Germany vs. Japan: Early World Cup Odds, Predictions And Head-to-Head Record

Germany pry the door open to their 2022 World Cup campaign against the dangerous and capable Japan in Group E and Die Mannschaft are again among the favorites for outright glory. 

Hansi Flick’s outfit are certainly tipped to win their opening game, with the Germans and Spanish favored to progress to the next stage in the competition from Group E. 

The four-time champions are a force to be reckoned with and this should be a standard day in the office for the 2014 World Cup winners. We tip both teams to score and Germany to win their opener at +210.

Check here for the full rundown on the World Cup betting odds, the two teams’ head-to-head record and where and what time the match is on locally. 

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz plying his trade for home nation Germany

Germany will be desperate to banish the memory of a woeful 2018 World Cup – where the defending champions failed to claw their way out of the group. 

Die Mannschaft also continued fitting square pegs into round holes at Euro 2020 – where the European giants were sent home early against rivals England in the final 16. 

However, following the departure of long-term boss Joachim Low, Hansi Flick was blooded in and the Germans sailed through their Qatar qualifying. 

Germany finished nine points clear at the top of Group J, with their only hiccup being a 2-1 loss to North Macedonia, which ended their 35-game unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifying. 

The Germans had mixed fortunes at the Nations League this year – with four points taken off Euro 2020 winners Italy, including a 5-2 mauling in Monchengladbach, which put an end to their supremacy, extinguishing a  35-game upbeat in World Cup qualifying. 

Germany still possess some of the old guard in that of Manuel Neuer and veteran Thomas Muller – who bring unrivalled experience to the squad. On the other end, Germany boasts a crop of mouth-watering young talent in its ranks – with Kai Havertz and Timo Werner will offer some dangerous pace going forward. 

Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane are other prominent names in a powerful attacking line-up.

We are backing Germany to win 2-1 here at the attractive price of +900 with BETUS

Our Prediction

Japan successfully enters its seventh World Cup and will be hoping to charter new waters with an appearance in the quarter-finals for the first time.

They have progressed from their group on 3 occasions – beating Columbia 2-1 and drawing with Senegal 2-2 four years ago before the much-heralded Belgium put them to the sword 3-2 in the knockout stage after leading 2-0.

This time, the Japanese arguably have landed themselves in the Group Of Death and have an upward battle to find a way to progress to the next round. The Samurai Blue are +275 to qualify from Group E and a mammoth +1400 to win it.

They opened up their qualifying campaign with a loss to Oman but after beating China 1-0, they were crowned the group winners.

Japan have a surprisingly stacked attacking option roster – with Reims winger Junya and also bolstered by Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Monaco forward Takumi Minamino.

This game could be a little more than a one-sided affair with the Japanese hellbent on qualification and the Germans hoping to recreate their 2014 conquest.

Germany vs. Japan Match Information

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Germany vs. Japan Time By State 

ET: 8:00 AM

CT: 7:00 AM

MT: 6:00 AM

PT: 5:00 AM

Germany vs. Japan Head-To-Head

The two nations have only played each other in 4 friendlies prior to this opening Qatar group game – with Germany winning 2 out of the 4 – with the other 2 matches ending in a draw. Their most recent match was back in 2006, where Germany was held to a 2-2 draw. 

Germany vs. Japan Predictions

BETUS in the US has made their predictions for this match. Germany has a point to prove and will be looking to exercise its supremacy in this opening group game against Japan – coming into the contest as -300 favorites. Japan arrive as the underdog at +775 to win the contest.

Germany edges it for us and a bet on both teams to score Germany to win at +210 is one we are pushing. If you’re in a regulated state that legalizes sports betting, BETUS offers a whopping 125% sign-up bonus here if you fancy ramping up the excitement.

Our Prediction