A must win game for Germany that can be exploited by the Sweden team who are great defensively all in all a thrilling encounter
Germany vs Sweden
World Cup 2018 Group F
Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi).
Germany vs Sweden Head-to-head
Germany are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings with Sweden, 7 wins and 4 draws.
Their most recent meeting was in 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Both legs were thrillers, the first of which saw a remarkable comeback from Sweden to level 4-4 at full-time from 4 goals down. The second leg also saw 8 goals, Germany winning it 5-3.
The teams met 4 times at the World Cup, Germany won thrice and Sweden once.
Germany vs Sweden Team News and Predicted Starting Line-ups
Germany Team News
- Jonas Hector is available for selection after sitting out of the game against Mexico through illness. He could replace Marvin Plattenhardt at left back.
- Ilkay Gundogan is an option if Low prefer more creativity in midfield, who could come in place of Sami Khedira.
- Ozil had a poor game against Mexico, he might get a second chance here.
Germany Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1):
Neuer – Hector, Boateng, Hummels, Kimmich – Khedira, Kroos – Draxler, Ozil, Muller – Werner.
Sweden Team News
- Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof missed the game against South Korea after falling ill overnight.
- Lindelof could replace Pontus Jansson if deemed fit enough to play the full 90 minutes.
- Any other changes are hardly expected from Janne Andersson.
Sweden Predicted Starting Line-up (4-4-2):
Olsen – Lustig, Granqvist, Jansson, Augustinsson – Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Claesson – Berg, Toivonen.
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