Preview: Germany vs. Sweden

Philipp Lahm
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Sports Mole previews Germany's World Cup qualifier against Sweden in Berlin.

Victory against Sweden tomorrow night would be Germany's 14th consecutive success in European qualifying competition.

They will have to achieve that feat without Real Madrid Sami Khedira though, who is suffering with a calf injury.

However, captain Philipp Lahm is expected to return to the starting lineup following a one-match suspension. The Bayern Munich full-back is expected to take the place of former Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng.

Fulham winger Alexander Kacaniklic is likely to be handed a starting role for visiting Sweden following his goalscoring impact against the Faroe Islands.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic will feature as a lone frontman.

The Swedes have defeated Germany in 13 previous meetings between the two nations.

Recent form

Germany: WWWLL
Sweden: WWWLW

Possible starting lineups

Germany: Neuer; Lahm, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Schmelzer; Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Reus; Klose

Sweden: Isaksson; Lustig, Granqvist, J Olsson, M Olsson; Wernbloom, Kallstrom; Larsson, Kacaniklic, Elmander; Ibrahimovic

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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