Germany vs Sweden preview, betting tips and prediction

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Die Mannschaft need to win to stay afloat

Germany to win under 2.5 goals @ 21/10 with Betfair

Germany face Sweden in their second game of Group F at this summer’s World Cup, and they are facing a pressure that they would not have been expecting. Die Mannschaft lost their opener to an energetic, intense and powerful Mexico side that fully deserved to win the game and some would say that result was coming for Joachim Löw’s side after their awful run in the friendlies leading up to the tournament. But they are probably the strongest side in the competition mentally, having reached the last six major tournament semi finals. If ever there was a time to show it, it is now. It will be tough and it’ll be nervy, but we think Germany will get over the line and kickstart their chase to retain the trophy.

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Sweden won their first game, against South Korea, but they did look like they lacked goals. Emil Forsberg, who plays in Germany with RB Leipzig, is their chief creator but he didn’t have his best game, while their top scorer in qualification, Marcus Berg, missed a couple of good chances. Germany were overrun in midfield by Mexico, but Sweden do not approach the game in the same style with the high press. Löw’s men should find it easier to get into their rhythm, while Timo Werner will be on the hunt for his first howl of the tournament. Normal service should resume on Saturday.

The obvious man to back in the goalscoring market is obviously Werner, and he can be found at 6/5 anytime. But there might actually be value in backing the right back, Joshua Kimmich. He is a long shot, at 8/1, but he does get forward often and the way Germany play should allow him some freedom.

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