FIFA World Cup 2022
Germany vs Japan
Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
In the upcoming scheduled fixture of the Qatar Football World Cup 2022, Germany will take on Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium. According to the FIFA standings, Germany stands 11th, whereas Japan occupies the 24th spot. Though there’s a striking difference between the two sides, we can expect a ripper of a contest. With Japan missing out Wataru Endo, Kaoru Mitoma, and Hidemasa Morita, we might have a few benched players making international debuts.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Germany - Defeated Oman Recently (WDLWD)
In Germany’s penultimate World Cup warm-up game, Lukas Klostermann played for 34 minutes before being replaced. Flick dispelled any claims that the RB Leipzig defender was injured, saying that it was a pre-planned arrangement considering Klostermann’s limited playing time this year. Before rupturing an ankle ligament in August, the 26-year-old played just one Bundesliga game. The team that defeated Oman one week before their World Cup debut did not include Thomas Muller or Antonio Rudiger. Four days prior to the game, the two are anticipated to start practicing again with the goal of breaking into Flick’s starting lineup. Going in the tough fixture against Japan, much will depend on the likes of Ilkay Hofmann, Kavi Havertz, and Musiala.
Expected Opening Lineup for Germany
Neuer; Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Goretzka; Hofmann, Musiala, Sane; Havertz.
Japan - Shuto Machino Gets a Spot in the Lineup (LDWLW)
Going in the game, Japan is coming off a defeat against Canada (1-2), in which Yuki Soma scored the starting goal in the 9th minute of play. Japan is likely to continue with a 4-2-3-1 formation, and Kubo leading the attack. Shuto Machino had to step in for Yuya Nakayama when Huddersfield Town announced he would need surgery on his Achilles tendon. After a head-on collision during Stuttgart’s last Bundesliga game, Wataru Endo was taken away on a stretcher. The 29-year-old midfielder was selected for Japan’s final 26 despite missing his team’s last match due to a concussion.
Expected Opening Lineup for Japan
Shimdt; Sakai, Yoshida, Tomiyasu, Nagatomo; Shibisaki, Morita; J Ito, Kamada, Kubo; Minamino.
Expert Betting Tips
Going in the contest, Germany will be the potential favorite to win and start their World Cup campaign on a high. Most of Japan’s squad has robust interaction with German players, making the competition even more fantastic and thrilling. Germany will be the favorite to convert possession into penetration and attack Japan. The game total is expected to be under 2.5 goals, and only Germany to score.
- Germany to Win for 1.45
- Correct Score 1-0 for 7.00
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.962