Germany Odds to win World Cup 2014
The Germans look to have everything in place to make a very strong assault on the 2014 World cup. Germany odds to win the World Cup 2014 are at 5/1 and that makes them one of the big four, the small pool of the thirty six nations from where the winner is likely to come from. Their big challengers for World Cup supremacy are Brazil, Argentina and Spain. But the Germans have been brewing as one of the best sides in the world for the last five years or so, so can they finally deliver the title that head coach Joachim Low arguably deserves?
Their last World cup title came back in 1990 when they beat Argentina in Rome, and that was their third title, making them the third most successful nation in the history of the tournament. Germany, in total have been to seven World cup finals, their last appearance coming back in 2002 where they were beaten 2-0 by Brazil in Yokohama, Japan. Four years ago at South Africa 2010 they finished third missing out on a shot at the final after losing 1-0 to eventual Champions Spain in the semi’s. Can they go one better this time around and make it to the World Cup final?
They will certainly have plenty of backers to do so. They have been one of the most consistent nations in the world for some time now, but they really have to find that breakthrough to take them from the nearly-men to champions. They also went close to the Euro 2012 final, again falling at the semi final stage, beaten out by Italy. They certainly have the potential to win a major tournament, so will this be their year?
After qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with consummate ease as expected, they were handed a group stage for the first stage of Brazil 2014, which they should qualify from relatively easily. They open their account with a massive game against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal (with Germany priced at 10/11 to win that match, with Portugal at 4/1) and then it will be the challenges of Ghana and the USA.
The strengths of Germany are their midfield and attacking corp. They are bustling with creative talent from the likes of Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the middle, to the ghosting attacking runs of Thomas Muller and stability of Sami Khedira. Germany perhaps don’t have the outright striker that they need, but the runs they create in space means that they have heavy influence from midfield. Mario Gomez, veteran Miroslav Klose and youngster Mario Gotze will be looked upon the most to supply the goals. Thomas Muller is their shortest priced option in the Top Goalscorer market at a price of 33/1.
Germany’s natural fluent style will overpower most nations, and you would bank on them to find the back of the net if they happen to fall behind in the game. There is a lot of depth and quality in the squad and that makes Germany odds to win the World Cup 2014 perhaps even more valuable. They are versatile and very strong and there will be some world class players not even making the final 2013. . There isn’t really a big weakness at the back either, on anything which seems susceptible enough to be their downfall at the tournament.
Superb value at 6/5 to reach the semi finals in 2014 World Cup betting and odds of 4/7 favourites to top their group ahead of Portugal. The Germans have a tremendously well balanced squad. Questions perhaps will be asked about semi final failures at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, but perhaps those failures will be the stepping stone to something bigger this time around.