Germany v Ghana Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Germany v Ghana Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
The Germans were ruthless in their opening World Cup match, putting Portugal to the sword in a 4-0 victory. They are expected to push on heavily here and make a massive stride towards the knockout stage of the competition. Bookmakers were quick to cut the odds on Germany in the outright market after their impressive performance. Ghana are scrapping for survival after losing against the USA in their opening fixture.
The two sides have faced each other twice before, and it is Germany who have come out on top in both of them. The most recent meeting saw them come together just four years ago at the World Cup, with Germany taking a 1-0 win. Germany’s seven goals against Ghana have all come from the 60th minute onwards. They also have good form against African nations at the World Cup, because they have lost just one, against Algeria back in 1982. They have won four and drawn one of the other five meetings with African opposition.
The Germans are an efficient machine at the World Cup group stage, as they have lost just one of their last 19 games at this stage. That single defeat was four years ago at South Africa 2010 against Serbia. They have won 14 and drawn four of those last nineteen. However, Germany have won their second World Cup group game just once since 1994, back at World Cup 2006. Thomas Muller has now scored eight goals in seven World Cup matches and is running hot with seven in his last four. The Golden Boot winner from four years ago netted a hat trick against Portugal and is 6/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market.
Ghana should be in trouble here at the back as they haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five World Cup matches. They have only conceded six goals in that process though, and two of them were in their last match, a 2-1 loss against the United States. Ghana are organised and are generally tough to break down, but they haven’t got a lot of firepower up front to trouble opposition. Four of those last six goals which they have conceded have all been from set pieces. Ghana, who were losing finalists at the 2014 Africa Cup Of Nations, have won one and lost four of their last five played. Tough to see them getting anything out of the Germans.
Germany v Ghana Odds
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Germany v Ghana Betting Tips
Go over 2.5 goals, Ghana are likely to concede and Germany have plenty of goals in them
Thomas Muller is in hot scoring form and worth backing in eh anytime goalscorer market
A Draw/Germany Half Time/Full Time wager is running at 3/1, given that all of Germany’s goals against Ghana have been scored in the second half of games