Place: Russia. Sochi. Stadium Fisht.
Date: on the 23rd of June, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, group F, 2nd round.
Germany (the head coach Joachim Löw)
According the results of the first round Mexico and Sweden became two leaders of the 6th quartet. Of course, in this group the most amazing result was a defeat of the defending World champions (0:1) in a match against Mexico. We doubt that we can say that the best national team of CONCACAF has shown fantastic super football and therefore has scored three winning points. Joachim Löw’s team has demonstrated much worse result than it was expected. By the way, the team was playing on Luzhniki in a little bit experimental squad (4-2-3-1):
Neuer – Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Plattenhardt – Kroos, Khedira – Müller, Özil, Draxler – Werner;
Representatives of the new generation of Bundesteam – the left guard of Hertha, Berliner Marvin Plattenhardt and the center forward of Leipzig Timo Werner were the “weakest” link of the World champions. Now we can remember Leroy Sane from Manchester City. And on the center forward’s position Thomas Müller could have played much better and more productively than Timo Werner.
Sweden (the head coach Janne Andersson)
Alas! At the end of the first half the defense of the World champions has made a mistake and has allowed Mexico to open the score (0:1). Of course, Juan Carlos Osorio’s team has played the second half on saving the result and as a result has managed to score three winning points.
Undoubtedly, the match on Saturday in Sochi between Germany and Sweden will be played according to the similar scenario. We will remind you that in the starting round Tre Kronor have also gained three points, having won over frankly weak rival – national team of South Korea (1:0). Thus, prior to the second round Sweden and Mexico are heading the standings of group F and the World champions are now catching up team.
So, what is going on now? On the 23rd of Saturday, June three hours prior to the beginning of a match between Bundesteam and Tre Kronor, in Rostov will meet Mexico and South Korea. And, judging by the level of the game of these teams in the first round, here Mexico will probably score three winning points and will become the sole leader of the quartet.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Germany vs Sweden
And what about the World champions? After such unexpected defeat in the first round Joachim Löw‘s team has got into very difficult situation. And therefore now, during the match with the strong mid-level team of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Bundesteam has to play only on victory. Undoubtedly, in this pair the choice of bookmakers is clear: Germany – 1.55 (11/20), Sweden – 6.29 (529/100)
In two last matches against Sweden and South Korea (on the 27th of June) Joachim Löw’s team is facing two tasks. The first initial task is getting from the group from the second place. But, in that case at a stage of 1/8 finals we will receive super fight of two initial favorites of FIFA World Cup: Brazil – Germany.
And the second, maximum task is the total champion’s title in the group. But for solution of this task in a parallel match of the third round (on the 27th of June) Sweden have to win over Mexico. Of course, both in the first and in the second option the team of Joachim Löw is obliged to win over two rivals with the largest score.
Our tips: Germany to win with asian handicap (-1) – odds 2.03 (103/100) Asianodds