The reigning world champions are in dire straits in Group F. If Mexico beat South Korea on Saturday that will move them to six points, and so the pressure is on Germany who claim victory against a Sweden side already off the mark at World Cup 2018. It’s a fascinating set-up, and one that most Germans presumably weren’t expecting. So can they right the wrongs of their opening match? Here’s our Germany vs Sweden betting tips.
The world champions were outplayed by Mexico in their opening game, and it was a performance that was wholly un-German like in its inefficiency and ill-discipline.
You could argue they were unlucky, having hit the woodwork twice and fashioned nine shots on target.
But actually, the Mexicans timed their counter attacks with precision, and with Germany’s right back Joshua Kimmich everywhere but where he needed to be, and Sami Khedira looking strangely ill at ease in midfield, you could say that the Central Americans just about deserved their win.
Hence the pressure on Joachim Low to produce a result against a Sweden outfit who are capable, if not sensational. Can his troops get the job done? Let’s take a look with our Germany vs Sweden betting tips.
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Germany vs Sweden Betting Tips
Surely, there is no way that the world champions can produce as ill-conceived a performance as they did against the Mexicans.
Manager Low has to carry the can, allowing full backs Joshua Kimmich and Marvin Plattenhardt bomb forward with scant regard for Mexico’s pace down the flanks; notably Hirving Lozano, who notched the winner for his side.
Expect a more disciplined approach on Saturday then – the Germans won’t make the same mistake twice, and consequently they should be back to somewhere near their best.
As for Sweden, they produced a wholly unremarkable performance in the win against South Korea, and you certainly wouldn’t expect them to have the firepower to hurt the Germans….assuming they turn up, that is.
The Swedes have a front two of Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen that is almost wholly devoid of goalscoring threat, and really their best hope is from one of Seb Larsson’s set pieces; this is a powerful Swedish side from an aerial perspective.
Ozil, Draxler, Muller, Kroos….that’s a quartet that could overrun Sweden’s midfield; particularly given the lack of athleticism that Larsson and Albin Ekdal possess.
And so the first of our Germany vs Sweden betting tips is completely straightforward: Germany to Win at 1/2 (1.50) with William Hill.
Germany vs Sweden Betting Tips: Side Markets
Fifteen of the twenty four World Cup 2018 matches played thus far have witnessed two or fewer goals.
Why is that? Pressure to succeed? Fear of failure? Severely warm temperatures?
Whatever the reason, this has been a low-scoring World Cup, and in a game of cat-and-mouse like this – Sweden will look to defend, first and foremost- we can see that pattern being extended.
And so Under 2.5 Goals is our play at 10/11 (1.91) with Netbet.