World Cup 2014 Group G Predictions
Germany will be topping the list of most people’s choice when it comes to World Cup 2014 Group G predictions. Third place finishers four years ago in South Africa, Joachim Low’s men look as if they could be peaking to go even better this time around. They have received heavy backing in the outright winner market where they are trading as joint second favourites at a price of 5/1 with South Americans Argentina. So while they are trading well there, they have been favoured to top Group G, but there is a potentially tough game ahead for them.
Germany v Portugal is the big clash on Monday, June 16th and the two Europeans come together in the group’s opening match. Should the Germans get a win on the board in that one, then they will be red hot favourites to continue on and march to the top of the group, with only the challenges of Ghana and the USA to come after that. This does look to be an unbalanced group with supremacy coming down to the straightforward choice of Germany or Portugal. While Germany have many, many aces up their sleeve, they don’t have Cristiano Ronaldo.
Will the Real Madrid star be able to throw a spanner in the German works? Here is the thing looking at the group as a whole, even if Germany happen to lose against Portugal (the Portuguese are 4/1 outsiders to win the game), they should do enough against Ghana and the USA to still qualify through. Germany are 1/6 to qualify with Portugal odds on as well at 4/7. Even if the two European nations draw then Germany will probably have more goals to outscore Portugal to the top of the pile.
Is there any chance of an upset to consider in World Cup 2014 Group G predictions? Not really. Portugal are basically a one man team in Cristiano Ronaldo and you feel that that will only carry them so far. Germany are a far more well rounded side and how convincing they were through qualification, it is hard to not see them getting the job done at the end of the day, so they are going to continue to take heavy backing with the likes of Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and more around to make a big impact.
The USA look to be the weakest of the bunch, although it is hard to gauge just where Ghana are at. They have always been a decent world side, but don’t look primed at the moment to really turn up and impress themselves. However, that having been said, they are trading as 6/4 favourites to beat the USA in their opening group match, and that looks to be the only winnable match for both of those nation. USA are 11/10 favourites to finish bottom and there is probably a lot of value in that.
The best looking option in World Cup 2014 Group G predictions is backing a Germany/Portugal Dual Forecast wager which is trading at a price of 4/6 in World Cup 2014 odds. If you do want to be a bit bolder than shooting for a Germany/Portugal Forecast will fetch you odds of 6/4, while digging a little deeper in Group G betting, it could be worth having a shot at USA v Germany being the highest scoring game at odds of 9/4.