15/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). Can they get it together? The bigger concern perhaps is over their defensive record which is very un-German like. Die Mannschaft have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven games played now and that is going to leave them vulnerable in this challenge until they sharpen up there. The shortest-priced option available in the bet365 correct score market is 5/1 on a Germany 1-0 however if you are backing the Germans then a 2-1 option at 15/2* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). We are going to suggest that 2-1 in our Germany v Sweden betting tips as being the better option. Apparently, they have had some crisis talks because of their form, but they won’t change things much and they are still one of the best sides around on their day. This is going to be some test for them though.
Sweden have a bit of confidence behind them as they go into this having beaten South Korea in their opening game. That win came from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after VAR stepped into to hand the Swedes the opportunity. Sweden were on fire in front of goal during their qualification campaign, but they have been really off the boil up front since edging Italy 1-0 on aggregate in the World Cup qualification play odds. Sweden have failed to score in three of their last four games now and the last time they managed more than one goal in a game was back in early October last year, not achieving that in any of their last nine matches (W2 D4 L3). That penalty kick against South Korea is their only goal in their last four games so that lack of scoring is a concern for them. But with Germany’s defence leaking at the moment, they will fancy getting in among it. There is a huge incentive here for Sweden to really push and win, but a draw guarantees that they will finish above Germany and they may settle for that and a Sweden-Draw Double Chance is at 2/1 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.).
Germany v Sweden Head to Head
The last time that these two were together was in World Cup 2014 qualification and there were two humdingers of games. The first produced a stunning 4-4 draw with Sweden fighting back from 4-0 down in the second half to grab an unlikely point. Germany then ran out 5-3 winners in the reverse fixture. Let’s hope for more of that. Germany are 5-0 up over Sweden in the head to head with two drawn matches.
Who will win – Germany v Sweden Predictions
Something looked off about Germany in their opening defeat and because of that, we are going to roll with the Swedes getting a draw out of this. Germany’s defence has not been at the races for a while and although Sweden aren’t in great winning form, our Germany v Sweden betting tips are looking at a Sweden-Draw Double Chance to offer some appeal.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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