We have a range of World Cup predictions available across every team, group and game of the tournament in Qatar. Here is how we think Germany will fare at the World Cup, and which betting odds are currently standing out to us.
Germany will enter the 2022 FIFA World Cup, seeking their fifth title. It would pull them level with Brazil’s record haul if they were to land it.
They produced an absolute horror show four years ago as they crashed out of the group stage. It was a massive upset for Germany, the reigning world champions at the time.
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A huge upset in Group E saw Japan beat Germany in their opening game of the tournament.
It’s not an easy road back for Germany, though they don’t need to panic just yet. Having said that, their next game is not the easiest, they face Spain, which was always going to be tough, but the Spanish come here on the back of a 7-0 win in their opening game, so will certainly be full of confidence.
Germany to win the World Cup Odds
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Germany are now 22/1 to be World Cup winners in 2022. There is a good crop of young attacking players such as Leroy Sane, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. They appear to be much better than the sum of their parts, and that’s an excellent position for them to be in.
Germany World Cup Group and Fixtures
- Germany 1-2 Japan
- Spain vs Germany: 27th November 2022, 19:00 UK Time, Al Bayt Stadium
- Costa Rica vs Germany: 1st December 2022, 19:00 UK Time, Al Bayt Stadium
Germany 2022 World Cup Squad
- Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt).
- Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Antonio Ruediger (Real Madrid), Niklas Suele (Borussia Dortmund), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella Kotchap (Southampton), Christian Guenter (Freiburg).
- Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach), Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Mueller (all Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Goetze (Eintracht Frankfurt).
- Strikers: Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Fuellkrug (Werder Bremen), Karim Adeyemi Borussia Dortmund).
Thomas Muller is key to Germany’s success. He was a forlorn figure at the last World Cup but has been refreshed and recharged since Hansi Flick took over the national set-up. As a result, 32-year-old Muller is the leading goalscorer for Germany among their active players. Still, it’s not just his goals - Muller’s leadership and ability to find space to set up teammates will be an essential part of Germany’s campaign.
Serge Gnabry is one of the great understated players of this current German side. With 20 goals in his first 34 appearances for his country, the Bayern Munich forward keeps going from strength to strength. His pace and sublime finishing touch could really lift Germany with the ability to play out wide and sneak into the box.
Antonio Rudiger made a big summer move from Chelsea to Real Madrid after playing out his contract at Stamford Bridge. The big centre half is one of the best in the business. Rudiger is a leader in the back line, constantly barking orders, and he carries a massive physical presence that makes him so hard to play against. Rudiger’s influence in Germany’s defence just can’t be overstated.
Draws have been the order of the day for Germany in recent months, they drew four of their six games in the Nations League, plus one before that, giving them a total of five draws from their last seven games.
Most recently, they drew 3-3 against England at Wembley, a game they should really have won, and need to get out of the drawing habit in Qatar.
Germany World Cup History
Known for being very good at tournament football, the Germans have played in the World Cup finals 20 times, and they’ve lifted the trophy on four occasions.
Their first came in 1954, following up in 1974, 1990 and then most recently, they won the tournament in 2014. This may not be a vintage crop of German players, but their tournament record speaks for itself.
Verdict: How Far Will Germany Go at 2022 World Cup?
Germany have been revamped under Hansi Flick, and they are capable of reaching at least the quarter-finals. The Germans are 5/6 to get to that stage, and they do have more options and versatility up front than most teams.
Whether their midfield can carry them or not is another question. They should be competitive but are yet to consistently prove themselves against stronger opposition under the new head coach. Because of that, they may play second-fiddle to Spain in the group