Brazil v Germany Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Brazil v Germany Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
It is getting down to the wire now as host nation Brazil have deal with the loss of star player Neymar in their quest to make the World Cup Final. They have reached the semi’s for the first time since back in 2002, the year that they last won the trophy. The Brazilians are undefeated in their last six semi final matches, winning five and drawing one. The question is now, whether or not they can cope not only with Neymar, who they rely upon so heavily for goals, but defensive stalwart Thiago Silva too, who is suspended for the match. Fred is the shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market for them at 2/1.
This will be just the second World Cup meeting ever between the two nations, Brazil winning the 2002 final against Germany. They have played three times since then, and in those matches the honours are even with one win each and a draw. The overall head to head is heavily in favour of the South Americans though, leading 12-4. Brazil did lose the last meeting between them 3-2 though, a friendly in 2011. Would look for the game to go over 2.5 goals as Brazil have averaged 2.2 goals per game in their last ten against Germany. But Neymar had a hand in half of their ten goals so far at this World Cup, and they have clearly been carried by him. The loss of Thiago Silva is equally as big, as they are undefeated in the last ten that he has played in.
Brazil have won just one of their last four World Cup matches against UEFA opposition, that being their 2-1 win over Croatia in the group stage. Germany have lost only one of their last nine against South American opponents at the World Cup, which was that 2002 final against Brazil. The Germans looked far more solid at the back in their 1-0 quarter final win over France, and they can trouble Brazil. Their last six goals have come from six different players so have great variety, but Thomas Muller, who has scored 4 goals so far at Brazil 2014, is the even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market.
No-one has kept more clean sheets at this year’s World Cup than Germany (three) and they have become the first side ever to make it four consecutive finals. While they only really have Miroslav Klose as a genuine number nine, they have great options in the middle of the park. They do look defensively sound enough to see of what could be a pedestrian Brazil without Neymar. They also showed that they are tactically adaptable by the way they were content to simply close France down in terms of space, instead of just playing their usual fluent, attacking game.
Brazil v Germany Odds
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Brazil v Germany Betting Tips
Brazil have averaged 2.2 goals per game in their last ten against Germany, so go over 2.5 goals
Germany to win in 90 minutes looks bags of value here