Group E is widely regarded as the group of death. The group features the 2010 and 2014 World Cup winners Spain and Germany.
Spain and Germany hold the fifth and sixth best odds to win the tournament at +750 and +950. The two sides will duke it out in the group’s second matchday on November 27th.
This World Cup is set to be the Spanish star, Sergio Ramos’ last. Ramos last appeared for the national team about a year and a half ago, but appears determined to make a run at another World Cup in November. It will be Ramos’ fifth World Cup appearance. On the German side, Thomas Mueller appears prepped to send his squad on another deep run. Mueller, 33, has scored 10 goals in 16 World Cup games. If he finds the net a few more times in Qatar he won’t be too far off from his former teammate Miroslav Klose’s all time World Cup goal record of 16.
Japan won’t be an easy out in this tournament either. They made it to the knockout stage in 2018 but suffered a devastating defeat to Belgium. They’ll be facing an uphill battle this time around in Group E.
Germany vs Japan Odds Comparison
Germany is favored to win their first matchup against Japan. The Germans failed to make it out of the group stage in the last World Cup and will be hoping to turn their fortunes around in Qatar. FanDuel has them as the biggest favorites to win their opening match, at -310 odds.
Spain vs Costa Rica Odds Comparison
Spain will begin its 2022 World Cup run against Costa Rica on November 23rd. Costa Rica has the odds stacked against them in this group. BetMGM is giving them the longest odds to beat the Spaniards, with +1150 odds.