Germany vs. Sweden Prediction
Germany is in a desperate spot after losing its first game of the World Cup, while Sweden is the Group F co-leader after a narrow win. Will Germany bounce back with a win as favorites today against the Swedes?
97881 Sweden vs. 97882 Germany
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Fisht Stadium at 2PM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, Germany is a -196 favorite to win on the moneyline. Sweden is a +550 underdog, while a draw bet is set at +325. The total sits at 2.5 goals.
Germany frustrated in defeat
Despite dominating much of the action Sunday in its Group F opener against Mexico, the 2014 World Cup champions in Germany were unable to get anything to hit the back of the net in a 1-0 loss. The game's lone goal was scored in the 35th minute by Hirving Lozano. Germany held 61 percent of the possession and had a whopping 25 shots (nine on goal), while also generating 10 corner kicks. Somehow, it all still led to being shut out.
Sweden looks sharp in win
It was a strong defensive effort by Sweden in a 1-0 victory over South Korea to put it tied atop the Group F table. Sweden allowed only five shots and none were on goal. Sweden had 15 shots (five on goal) of its own, but did not break through in the scoring column until a penalty kick made by Andreas Granqvist in the 65th minute. Sweden had six corner kicks in the match and committed 20 fouls, while South Korea was assessed 23 fouls.
Germany can't rest on its laurels for this one and I don't expect that to happen. Despite some injury concerns, expect the Germans to be on its game and secure the win. A loss would eliminate Germany entirely from advancing, while a draw would leave only a small amount of hope. Germany will play with that kind of desperation.
WORLD CUP DAILY PREDICTION: GERMANY -196