Germany vs Sweden – Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips

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Date: 24th June – 01:00 AEST
Group F – Fisht Stadium – TV: Fox Sports

 Germany 1.50 | Draw 4.00 | Sweden 6.50

Germany vs Sweden Predictions

Germany were rocked by a spirited Mexican performance in their opener and went down 1-0 much to the shock of the watching world. All doesn’t seem quite right in the German camp and Sweden will arrive full of confidence after rolling over South Korea. William Hill has Germany as heavy favourites at odds of 1.33 so, despite what is going on behind the scenes, Low’s men are still backed to get the job done.

Match Odds

Germany vs Sweden Score Prediction

Joachim Low’s men cannot afford to slip up again or else face going home with a group game still to play. That being the case, Low will set his charges up to carry out a clinical performance where they have structure and balance at the back and up top. Germany to win 1-0 is priced at 7.00 by Bet365.

Over/Under Prediction

This will be a cagey affair, with the Swedes looking to steal a win at best or settle for a point at worst. Under 2.5 Goals with Betstar is the way to go at odds of 2.00

Both Teams To Score Prediction

The Swedes aren’t prolific scorers and play to a gameplan that is watchful and cautious and that will mean Germany are the only team likely to find the back of the net. Find both teams not to score with Crownbet at 1.65.

Group Standings

Germany’s loss to Mexico gives Group F an unexpected look and there is a growing feeling that this group may not play out the way punters first thought. Sweden and Mexico will be quietly confident of making the round of 16.


  • Germany’s loss to Mexico made it three losses in five games for Low’s men
  • Germany haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven games
  • Under 0.5 Goals in the first half is at odds of 3.2 with Betfair
  • Sweden’s clean sheet against South Korea was their third in a row



European rivals, Germany (the defending World Cup Champions) and Sweden meet in 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F action, with a spot in the knockout round potentially the reward. The outcome of this match is critical in deciding which of the two form teams progress through to knockout play from Group F.

Head-to-Head Record

The two teams have met 36 times before, for 15 German wins, 13 Swedish wins and 8 draws. Most recently;

  • 2012 – Germany 4 Sweden 4
  • 2013 – Germany 5 Sweden 3

World Cup Qualifiers


Germany waltzed unbeaten to the World Cup with automatic qualification by winning the highly competitive UEFA-Group-C containing quality teams, Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino.


Germany under super-coach Joachim Löw played sublime football, scoring a mountain of goals (43) along the way to qualification, including;

  • Germany 3 Norway 0
  • Germany 3 Czech Republic 0
  • Germany 4 Azerbaijan 1
  • Germany 6 Norway 0 and;
  • Germany 2 Northern Ireland 1

Germany have an embarrassment of riches across the park with quality players in every position and in Joachim Löw, they have the best strategic coach in international football, who is looking for a second-straight World Cup win.

Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers

Thomas Muller

Julian Draxler


Sweden went toe-to-toe with powerful teams France and the Netherlands in UEFA World Cup Qualifying Group A, finishing equal second on points with The Netherlands and eventually took second place in the group on goal difference. They famously progressed to the World Cup in a two-legged play-off with international football powerhouse, Italy, 1-0 and 0-0.


Sweden produced some excellent performances in qualification including;

  • Sweden 1 Italy 0
  • Sweden 3 Bulgaria 0
  • Sweden 4 Belarus 0 and;
  • Sweden 2 France 1

Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers

Marcus Berg

Emil Forsberg

Why Should I Bet On Germany Against Sweden?

World Cup 2018: Germany vs Sweden Best Bets

The holders were stunned in their opening game. Germany simply couldn’t handle the fire that Mexico brought. Mexico closed down Germany all over the field. The press of Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, and Carlos Vela caused the slow and ageing German backline problems time after time. If Mexico’s last ball was better, they could have won three or four goals to nil.

Sweden weren’t overly impressive in their matchup with the Korea Republic. The slide tackles in the box of the Asian team were pin perfect for much of the game, but eventually one resulted in a penalty. Sweden had to fight off a more attacking Korea in the final 15 minutes but managed to hold on. Germany should prove to be a very different challenge on the 24th June (1 am AEST), for which Sweden are at 9.00 to win with bet365.

Germany to win and both teams not to score

The Sweden team doesn’t possess much by way of flair outside of winger Emil Forsberg – who Korea managed to keep very quiet. Strikers Ola Toivonen and Marcus Berg should prove to be much easier marking assignments than the Mexican strike force did for Germany.

The German backline may need some help from midfield from Sami Khedira, or perhaps Ilkay Gundogan to do this, but Germany should manage to keep Sweden off of the score sheet. With Crownbet, Germany to win and both teams not to score is at 2.03.

Germany to win -1

Even though he scored the winning penalty, Andreas Granqvist was exposed and beaten on numerous occasions against the Korea Republic. With the likes of Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler, Timo Werner, and Julian Brandt in their arsenal, Granqvist will likely experience more troubles in this game.

Bar a total collapse of the German defence again, they should be able to pull ahead by a couple of goals over the game. For Germany to win -1, Bookmaker gives odds of 2.00.


 Germany 1.50 | Draw 4.00 | Sweden 6.50



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