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Germany vs Japan predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Germany vs Japan predictions: tips, odds & team news

Germany vs Japan takes place on Saturday at 7:45pm (UK time).

Germany vs Japan odds


*Odds correct as of 14:30 on September 7

As hosts of Euro 2024, Germany are playing friendlies while the rest of the continent fight to qualify for next summer’s tournament. But the long-term preparation isn’t going well. In fact, The past year or so has been a period of struggle for Germany, including the World Cup. Germany won just one of their three World Cup matches to bow out of the group stage for the second successive tournament, only beating Costa Rica. They started 2023 with victory over Peru but have lost three of their past four games, drawing the other.

Japan were the team to hand Germany their defeat at last year’s World Cup as they reached the last 16 before losing to Croatia on penalties. But Japan are going through a positive period right now, as they prepare for both the return of World Cup qualifying for 2026 and the 2023 Asian Cup, which starts in January. As well as beating Germany at the World Cup, Japan also claimed the scalp of Spain, proving they can go with any of the big nations. And even though it’s a friendly, Japan will have Germany in their crosshairs once more.

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Germany vs Japan: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with Bet365
Correct Score Germany 2-2 Japan 14/1 with BetUK
First Goalscorer Niclas Fullkrug 19/4 with Betway

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The stats behind our Germany vs Japan predictions:

  • Niclas Fullkrug has scored seven goals in nine games for Germany.
  • Germany have won just one of their five games in 2023.
  • Japan’s past three games have seen 14 goals scored.
  • Germany have conceded in each of their past four games.
  • Japan have scored in each of their past six matches.

Germany vs Japan match tip

Double Chance: Japan-Draw @ 8/5 with Betfair

Germany were meant to be entering a new, positive, era under Hansi Flick but things aren’t working out right now. On top of their group stage exit at the World Cup, Germany have been in terrible form in 2023. Although they started with a 2-0 win over Peru, Germany have lost to Belgium, Poland and Colombia, while managing a draw against Ukraine in June. Japan, meanwhile, recorded wins over El Salvador and Peru in the last international break.

Germany vs Japan Bet-Builder tip

Niclas Fullkrug to score anytime, BTTS, Over 2 goals 

Although Germany have failed to score in their past two matches, they’ll have Niclas Fullkrug looking to continue his impressive record. The new Borussia Dortmund striker has scored seven goals in nine caps for Germany, including in each of his three starts. However, Germany’s defence has been leaky, conceding nine goals in their past four matches. At the same time, Japan have scored in each of their past six matches, with the last three seeing 14 goals scored.

Germany vs Japan team news

Jamal Musiala has withdrawn from the Germany squad with a back complaint, so will miss the friendlies against Japan and France. Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has earned a recall, returning to the Germany squad for the first time since the World Cup. There was also a first call-up for Brighton midfielder Pascal Groß, a reward for his consistent performances in the Premier League.

Groß could come up against his Brighton teammate Kaoru Mitoma, who is involved in the Japan squad, one of three Premier League stars alongside Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu and Liverpool’s new signing Wataru Endo. Celtic fans will also be keeping an eye of their duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda. Reo Hatate is among those to drop out from June’s squad, currently injured.

Germany vs Japan head-to-head record

  • 23 November 2022 – Germany 1-2 Japan – 2022 World Cup
  • 30 May 2006 – Germany 2-2 Japan – Friendly
  • 16 December 2004 – Japan 0-3 Germany – Friendly

This will be just the fourth meeting between these two sides and it’s been even so far with Germany and Japan sharing one win and a draw. But, of course, Japan won the most recent and most important game at last year’s World Cup.

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