Germany vs France Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2023 IIHF World Championship Game (Germans Score at Ease)

Germany vs France prediction, odds and betting insights for 2023 IIHF World Championship game.
Germany vs France prediction, odds and betting insights for 2023 IIHF World Championship game. / AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

The 2023 IIHF World Championship continues on Tuesday, May 23, featuring a Group A matchup between Germany and France.

Germany vs France Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 5:20 a.m. ET
  • Venue: Nokia Arena -- Tampere, Finland

France looks to finish the group stage on a high note after suffering a massive 9-0 loss to the USA on Sunday. Meanwhile, Germany aims to secure its spot in the knockout round following its one-sided 7-2 victory over Hungary.

Germany vs France Odds & Spread

Germany enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5:20 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5 goals with the Over being favored at -120 odds.

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Germany vs France Betting Trends

  • Germany is 3-0-0-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
  • France is 0-1-2-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the 2023 IIHF World Championship group stage.
  • Germany defeated Hungary, 7-2, in its last game on May 21, 2023.
  • France lost to the USA, 9-0, in its last game on May 21, 2023.
  • Germany is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 head-to-head matchups against France.

Germany vs France Prediction & Pick

I don't see Germany breaking too much of a sweat against France in its final group stage outing. France has nothing to play for after being eliminated from knockout stage contention while Germany needs a win to stay alive. That motivation alone should be enough to propel the Germans to victory.

France's opponents thus far have more than doubled its offensive output, outscoring the French squad 26-10. Meanwhile, Germany's 22 goals are the third-most in the tournament. With names like Mo Seider and Nico Sturm being better than anyone France is icing, I expect even more German offensive success.

Having won nine of the previous 10 matchups between these countries, look for Germany to outmatch France again.

Final Score Prediction: Germany: 6 | France: 1

Germany vs France Best Bet

For this contest's top bet, I'm taking Germany to score more than 3.5 goals at -116 odds. Germany is already averaging 3.7 goals per game, whereas France is allowing an average of 4.3. The German squad has scored an average of four goals in its last five tilts with the Frenchmen, finishing with the Over on this bet three times.

With France giving up 18 goals in its last three games alone, Germany won't have any issues finding the back of the net.

Bet: Germany Total Goals — Over 3.5 (-116)

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