FIFA WORLD CUP: Germany vs Sweden
The defending champions, Germany will be looking to put the disappointing loss in the opening round to Mexico behind them, when they take on Sweden.
Sweden were victorious in the opening round, and they will be looking to have a positive result here, to ensure their passage to the round of 16, along with Mexico, who are already through.
The match will be a heated affair and you can expect Germany to come out in their numbers, because a loss here will send them home, and even a draw will leave their destiny out of their hands.
Germany have made four changés to the side that lost to Mexico.
OUT: Özil, Khedira, Hummels (injury), Plattenhardt IN: Reus, Rudy, Rüdiger, Hector (returns from illness)
Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Victor Claesson, Emil Forsberg, Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg
Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Antonio Ruediger, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Julian Draxler, Marco Reus, Thomas Muller; Timo Werner. That’s a manager who knows the stakes and wasn’t happy with the performances on Sunday.
Needing a win and used to dealing with pressure, I expect Germany to come through this one.
Germany 2-0 Sweden