Germany v Sweden Betting Offers and Tips – Will Germany Return to Form?
The pressure is all on Germany this weekend, after a difficult start to their campaign in Russia. Joachim Loew had already focused on a run to the final, setting up their team base so they’d have light travels in the latter rounds. However, Germany’s hopes are in tatters, following their loss to Mexico. Will they bounce back in Sochi on Saturday night?
Germany v Sweden Betting Tips and Offers
- Under 2.5 Goals – Evens, BetVictor
- 1-0 to Germany – 11/2, Coral
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Germany v Sweden Preview – Pressure on Germany
If you’d told us that only one of these two sides would have three points going into this clash, we’d be busy congratulating South Korea for their win over the Swedes. Germany were shocked in their opener as they went down to Mexico, which leaves them scrapping for their future in the competition. Their main rivals are now Sweden, who started off with a victory, and now they could book a last 16 place with a win on Saturday. Will they be the latest side to shock the world champions?
There’s obviously the recent fates of defending champions to consider; three of the last four have exited at the group stage of the following World Cup. Germany aren’t expected to fall in a similar fashion, but as things stand they’re expected to meet Brazil in the next round in a heavyweight encounter, should they get that far. Can Germany revive their hopes of qualifying with a victory, or will Sweden pile even more pressure on?
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions
Manuel Neuer had another 90 minutes under his belt in the loss to Mexico, but he didn’t cover himself in glory. The Bayern Munich man is still set to start this weekend, and he’s backed his teammates to retain their places. The world champions are fully fit – like Sweden – and Neuer told the press that the side who lost last weekend would find a way to respond in Sochi.
Germany v Sweden – Swedes Likely to Frustrate Champions
Germany come into this clash priced up at 4/9 with Betfair to claim all three points. Sweden may be the side in form, but they sit out at 8/1 with Bet365 to claim a shock win (odds correct at time of publication and subject to change). Even a point looks unlikely, with the draw at 18/5 with 888Sport. However, those prices suggest this will be a very one-sided affair, and we can’t see the Germans having things that easy.
Sweden may have won their opener, but they had a tough battle against South Korea in that win. Their narrow 1-0 victory evoked memories of the Swedes’ path to the World Cup, as they beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate to qualify. They’re likely to put in another strong defensive display in this clash. We can see them frustrating a German side who struggled to click against Mexico. We’re backing under 2.5 goals at evens with BetVictor, while a 1-0 win for the Germans looks good at 11/2 with Coral.