Germany v Japan
Germany v Japan Betting Odds & Predictions
Germany will open its Group E World Cup quest against Japan on November 23, 2022 at 2:00pm CEST (14:00 CST) at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar. The Germans are heavy favorites to win this side before they face top seeds Spain in their second match. The overall probability of a German win across all sportsbooks stands at 73.3% vs. 20% for a draw and 10% for a Japanese upset.
Redemption from a Poor Eurocup Performance?
Germany v Japan Score Predictions
Anything but a win would be a sore disappointment for the Germans before they face co-rivals Spain for their next game on November 27th. Hansi Flick‘s squad finished the qualifying rounds with 27 points on par only with Denmark. Their record during that stretch consisted of 9 wins and 1 loss (against North Macedonia).
German disappointed during the most recent Eurocup where they notched one single win against Portugal before losing to England in the round of sixteen. The Japanese ranked second behind Saudi Arabia in their qualifying round. Their record was 7 wins for 2 losses (against Oman and Saudi Arabia), which gave them a 7 point lead over Australia who finished 3rd in the group.
The Japanese squad combines experience with skill and speed of execution. Captain Maya Toshida will lead his team, along with Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) and Celtic players Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate. On the offensive side of the ball, Takuma Asano will be on familiar ground as he plays for German side, VfL Bochum 1848.
The two teams only met twice before, during friendly matches. The most recent game goes all the way back to 2006 (2-2 draw).