Sweden will face the German machine on the 15th October 2013. Germany will travel to Sweden knowing they’ve already booked their place to the finals at the top of the group in Rio. Sweden has also booked their place to the final in the second automatic qualification place.

Recent Form

On their last 5 matches, Sweden has the advantage. They have won their last 5 games whereas Germany have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1.

Head to Head

Since 2006, Sweden have not managed a victory over Germany. Germany have won 3 (75%) and drawn 1 (25%), with an average of 3 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

Both teams have been reasonably secure at the back with Germany and Sweden allowing 7 and 9 goals respectively (1 goal per 1.3 games and 1 per 1).

The huge difference between the teams is goal scored. Germany have scored nearly double (31) more than Sweden (16).

Team News

Sweden will be looking to their star player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to perform against the Germans.

Germany will be boosted by Bastian Schweinsteiger and Andre Schürrle having played a large amount of the previous game.

Conclusion

For both teams this will merely be a formality and a chance to hone their tactics as they head into Rio. As always you can expect at least one of the two teams to score goals. It should be a great fixture to watch even without the prize of qualification being present. With their prolific goal scoring record, I expect the Germans to batter the Swedish defenses and come away with a victory.