Germany World Cup 2018 Betting – Odds, Group & Prediction


The reigning World Champions Germany will be aiming to do what just two other nations have managed before, namely win back to back World Cups. Italy and Brazil are the only ones to have done it before, so it is a very exclusive club. However, this powerful young Germany squad have a good chance of pulling it off.

Winner Odds*

Germany 9/2, Brazil 4/1, France 13/2, Spain 6/1, Argentina 10/1, Belgium 11/1, England 18/1, Portugal 25/1, Uruguay 33/1, Croatia 33/1, Colombia 40/1, Russia 40/1, Poland 50/1, bar 100/1* (betting odds taken at 7:46 p.m. on April 5th, 2018)


Germany Group Stage

The Germans have a good group stage to get through ahead of them at Russia 2018. Even though they may have a couple of competitive matches to work their way through, there doesn’t appear to be anything around that can trip them up. Germany are 4/0 odds-on favourites at bet365* (betting odds taken on April 6th, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.) to win the group and it’s hard not to see that actually happening. They can be backed at an odds-on price to win all three of their individual matches in the group stage.

After opening against Mexico on June 17th, the Germans go into a scrap with fellow-European Sweden on June 23rd. The Swedes were part of the reason why the Netherlands are not at the World Cup, and they took a great win over France in their qualification group plus knocked out Italy as well in the UEFA play offs. So they could be a tricky opponent on their day, but the class and quality that Germany have will be expected to win out.

Then Die Mannschaft will finish off with their easiest game, a fixture against South Korea. The benefit of that is that if Germany have done enough already to be comfortable at the top of the group, then they can afford to rest some players ahead of the knockout stages of the competition if need be.

Germany Stage of Elimination Odds

Germany’s potential route to the latter stages of the competition is not all that tricky. They get to go up against Switzerland most likely in the round of sixteen and this is part of the projection of them winning their group. That would send them through to a potential quarter-final against England and you can just see Die Mannschaft making light work of their progress. They are that good that they should be something of a lock for a final four finish.

There real treat down the line would be that German would reunite with Brazil in the semi-finals if both of them win their respective groups. That was the semi-final duel four years ago in which Germany dominated with a spectacular 7-1 victory on their path to winning the title. So anything less than a final four finish would be a shock really. They are 9/2 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on April 6th, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.) to make a semi-final exit. The shortest-priced option on them is a last sixteen dismissal is at 7/2 odds* (betting odds taken on April 6th, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.).

World Cup Record

A win in this one would move Germany level on World Cup wins with Brazil. It is four that the Germans have to their name after beating Argentina in extra time four years ago in the final. That is the last three editions of the tournament that they have finished in the top three so it would be a huge surprise if they are not there or thereabouts at the end of things this summer.

The first of Germany’s titles came in 1954 and then it was twenty years later that they doubled up with success on home soil. They took the title at Italia ‘90 and then four years ago. Three of their four World Cup title wins then have been in a year which ends with a number 4. On top of that, they have landed as runners-up four times and have finished up in third place four other times.

So in thirteen of their eighteen World Cup appearances, Germany have at least finished fourth. That’s some record. Their match record in World Cup history is W22 D20 L20.

Germany Prediction

They have a fantastic shot at defending their title. Their squad is youthful and talented and that will help them endure the trials of tournament football. They are so good when it comes to working their way through major competitions and it will be interesting to see if they get to face off against Brazil in the final four once more. That looks to be the soonest that they would go out of the competition and as it is such a tough thing to win back to back World Cups, we would expect Germany to come up short there, so a semi-final exit at 9/2 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 6th, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.) is our tip.


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