2010 FIFA World Cup Group D Betting and Fixtures

5th April 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

Group D World Cup Betting Preview: This is a very interesting 2010 FIFA World Cup group, and one which England fans will be keeping a keen eye on. The winners and runners-up of England’s Group C and this group will come face to face in the last sixteen, and will play a big part in England’s World Cup fixtures.

World Cup Teams: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

There is a potential clash of England v Germany if one of them wins their group and the other finishes as runner’s-up. Either way, England should well be wary of the threat that the other European team in Group D, Serbia could potentially bring. All expectancy, and betting on Germany at the World Cup, will be on the Germans to win the group. They are the ones with all of the World Cup history, holding the most World Cup appearances along with Brazil. Germany, while fairly comfortable through European qualification, were still pushed all of the way for top spot by Russia. The Germans won out in the end, largely thanks to the heavy goal contribution from Bayern Munich’s Miroslav Klose, who weighed in with seven goals. Germany’s 1-0 win in Russia at the end of the campaign was the crucial turning point which secured automatic qualification for South Africa 2010. Australia did not have any troubles getting through their qualification zone, finishing comfortably ahead of Japan after moving to the Asian qualification zone. The plucky Socceroos will be aiming to make a lively impact in June when they take on Group D. The level of their progress could be determined in the early stages of the competition, as they have to take on Germany in their first game. They will target the other two games as being more winnable, but could in all honesty be struggling not to finish bottom. What can Serbia bring to the World stage? Serbia pushed the French into second place in their qualifying group, and that secured their inaugural appearance at a World Cup. If you want to talk about dark horses out of the teams participating in World Cup 2010, then Serbia could be one of those really good teams to draw out of the office Sweepstakes. Proved that they are a good technical side, with a good eye for goal. Albeit not in the strongest qualification group, they caused a surprise in finishing first and will now grace the World Cup, and should be entertaining. There is no reason for them to have any doubts about picking up second place, and therefore become potential opponents for England in the first knockout stage. African side Ghana will be hoping to build on the modicum of success that they earned themselves at the African Cup of Nations. Plagued with injuries, Ghana fielded a relatively young and inexperienced side at the African Cup of Nations, and still reached the semi finals. If they can field a strong side, then they will be a powerful threat, potentially the strongest of the African nations participating. World Cup betting will have them as favourites to finish in second place behind Germany, but this group will be very tight. Reached South Africa 2010 easily, even being allowed to take their foot off the gas. One of the most intriguing groups in the World Cup and betting may be split. The Germans will be their efficient best, and progress will be expected of them, however, there are serious potentials for a surprise or two here.

Group D Betting Stats (World Cup History form in brackets)
(Final outcomes of Golden Goal, Extra Time and Penalty Shoot Out results count as wins or losses)

Germany: As one of the countries with the most World Cup history, there is not much competitive history between the combatants in this group. Germany did beat Australia 3-0 at the 1974 World Cup in their only encounter, and have not played Serbia as they are at the moment, nor have they encountered the African’s Ghana. Should all make for very interesting viewing. (P92, W55, D19, L18)

Australia:
Still relatively inexperienced, but gutsy and sprightly nonetheless. Have only managed one win in their 7 World Cup matches, and in tough, competitive group here. Only that one piece of history against Germany as above, and have not played either Ghana or Serbia. (P7, W1, D2, L4)

Ghana:
Strong African side with a lot of potential if they roll out their strongest line up, but even their youth looks promising, even if lacking experience. Have not encountered any of their group opponents in the World Cup before.  (P4, W2, D0, L2)

Serbia: This is their first visit to the World cup as the nation of Serbia. Therefore no history, which makes them great dark horses. (P0, W0, D0, L0)

 

World Cup Group D - Table

Rank Team Matches / Points
1 Germany 3 Matches / 6 Points
2 Ghana 3 Matches / 4 Points
3 Australia 3 Matches / 4 Points
4 Serbia 3 Matches / 3 Points

Group Stage Fixture List

 


World Cup Betting at Ladbrokes
for Outright Winner of Group C, has Serbia at 7/2, Ghana at 4/1, Australia at 5/1 and Germany are favourites at 10/11 (and 9/1 to Win the World Cup Outright).

 




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