Germany v Portugal Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Germany v Portugal Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
A top clash of two European heavyweights in Group F and this is likely to end up being the battle for top spot. Who will take control of the group? Germany are running as 23/20 favourites to take the win, but they haven’t made it into the position of odds-on favourites for the match. That is probably due to their defence not being so tight, and of course, the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo against them. Still, Germany are unbeaten in their last six matches, but took a couple of disappointing draws against Poland and Cameron in friendly matches in their warm up. They shook that off though with a 6-1 win over Armenia in their final warm up match.
Germany have only lost one of their last 18 matches in the group stages of the World Cup, that was back in 2010 against Serbia. Of those eighteen matches, they have won 13. History is with Germany here as they have won each of their last six opening World Cup matches, so they know how to get the job done. It does appear that Germany could be a bit lightweight up front, having to rely on veteran Miroslav Klose for goals, who is 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market. He needs one more to equal Brazilian Ronaldo’s World Cup goal tally of 15. But Germany still scored more goals than anyone else in European World Cup qualifiers. That is thanks to their highly impressive creative midfield ranks. So they will carry a natural threat.
They don’t have a Cristiano Ronaldo though, and the Portuguese man is Even money favourite to score at anytime in the game. He is the big hope of the nation, as without him, they do struggle to find goals. Ronaldo though has only two World Cup goals in his career, that coming from a total of 48 shots. Portugal have only lost one of their last thirteen matches, that being a friendly against Brazil last September, so they have a decent amount of resiliency about them. Wins over Mexico and Ireland sent them to the World Cup with some confidence and winning from behind them. They have posted a W6 D1 L0 record in their last seven matches.
However, Portugal have lost their last two games in the World Cup against their Group G opponents Germany and the USA. They have also only managed to win one of their last seven FIFA World Cup matches (7-0 against North Korea four years ago). Portugal have won just three of their 17 previous international matches against Germany, and have lost the last three in a row against them at major tournament.
Germany v Portugal Odds
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Germany v Portugal Betting Tips
Germany are strong enough in the outright market at 23/20 value to bag the win. History is firmly with them.
Miroslav Klose is a strong option at 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market
Over 2.5 goals looks a good option because this should be a very open match