Germany vs Sweden Odds

Germany vs Sweden World Cup 2018

World Champions and four-time champions Germany will once again start as favourites when they take on fellow Europeans Sweden, although for the first time in memory the Germans will face elimination from the tournament if they are to lose. Sweden are in a great position to capitalise, although it's hard to see the number-one team losing twice in a row.

Germany were favourites to top Group F, and may still be able to achieve this feat if they overcome a Swedish side that has proven quite difficult to dispatch over the last two years. Sweden managed to qualify ahead of the Netherlands, and also knocked out Italy on their road to the World Cup, and will certainly be looking to employ the same tactics against the world-class Germans.

This match is very important for both sides. Sweden will know that a point or more here would do wonders ahead of their final match against Mexico, while Germany will know that a win will make their lives much easier ahead of their clash with Korea Republic.

There is a good chance we will see goals in this match. Germany crushed their qualification opponents on their way to achieving 43 goals in their ten matches, while Sweden too were the top scorers in their group, ahead of both the Netherlands and France. Emil Forsberg will be the key for the Swedes - he is one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga at the moment and will bring plenty of inside knowledge into the Swedish camp.

They will still have their work cut out against easily the best team in the world. Germany have ridiculous depth right now, and it's been well publicised that they won the 2017 Confederations Cup with what could be best described as a youth squad. With Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and company leading the way, it's looking like the Germans will again be too strong here.

Germany start at -249, which is definitely the best value on offer for their three group stage matches. The draw is available at +372, while a Swedish upset victory is paying +649. This match will certainly be closer than the majority of matches the Germans are involved in, but we think they will still be good enough for all three points. Our prediction is a 2-1 victory to the defending champions.

Germany vs Sweden Betting Tips

  • 1

    Which Teams Will Score? - Both Teams @ +103

  • 2

    Over/Under - Over +2.5 @ -119

  • 3

    Correct Score - Germany 2-1 @ +707

  • 4

    Matchbet and Totals - Germany and Over +2.5 Goals @ +108

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Germany are clear favourites in this match, and while their odds could be much lower, the risk vs return isn't great considering Sweden are a decent chance of snatching a draw in this match. Luckily, there are several alternatives that can be considered.

As we mentioned above, we are confident that there will be goals in this match, and we believe that despite Germany's miserly performance during qualification (they only conceded four goals in ten matches), Sweden are good enough to get a goal here. In the which teams will score market, the favourite is 'both teams', priced at +103.

It's also worth looking at the over/under market, which has a line set at +2.5 goals. You will get a similar price on the overs, which is the slight favourite (-119), and you can boost your odds further by combining this bet with the match result - simply select the matchbet and totals double.

For example, if you were to pick Germany to win and more than 2.5 goals in the match, you would receive odds of +108.

In this market, you can also bet more or less aggressively. You can change the line to sit anywhere from +1.5 to +4.5. It is hard to imagine that a German victory would be accompanied by less than 2 goals, so by taking the Germany and over 1.5 goals option, you are increasing your odds from -249 to -161 without really increasing the risk. Smart betting opportunities are available if you take the time to look.

Don't forget that you can always win big if you predict the correct score. Our pick of 2-1 is paying +707, while Germany 1-0 (+489) and Germany 2-0 (+480) are the favoured results. If you think that Sweden are good value to draw the match, the 1-1 draw is paying +696.