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South Korea v Germany Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

South Korea v Germany- World Cup 2018
South Korea v Germany Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 27th June - 3.00 p.m With South Korea on the brink of being eliminated not having picked up a point in any of their first two games, this is all about Germany. This group has been a massive struggle for the Germans and they had to fight their way back from behind against Sweden in their second match, a stoppage-time strike getting them a crucial three points in the game. Now in order to get through to the next round, they have to win by two goals or more or better Sweden’s results against Mexico. Our South Korea v Germany predictions sees a positive result coming for the Europeans.

South Korea News and Form

Despite losing their two games at the 2018 World Cup so far South Korea do actually have a chance of getting through to the knockout stage of the competition. Granted that is a very slim chance. In order for the Asians to progress they would have to win this game and Sweden would have to lose by a bigger margin than what South Korea win by. That looks pretty much out of the picture here and South Korea are heavy underdogs for this game and we can't see them producing anything against Germany. South Korea lost 1-0 against Sweden in their opening match and then went down 2-1 against Mexico, the Koreans getting their goal deep into stoppage time when it was all too late. South Korea does not look much of a force going forward and because of that we are considering Germany to win to nil at 5/6 odds with bet365 for our South Korea v Germany prediction* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). South Korea are now on a five-match winless streak of form in World Cup fixtures losing each of their last four. They will know course be facing a Germany side who need a performance to secure qualification. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Germany News and Form

Germany just about recovered from their opening defeat against Mexico, which is still the biggest shock of the whole tournament so far. The reigning world champions found themselves trailing against Sweden in their second fixture and at that point, they were heading home. But they grabbed a lifeline in the second half as deep into stoppage time Toni Kroos curled in a brilliant winner for them. That was some drama and covered up another weak defensive display by Germany as they struggled to handle the long balls that Sweden was throwing at them. So now in order for Germany to get through to the next stage they have to better whatever Sweden manage against Mexico and that includes the goal difference factor because they are level with the Swedes on that at the moment. A Germany 2-0 option in the bet365 correct score market has been appeal just because of how non-threatening South Korea look. So Germany still have some work to do and they have won just two of their last eight games, losing three of their last five. If ever they needed an efficient win now is the time.

South Korea v Germany Head to Head

This will be the fourth game between these two nations the first two of which were both World Cup games and Germany took a win in both of those fixtures. Their most recent meeting was a 2004 friendly which South Korea produced a 3-1 victory in. South Korea v Germany World Cup 2018 Infographic

South Korea v Germany Betting Odds*

Germany 1/5 Draw 13/2 South Korean 16/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.)

South Korea v Germany Predictions

Somehow Germany have managed to survive despite not looking their usual confident and fluent selves. They should be fine in delivering a victory in this one against an already eliminated South Korea and we are looking at the Germany 2-0 in favour of the reigning world champions.  
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Germany v Sweden Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Germany v Sweden- World Cup 2018
Germany v Sweden Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 23rd June - 7.00 p.m (Full time: 2:1 - goals: Reus 48', Kroos 95' - Toivonen 32'') Original Quotation: Gary Lineker, interviewed, July 4th 1990: "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win."

New quotation, Gary Lineker via twitter, June 23rd 2018: "Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win." Not many punters would have expected to see Germany in this situation. They lost their Group F opener against Mexico as the reigning World Champions had a bad day at the office with trouble in coping with the pace and directness of the Central Americans. Now they need to produce three points to get themselves back into the race and that may not be too easy against a Sweden side who would be happy to collect a point out of this.

Germany News and Form

Germany are under a bit of pressure at the moment. They are only W1 D2 L3 in their last six games now after losing against Mexico in their World Cup 2018 opener. That was the biggest shock of the first round of group stage matches. The lone win they have posted in their last six games was a hard fought 2-1 success over Saudi Arabia. Things aren’t quite there for Germany at the moment, they just don't look quite as sharp as you would expect them to be.

