Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between Germany and Japan and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Germany and Japan open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other this coming Wednesday. The game is staged at Khalifa International Stadium.
This is the opening match of the World Cup group stage for both Germany and Japan, with both of them still upbeat. They’ll fight hard to come out to the other end with a good result before facing the other two teams in the group. Germany sit as number 11 in the FIFA world ranking, while Japan enter their match on Wednesday as number 24.
Germany are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy.
Position in the World Cup standings: Germany vs Japan
Germany will be hoping for a raucous crowd at Khalifa International Stadium, as they attempt to storm out of the blocks to secure three points at the first time of asking. Japan could be on a nothing to hide mission when setting off their World Cup campaign as the hefty outsider at the Khalifa International Stadium. It has the look of trying to minimize defeat this coming Wednesday.
Team form: Germany vs Japan
Germany have four points to show from their last three matches, as they lost 0-1 against Hungary, before drawing 3-3 with England. They won their most recent game 0-1 against Oman. Germany claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured one defeat in this run.
In their previous three matches, Japan won 2-0 against USA, drew 0-0 with Ecuador before losing 1-2 against Canada. Japan were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.
Betting stats and facts for Germany and Japan
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Germany and Japan. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Germany have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
- Germany have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- In 7 of the last 9 Germany matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Germany played, both teams scored
- In 7 of the last 9 Germany matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 5 Japan matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Japan have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
- Japan have not conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches
Players in form: Germany vs Japan
Ilkay Gundogan has been great for Germany lately, hitting the target twice, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. Kaoru Mitoma, meanwhile, leads the charge for Japan with four goals in his account from the past six games.
Betting markets: Germany vs Japan
Germany claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Japan won five of their last 10 games, while drawing two and losing three in this series of matches.
Both teams to score
Germany scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Japan scored the opening goal in four from a possible ten games. Japan have won to nil in their last 3 consecutive away games. Japan managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Germany were first on target in seven of their last 10 outings.
Germany saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Japan, who scored twice in those matches.
Betting prediction: Germany vs Japan
To sum up, the upcoming match between Germany and Japan seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.