World Cup 2014 betting: Germany odds, Group G predictions

Thomas Niedermueller

Germany is the third betting choice in World Cup 2014 and they top the odds board in Group G wagering too. Who can slow down the Germans?

Germany is a loaded squad that has one of the best midfields in the tournament and they have the third best overall betting odds to win the World Cup after Brazil and Argentina.

They are also the big betting favorite to win Group G, which is the Group of Death with Portugal, Ghana, and USA.

While the midfield and defense may the strengths of the squad and the team does not have a superstar striker even though they averaged 3.6 goals per match in the qualifying process.

Germany Odds to win World Cup 2014: +550
Germany Odds to win Group G: -200

While there are no glaring weaknesses for Germany they only scored one set piece goal in qualifying and none on headers.

In four of their last five friendly matches, the Germans have played World Cup-bound teams and they are unbeaten.

World Cup Prediction for Germany

German's biggest match in group play is their first one playing Portugal and while they will not win easily they win nonetheless with their superior midfield play.

They will not have a problem beating Ghana and the USA and Germany will take all nine points in group play. They will meet France in the quarterfinals and win a close match and then face Brazil in the semifinals.

This will be a great match up, but on their home turf Brazil will get the win and it would not be a surprise if the match was a low scoring one that goes to penalties.

How Germany got to the World Cup

Germany easily won their European qualifying group where they went unbeaten and they were the highest scoring team in the process. They only played to a draw in one match at home against Sweden and overall had nine wins and one draw.

In every match, but one they scored at least three goals and in three of their last four matches they had a clean sheet.

World Cup Qualifying Results

07/09/12 Germany 3 - 0 Faroe Islands

11/09/12 Austria 1 - 2 Germany

12/10/12 Republic of Ireland 1 - 6 Germany

16/10/12 Germany 4 - 4 Sweden

22/03/13 Kazakhstan 0 - 3 Germany

26/03/13 Germany 4 - 1 Kazakhstan

06/09/13 Germany 3 - 0 Austria

10/09/13 Faroe Islands 0 - 3 Germany

11/10/13 Germany 3 - 0 Republic of Ireland

15/10/13 Sweden 3 - 5 Germany

World Cup Group Play Schedule

16/06/14 Germany vs. Portugal - Arena Fonte Nova

21/06/14 Germany vs. Ghana - Estadio Castelão

26/06/14 United States vs. Germany - Arena Pernambuco

Team Key Players

Thomas Muller FW Bayern Munich - While Germany does not have a superstar striker he is very close to it and the main attacker for the squad.

Mesut Ozil MF Arsenal - Ozil is a great playmaker that is great at ball control in the midfield and can push forward on the attack and drop back on the defensive line.

Mario Goetze MF Bayern Munich - Another great midfielder for the squad that has solid playmaking skills.

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