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Germany vs Japan Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Germany's Defense Shows Up in a Big Way)

Larry Rupp
Germany vs Japan prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Germany vs Japan prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photos/Martin Meissner
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Germany vs Japan Match Info

2022 World Cup — Group Stage (E)
Germany vs. Japan
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium — Doha, Qatar
Coverage: FS1

The 2022 World Cup is finally here and Group E action kicks off on Wednesday with a thrilling matchup between Germany and Japan. Germany is set to make its 20th World Cup appearance, which ranks as the second-highest mark of all-time. Meanwhile, Japan is back for the seventh time.

Germany vs Japan Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GER: (-210) | JPN: (+550) | DRAW: (+350)
Spread: GER: -1 (+130) | JPN: +1 (+165)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-152) | Under: (+124)
Team to Score the First Goal: GER: (-260) | JPN: (+220) I NO GOALS: (+1400)

Germany enters this match as clear favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Wednesday clash also features a total of 2.5 goals, with the over favored at -152 odds.

Germany vs Japan Prediction & Pick

Germany enters as the No. 11 team in FIFA's world rankings, while Japan checks in at No. 24. This teams are much closer in talent than those rankings suggest, though. Experienced stars like Thomas Muller have kept Germany afloat recently, while Japan has relied on young pros like Takumi Minamino.

Japan has emerged victorious in just one of its last five World Cup matches and has conceded 11 goals during that span. Germany has a perfect opportunity to take advantage of a shaky defense here. Muller & company get back on track after failing to make it out of the Group Stage in 2018.

Final Score Prediction: Germany: 2 | Japan: 0

Germany vs Japan Betting Trends

- Germany and Japan played to a draw in their most recent head-to-head matchup on May 30, 2006.
- Germany is 2-2-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Japan is 2-1-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Germany failed to make it out of the Group Stage during the 2018 World Cup.
- Japan lost to Belgium in the Round of 16 during the 2018 World Cup.

Germany vs Japan Best Bet

Germany put on a defensive clinic during World Cup qualification. It conceded just four goals and put together eight clean sheets. It also allowed only 5.8 shots per game, which was one of the best marks in competition. Look for veteran goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to make his impact felt in this tense battle.

Bet: Under 2.5 Goals (+124)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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