Best FIFA World Cup Group E Games to Bet On 2022

Best FIFA World Cup Group E Games to Bet On 2022

Written by on October 18, 2022

Most believe Group E at the 2022 Qatar World Cup is the tournament’s strongest. Spain and Germany, two of the top teams at this year’s WC and a couple of trophy favorites, headline Group E. No doubt, Germany and Spain should dominate but Japan and Costa Rica aren’t bad teams. With that in mind, check out the three Group E matches you should have on your radar so you don’t miss your chance to place your bets against their FIFA World Cup Odds. We explain why you should bet each match as well as hand out a pick for each one. 

2022 FIFA World Cup Group E Calendar Rating Best Games to Bet

2022 Qatar World Cup

  • When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 18

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany 
  • Japan

Germany vs Japan 

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 am ET 
  • TV/Streaming: FS1 

Why should you bet this match?

On paper, Germany is loaded. 33-year-old Thomas Mueller is one of the greatest stars in World Cup history. Mueller is the captain of a team that includes under-30 Bayern players Leroy Sane, Timo Werner, and Joshua Kimmich.

Another Bayern player, midfielder Jamal Musiala, is just 19-years-old. So it makes sense that Germany is at +1000 to win the World Cup.

But many soccer handicappers remain chilly on the Germans. Perhaps it’s because Bayern isn’t dominating the Bundesliga like we’ve come to expect. In any case, Germany has a shot in their first match to prove they belong in the upper echelon of World Cup qualifying nations that can win the tournament. 

If the Germans struggle against a solid Japanese side, doubts will flare up like a Kamal Harris meme. If the Germans dominate the Japanese, fans will rush to them in droves. 

What will happen when Germany crosses paths with Japan? The Germans should make a statement. Like every European squad, Germany will struggle in the heat.

But the Germans won the World Cup when it was in Brazil in 2014. So the program knows how to handle the heat. Also, Germany started out a +1400 choice to win the WC.

The fact they have gone down +400 points a month before the tournament starts is a sign plenty of soccer handicappers have decided to throw money behind Deutschland. 

Germany vs Japan Pick: Germany 

Spain vs Costa Rica 

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 am ET 
  • TV/Streaming: Fox 

Why should you bet this match?

Like Germany, Spain must prove a) it can handle the Qatar heat and b) it can not just win a game against an overmatched opponent, but dominate that opponent.

Costa Rica is a good soccer team. Los Ticos isn’t on Spain’s level, but the group’s biggest underdog sends the best goalie in the world to the net.

Keylor Navas is a save machine. He will ensure the game doesn’t get out of hand, which means Spain could struggle to do more than win this by a goal. 

Expect the Spanish to have a tough game. Los Ticos won’t secure a draw, but a 1-goal victory should be Spain’s ceiling.  

Spain vs Costa Rica Pick: Spain 

Spain vs Germany

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:00 pm ET – FS1 
  • TV/Streaming: FS1 

Why should you bet this match?

The difference between Spain and Germany comes down to a single player. Thomas Mueller puts on a German kit and not a Spanish kit.

Again, Mueller is 33. But he’s unlike most players his age. Thomas excels on the world stage. Not only that, but Mueller is a great leader. Also, many expect Spain to beat Germany.

The Germans seem to excel when we least expect. Germany will rise and beat Spain to win Group E. 

Spain vs Germany Pick: Germany

 
 

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