Germany Odds to Win 2014 World Cup with Picks and Predictions
by Strike Point Sports - 4/1/2014
2014 Germany Odds to win the World Cup
Germany are +550 to win the World Cup. They are listed at -175 to win Group G as well as heavy -600 favorites to advance to the knockout stages.
Germany 2014 World Cup Group Play Schedule
Germany vs. Portugal - Monday, June 16 (12 p.m. EST in Salvador)
Germany vs. Ghana - Saturday, June 21 (3 p.m. EST in Fortaleza)
Germany vs. USA - Thursday, June 26 (12 p.m. EST in Recife)
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Germany World Cup 2014 Team Analysis
Breaking down what some view the strongest team in the world, you can start almost anywhere. Led by experienced manager Joachim Low, the Germans have a dynamic attacking force, usually opting for one or two strikers up front in either or both of Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez. Complimenting their front men are one of the world's best and deepest midfields to choose from. Long-capped veterans include Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Sami Khedira. If these all-world names are not enough, the next generation of German talent also regularly features. Young pheonoms Julian Draxler and Mario Gotze offer unparalleled depth and diversity, even further with exciting wings Marco Reus and Andre Schurrle. Vast and skilled, this midfield is arguably the single most-talented unit of any team in Brazil this summer, and L0w will be spoiled for choice when naming his starting lineups each match.
If the world's opposition is able to find its way past this aforementioned talented group, then they will be left deal with Manauel Neuer, thought to be the world best keeper at this time. In front of Neuer, the Germans feature a top-notch defense led by Philipp Lahm and Per Mertesacker. The back four will also likely feature regular Jerome Boateng while newer names include a trio from Borussia Dortmund in Marcel Schmelzer, Kevin Grockeutz and Mats Hummels.
Germany 2014 World Cup Tournament Picks and Predictions
The Germans topped qualifying in Group C with an unbeaten record, and you can expect them to finish the preliminary start of the tournament by advancing in first place. If for any reason Germany slips up in what most view as the Group of Death, then still expect them to progress in second place. Ghana, the United States and Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal will all be vying to take points from the favored Germans and advance themselves.
Germany have been no stranger to success on the international stage. Expect for this world football power to continue this trend in Brazil this summer. No country has played more matches (99) or scored more goals (222) at the World Cup finals, and Germany will only add to both these impressive statistics. Germany will make its presence known and be a major contender for the trophy, and considering falling short in each of their last three major tournaments, nothing short of raising the gold in Rio will be accepted. Expect to see Germany in the semifinals, and from there it is any team's chance with the likes of fellow notables Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
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