The 2022 World Cup kicked-off its opening matches. Group E’s opener will see Germany take on Japan this week. The German side look to bring their former glory back as they start their campaign against Asian powerhouse Japan, who head to this match winless in back-to-back games. Don’t miss World Cup happenings and sure bet prediction today.
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha city, Qatar
November 23, 2022, Wednesday 9:00 PM (GMT+8)
The four-time world champions Germany come to this match with a win in their warm-up against Oman 0-1. This win is only their fourth in the last 10 games they played across all competitions, losing to one and drawing 5. Four of these stalemates came from their last 6 Nations League games where they won only once. Germany is looking to better their results to advance in the next round of the competition.
World Cup appearances: 18
Goals Scored: 226
Current FIFA ranking: 7
Best finish: Champions (1954, 1974, 1990, 2006)
Meanwhile, Japan will open their seventh consecutive World Cup campaign with a defeat in their most recent friendly against Canada 1-2 that ended their five-game unbeaten run, winning three and drawing 2. They have won 5, lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 10 games, failing to score in 4 of these recent outings. Continue reading for more soccer prediction, odds and World Cup updates.
World Cup appearances: 6
Goals Scored: 20
Current FIFA ranking: 24
Best finish: Last-16 (2002, 2010, 2018)
This will be the first time that these sides will meet in their history and the history of the tournament.
Germany 4 – 1 Japan
Germany will win. Both teams will score.
Germany 1.47 – Draw 4.65 – Japan 6.10
FT.HDP – Germany 1-1.5
(Odds might change without prior notice)
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