The prediction of Germany and Japan comes before the match of the 1st round of the World Cup group stage. This game will be played on November 23rd at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Germany vs Japan Match Preview and Team News
Germany will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing campaign in 2018, where they finished bottom of their World Cup group. They suffered another poor tournament at Euro 2020 when only a late equalizer from Leon Goretzka against Hungary saved them from going home early. That draw meant they progressed to the final 16, but there they were knocked out by England. However, following the departure of long-time leader Joachim Low, Die Mannschaft breezed through the Qatar 2022 qualification games under former Bayern Munich boss Flick. Germany finished nine points clear at the top of Group J, with their only hiccup being a 2-1 loss to North Macedonia, which ended their 35-game unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifying. Leroy Sane finally shows the qualities he possesses, he has excellent technique, and he is unstoppable in a one-on-one game. Kay Havertz is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed.
Japan enters its seventh consecutive World Cup and will be aiming to try and go further than the final 16 for the first time. They have progressed from their group on three occasions, though, including when beating Colombia 2-1 and drawing 2-2 with Senegal four years ago, before losing 3-2 to Belgium in the knockout stage after leading 2-0. This time, they face an uphill battle to advance and are 11/1 to win the group and 3/1 to qualify. The Samurai Blue qualified for Qatar 2022 after finishing second in Group B of the Asian qualifiers, falling one point short of Saudi Arabia. Takuma Asano enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes toward the goal, the opponent has problems because he passes through the defense like a fast train. Yuki Soma found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Germany vs Japan Predicted Lineups
Germany: Neuer, Raum, Sule, Rudiger, Kehrer, Kimmich, Gundogan, Sane, Musiala, Gnabry, Havertz.
Japan: Kawashima, Nagatomo, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Sakai, Endo, Morita, Kubo, Kamada, Mitom, Asano.
Germany vs Japan Betting Tips and Predictions
Although Germany hasn’t been very consistent recently, they are favorites in this match. They should win this game and start the campaign with a positive result.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams.
Germany to win @ 1.50
BTTS Yes @ 1.85
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.00