The final World Cup match for Day 10 will see Germany take on Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, where the Germans will be out to rectify their first round loss.
What’s their current form?
Germany were expected to win all three of their Group games, however in their very first game, they went down 1-0 to a gallant Mexico outfit.
Sweden scored a hard fought 1-0 win over South Korea, thanks to a 65th minute penalty to Granqvist
Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Reus, Ozil, Draxler; Werner.
Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claessen, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Toivonen, Berg.
Any interesting facts I should know?
The last two games have a produced a total of 16 goals.
What should I be betting on?
Both sides to get on the scoreboard.
Germany have been to 19 World Cups and failed at the opening hurdle just once! They have made the semi’s or better in their last 4 appearances and The Wolf says not to be discouraged by their loss to Mexico. They dominated possession and created enough chances to win three football games. If there is a casue for concern it is the manner in which they defended on the counter. Khedira’s lack of speed was exposed and will be a problem moving forward – but not against Sweden. The Wolf is not expecting them to push many numbers forward but is expecting something else – goals! The last two clashes between them have produced an incredible 14 goals with Germany registering 17 goals in their last 6 against the Swedes. There will be goals!
TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news
What time is kick off? The game starts at 9pm (local time) on June 23. In Australia, kick-off will be at 3am on June 24th.
What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.
What’s the team news and who’s injured? Germany’s Lars Stindl is still on the sideline with an ankle injury.
Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.
What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have played a total of 36 games, with honours evenly split, Germany bagging 15 wins to Sweden’s 13, while 8 games have been drawn. They last met in 2013 where Germany won 5-3. The match before was a 4 all draw in 2012.