World Cup 2022 Germany vs. Japan start time, betting odds, lines: Expert picks, FIFA predictions, best bets
Germany opens the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a pivotal matchup against Japan on Wednesday. The Germans will want to atone for their performance at the 2018 World Cup that saw them eliminated in the group stage. Germany has won the World Cup four times in their history, most recently in 2014. Meanwhile, Japan will look to duplicate their success in Russia four years ago as the Japanese made it to the Round of 16 for just the third time in their history.
Kickoff is set for 8 a.m. ET. Germany are -245 favorites (risk $245 to win $100) in the latest Germany vs. Japan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Japan are +650 underdogs. A draw is +360, and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any Japan vs. Germany picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what renowned SportsLine soccer bettor Jon (Buckets) Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 274-266-7 overall on his soccer picks in 2022, including an astounding 50-25-1 on Premier League predictions for a profit of more than $1,800 for $100 bettors.
Now, Eimer has taken a close look at Germany vs. Japan from every angle and just locked in his World Cup picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see Green's World Cup 2022 picks. Here are several World Cup odds and betting lines for Japan vs. Germany:
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Why you should back Germany
The Germans feature a plethora of playmakers, including Thomas Muller. The 33-year-old is a versatile player who can play numerous positions for the Germans. He recorded three goals and three assists in Germany's World Cup qualifiers, and he's racked up 10 goals and three assists in 16 appearances at the World Cup.
Also leading Germany's attack is Leroy Sane. Sane's speed and quickness puts defenders on their heels and he's a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. In 13 Bundesliga games with Bayern Munich this season, Sane has recorded five goals and three assists. In addition, Germany have lost just one of their last 16 matches across all competitions.
Why you should back Japan
Takumi Minamino provides the Japanese a high-caliber attacker. Arguably the team's most dangerous player, the 27-year-old Minamino has 17 goals in 44 career appearances with Japan. During qualifying he scored 10 times, equaling Yuya Osaka's all-time record.
In addition, the Japanese face a German side that has struggled defensively recently. In their last eight matches, the Germans have only one clean sheet, and that came against Oman, ranked No. 75 in the world. On Sept. 26, they conceded three goals to England.
How to make Japan vs. Germany picks
Eimer has analyzed Germany vs. Japan and is picking Over 2.5 goals. He's also provided two additional best bets and a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his 2022 World Cup picks at SportsLine.
So, where is all the betting value in Japan vs. Germany in Wednesday's 2022 World Cup matchup? And which bets do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to get Jon Eimer's predictions for the World Cup match, all from the soccer expert who has been on a roll, and find out.