Germany v Japan Betting Tips & Predictions

Germany and Japan meet for the fourth time ever in the opening match of World Cup Group E on Wednesday.

Germany are 10/12 favourites over Japan. 

The Samourai Blue lost to Canada in a pre-tournament friendly last Thursday, while Germany beat Oman 1-0 on Wednesday.

Leroy Sane has been ruled out for Die Mannschaft, and Japan might be without Takuma Asano who is a doubt as he recovers from an injury suffered in September.

Prior to the win over Oman, Germany had won just once in seven matches. Japan have notched eight victories in 2022.

Anytime Goalscorer: Serge Gnabry

15/8 (Bet365)

Serge Gnabry has 20 goals in 36 Germany caps, and he brings superb form into this tournament. 

The former Arsenal winger has eight goals in 10 Bundesliga starts for Bayern Munich, following on from five goals in World Cup qualification.

Expected to start on the flank, Gnabry will have opportunity to drift centrally and should cause problems for Japan’s defence.

In the absence of a pure number nine, look for Gnabry to get into goal scoring positions on a regular basis.

Both Teams To Score: Yes

17/20 (Unibet)

Both teams scoring is a real rarity in matches involving Japan, but BTTS has landed in five of Germany’s last seven. 

The match against Oman provided Germany’s first clean sheet since their win over Israel in March.

Japan are not stacked with attacking firepower, yet they have enough to cause a problem for Germany when they do get possession. 

Total Cards: Under 3.5 

11/10 (Paddy Power)

Both Germany and Japan were below-average for cards received during qualifying. Neither side saw a huge number of cards shown to their opponents either, and this trend continued for Germany in the Nations League. 

Japan had a total of five yellow cards in four 2018 World Cup matches. 

Germany averaged under two yellows per game at Euro 2020. The under is worth backing at 11/10 between two teams who tend to stay out of trouble with the officials. 

All odds are subject to change

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