Germany v Serbia Best Odds, Tips and Recommendations

17th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
World Cup Previews & Predictions

World Cup Betting overlooked high Scoring Germans

One of the most highly anticipated matches, in the whole of the group stages takes place on Friday, with the heavyweight European clash between Germany and Serbia. Serbia have been heavily tipped in World Cup betting as dark horses which could really spring a surprise or two, but it was the Germans who made the biggest splash in the opening round of matches, as they trounced the Socceroos of Australia 4-0. For some reason, no one really saw that coming, and no one has really been behind the challenge of the Germans, who, after their victory, saw their outright odds for winning the World Cup shorten immediately at online bookmakers. That’s understandable, as they were the first, and really the only team to set out a marker by playing some clinical attacking football. Granted, the Australian football team are not great opponents, but as shown in the World Cup, the underdogs have faring quite well, and the Germans were expected to face a solid wall of green and gold. However, with Miroslav Klose getting on the score sheet, after being out of form for his club Bayern Munich, and Lukas Podolski running things up front, the Germans overwhelmed the Australians. Germany have the second youngest squad at the World Cup, with an average age of around 25. That is their personal youngest ever squad taken to the World Cup finals, and while it raised doubts over their experience, their youthful enthusiasm certainly shone through. So did their slick tactical ability and hunger for goal. Germany had scored three goals in each of their final two warm up matches, so the signs were there. They topped their European qualification group, with a crucial away victory in Russia, yet no one has really backed them. The news of their injuries, such as Michael Ballack and number one keeper Rene Adler would have kept them back in World Cup odds, but the Germans have such a strong pedigree, its tough to see them not reaching the quarter finals at least. There will now be doubts over whether they will peak too early, after being notoriously slow starters in tournament football. Whatever happens, coach Joachim Loew has assembled a very strong, very disciplined, very organised and goal hungry squad, which could cause problems to any other nation participating. Serbia will provide a stern test of just how good they are, as the Serbians are a big, physical side with a lot of craft. Will the German defence stand up to this extra pressure? They know Serbia will come out strong, as they need a win, but by the same standard, a second win for the Germans would book them a place in the next round.

Germany World Cup Betting: Can the Germans keep their strong start going. They have had their World Cup betting outright odds cut to 7/1 at Bet365, which is now shorter than England. They will have a harder match against Serbia than they did against the Aussies. It still should be worth going over 2.5 Goals for Evens at SkyBet, which is pretty decent value. This should be a pulsating, exciting encounter, so goals should come. Miroslav Klose is 13/10 at Bet365 for Anytime Scorer, and Lukas Podolski is 13/8 at Coral in the same market. Germany look strong and organised all over the pitch, and are carrying good form. Therefore that should influence your Asian Handicap Betting.
Germany Asian Handicap Betting Tip: -0.75 for 11/10 at Paddy Power

Germany World Cup 2010 Stats
Played: P1, W1, D0, L0
GF/GA: 4/0
Cards: Y2, R0
Most Shots: Miroslav Klose, 5
Top Scorer: Four Players, 1
Shots/On Goal: 16/10
Fouls Committed: 10
Total Passes: 618
Pass Completion: 77%
Last 5 Form: DLWWW

Serbia to show no fear after crushing first defeat

Serbia lost their opening match to Ghana in a, crushing and cruel way. It really wasn’t what they deserved out of the match, but they capitulated near the end in their opener against Ghana. A red card and handball inside the area, gave Ghana the one chance they needed from sixteen yards. Ghana buried the penalty kick, which left Serbia reeling. Serbia had their chances, and it was not what was expected from the strong World Cup dark horses tip. Now those rash last fifteen minutes means they take on Germany, knowing that nothing less that a victory will really suffice. Serbia won their European qualification group ahead of France, and they should not be short of goals. But their confidence will have been dented by the defeat by Ghana, as they went into the match as quiet favourites to take all three points, and the players themselves will have felt like they let themselves and their nation down. Now they have to pick themselves up against one of the most impressive looking teams at the tournament, and they will need star striker Milan Jovanovic to start firing, and firing quickly. Do they have the tools in their box necessary to bring down the Germans? One really has to believe that they do, if they turn up and play to their full potential. They should be fired up as they cannot afford to show any fear of losing the match, and take the play to Germany at every opportunity. Serbia can play some fancy football through the middle of the park, or battle it out in an aerial contest at the back. This a game where everything can be lost, and everything gain be gained. Serbia could find themselves down and out, whilst Germany could be sailing through to the second round. But a Serbian victory, while not a major shock, would certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons. If that happens, then it will leave the group in a fascinating position, where everything would be up for grabs in the final group matches. This is match World Cup betting tipsters would have been focusing on before the tournament started, believing that Serbia’s impressive form could be the downfall of Germany. Everything will be revealed on Friday, in this real heavyweight of a match in Group D. Remember, it is from this group, where England’s second round opponents would come from, if England can secure passage through themselves.

Serbia World Cup Betting: The Serbians need to come out gunning, and they do have the ability to do so, and how they perform will help us gauge the Germans even better. They know they can show no fear and they can’t sit back and let the Germans take over possession in the middle. Their best chance is keeping the game open and trusting themselves. Not sure what approach they will take up front, whether they will use the height of Nikola Zigic or not. Zigic is 3/1 at Bet365 for Anytime Scorer, and the more dangerous Milan Jovanovic is 9/2 at SkyBet to get on the score sheet as well, and a better bet. For the game itself, the question of how much did their poor finish to the Ghana match take out of them?
Serbia Asian Handicap Betting Tip: +0.75 for Evens at Paddy Power

Serbia World Cup 2010 Stats
Played: P1, W0, D0, L1
GF/GA: 0/1
Cards: Y2, R1
Most Shots: Four Players, 2
Top Scorer: N/A
Shots/On Goal: 13/2
Fouls Committed: 10
Total Passes: 458
Pass Completion: 72%
Last 5 Form: WLDWL

Germany v Serbia Match Odds

Germany to win: 4/6 at BetFred
Draw: 3/1 at Bwin
Serbia to win: 5/1 at Bet365
 




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