Preview: Germany v Sweden
More than two weeks in to the World Cup and the hosts have yet to face a decent team. Sweden are a decent team in that they usually add up to more than the sum of their journeyman parts, especially in major tournaments – I expect them to pose more of a threat to the Germans than either Poland, Ecuador or Costa Rica.
Team news Jurgen Klinsmann has a fully fit squad to choose from, but Sweden are sweating on the fitness of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Player cam Michael Ballack will be the difference between the teams. Sweden doesn't have a playmaker to match him.
Prediction Germany 2-1 Sweden