Latest World Cup odds: Germany 15/2 to win the World Cup after dramatic comeback
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Michael Steele
Joachim Low's side got the better of Sweden in Sochi in the dying seconds despite being down to 10 men and are now 15/2 to retain their title

Few matches at the 2018 World Cup will end as dramatically as Germany's clash with Sweden.

A late Toni Kroos goal gave his side three points, seemingly against the odds after Jerome Boateng had been sent off earlier in the second half.

dabblebet now make Germany 15/2 (8.50) in their latest World Cup winner odds. They face South Korea on matchday three and are in with a good chance of making the knockout stages against a side that have already been eliminated from the competition - at least according to the bookmakers.

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The defending champions were 1-0 down at half time in Sochi thanks to a well worked opening goal from Ola Toivonen. That left Joachim Low's side facing the prospect of exiting the tournament at the earliest possible stage having already lost their opening clash with Mexico.

The response after the interval was almost immediate with Marco Reus restoring parity on the score sheet before Kroos broke Swedish hearts with a well worked set piece goal five minutes into added time.

While the comeback victory might galvanise Die Mannschaft, there are still plenty of questions to answer for the defending champions who looked unorganised and wasteful in possession over the course of their opening two games in Russia.

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Low dropped both Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil for the game against Sweden and the 58-year-old will have plenty more selection questions to answer, especially with Boateng now due to serve a suspension after being shown a second yellow card.

Despite that, dabblebet make Germany their 1/5 (1.20) favourites to win their final Group F game in Kazan on Wednesday afternoon.

Mexico are in pole position after picking up six points from their opening two matches and El Tri are 28/1 (29.0) to go all the way and buck a trend of last 16 exits on the world stage.

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Germany

form

All
ISL 0 - 4 GER
W
GER 6 - 0 ARM
W
LIE 0 - 2 GER
W
ENG 2 - 0 GER
L
GER 2 - 2 HUN
D
POR 2 - 4 GER
W
FRA 1 - 0 GER
L
GER 7 - 1 LVA
W
GER 1 - 1 DEN
D
GER 1 - 2 MKD
L
Sweden

form

All
GRE 2 - 1 SWE
L
SWE 2 - 1 UZB
W
SWE 2 - 1 ESP
W
SWE 1 - 2 UKR
L
SWE 3 - 2 POL
W
SWE 1 - 0 SVK
W
ESP 0 - 0 SWE
D
RKS 0 - 3 SWE
W
FRA 4 - 2 SWE
L
DEN 2 - 0 SWE
L
Head to Head
20 Matches (6 Draws)
10 Total wins 4
6 Home wins 4
4 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
3 Wins
2 Draw
0 Wins
GER 2 - 1 SWE
SWE 3 - 5 GER
GER 4 - 4 SWE
SWE 0 - 0 GER
GER 3 - 0 SWE
14 Goals Scored 8
Games Over 2.5 Goals 4 / 5
Both Teams Scored 3 / 5
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Match Facts

  1. Germany are unbeaten in their last 11 games against Sweden (W6 D5), with the Scandinavians’ last win coming 40 years ago in April 1978 (3-1).
  2. The two most recent matches between these sides have produced a total of 16 goals – with a 4-4 draw in Germany in October 2012 before Sweden lost 5-3 at home in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
  3. Germany have won three of their four World Cup games against Sweden (in 1934, 1974 and 2006), with their only defeat coming in 1958 when Sweden – as host nation – reached the final.
  4. Sweden’s only previous competitive win against Germany came in the 1958 World Cup (D3 L8), with their other 11 victories against them coming in friendlies.
  5. Germany lost their opening match against Mexico, only the second time they’d lost their opener at a World Cup, also losing against Algeria in 1982. However, they reached the final of the competition that year.
  6. Sweden have faced the reigning World Cup champion at the World Cup twice before and won both times – in 1950 against Italy and 1958 against Germany.
  7. Germany have not lost back to back matches in the same World Cup finals since 1958, when they lost to Sweden in the semi-final and France in the third-place match.
  8. Sweden’s 1-0 win against South Korea was their first win in their opening match at a World Cup since beating Mexico 3-0 as hosts in 1958 – they also last won consecutive World Cup matches back in the 1958 edition en route to the final.
  9. Sweden’s goal versus South Korea was the first they’d scored in 402 minutes of international football, since Ola Toivonen scored against Chile back in March.
  10. Germany’s Thomas Müller has scored 10 goals from just 14 shots on target at the World Cup – however, Müller was the only outfield Germany player to not register a single shot in their defeat to Mexico and he hasn’t had a shot in his last 239 minutes of World Cup football.
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