Germany v Sweden World Cup 2018 Infographic

That’s three losses in their last four games now and the reigning World Champions have to sort this out pronto. They saw plenty of the ball against Mexico but they were pretty poor in the final third of the pitch and in none of their last five games have they managed more than one goal in a game. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) and for our Germany v Sweden predictions that looks like a very solid option. Germany have their threats going forward, they have tremendous creativity in their ranks as well. Timo Werner is the 15/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) for this one and they need to get him better service. While the goals haven’t been flowing for them, they have also been struggling at the back as they have conceded in each of their last seven games. So they are feeling the heat at the moment and in the bet365 correct score market you have a 5/1 option on a Germany 1-0. However if you are backing the Germans then a 2-1 option at 15/2* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) offers more appeal in our Germany v Sweden predictions. They are one of the best sides in the world still, they cruised through qualification, but it’s just gone wrong in the last few months for them. Can they survive this test? [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Sweden News and Form

Sweden will have a bit of wind in their sails as they have three points from beating South Korea. They did need a penalty kick to secure their 1-0 victory though but they won’t care about that at the end of the day and they didn’t have a shot on target against them the entire match. Through their World Cup qualification campaign Sweden were scoring for fun, but things have quieted down since knocking Italy out of the play offs. Sweden have scored in just one of their last four games and in none on their last nine matches have they produced more than one goal in a game (W2 D4 L3). Their converted penalty against South Korea is their only goal in their last four games but they will have looked at the recent weaknesses that have been showing up in the Germany defence and be thinking that they can produce. A draw in the game means that they will finish above the Germans no matter what, while a win for them would see them secure a place in the round of sixteen. A Sweden-Draw Double Chance is at 2/1 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.).

Germany v Sweden Head to Head

The last two games between these two have produced sixteen goals in total. Those were World Cup 2014 qualifiers with the first game-ending 4-4 after Germany had been 4-0 ahead and then out in Sweden there was a 5-3 win for Die Mannschaft. It would be great to see another game like either of those. Germany have never lost to Sweden, winning five and drawing two of their previous seven meetings.

Germany v Sweden Betting Odds*

Germany 2/5 Draw 4/1 Sweden 8/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.)

Germany v Sweden Predictions

Sweden may be good enough to dig in there and defend and battle their way to a share of the spoils in this one. Germany have been struggling for clean sheets and they were far from their usual clinical selves against Mexico. The Swedes are not a side in great form but they may be able to avoid defeat here and so our main option in Germany v Sweden predictions is a Sweden-Draw Double Chance.  
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Germany v Mexico Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Germany v Mexico- World Cup 2018
Germany v Mexico Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 17th June - 4.00 p.m (Full time: 0:1 - goals: Lozano 35') Reigning world champions Germany kick-off their title defence on Sunday as they go up against Mexico in Group F. Germany have actually not been in great form during their warm-up sequence of matches, so will that allow Mexico to get their noses into this game? Germany v Mexico predictions will have the Europeans as firm favourites to get all three points from the game regardless, but they may get a stiff workout from El Tri.

Germany News and Form

It is not too often that you question the form of Germany, but that has to be done at the moment as they have only recorded a W1 D3 L2 record in their last six fixtures. How concerned will they be about that lack of winning ahead of their World Cup title defence? More often than not Germany just slips effortlessly into tournament mode and given that they have reached at least the semi finals in each of their last six major tournaments, it’s hard not to expect or back them to come good. They have been the top scoring side at each of the last three World Cups and so you would expect goals to start flowing and in the bet365 correct score market a Germany 2-1 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM) to start of our Germany v Mexico predictions. But you notice we have them conceding and that is because their defence has been struggling for clean sheets. Germany have collected only one clean sheet in their last eight games, conceding in that sequence against the likes of Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland. So even though Mexico are are not a prolific side, still in our Germany v Mexico predictions, it is worth a look at both teams to score at even money odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM). Germany will be looking to Thomas Muller and Timo Werner further goals at this tournament and it is the latter who is beating his compatriot at a shorter price in the World Cup 2018 Golden Boot market action. While the wins have not been flowing for Germany, they have only lost two games since Euro 2016, but both defeats were inside their last three games suffering reverses against Brazil and Austria, both by a one-goal margin. So it has not been the greatest of preparations but this is Germany and they excel at tournament football. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Mexico News and Form

So are Mexico in the kind of shape to potentially cause an upset in this game? Probably not but still our predictions are sending the game over 2.5 goals which is are 9/10 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM) and we do fancy the Mexicans getting on the scoresheet. Mexico won their CONCACAF qualification group, and it was pretty easy for them to do that. Their current form is not great with only two wins in their last five games and their big concern will be a lack of scoring. Mexico have scored in just one of their last four games (W1 D1 L2) which has been a highly disappointing output. But still, their current lack of scoring surely lends a bit of extra value to backing them to find a way through the Germany defence. Another way you can look at it is by considering the both teams to score option at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018, at 11:35 PM). A loss will not put them out of the qualification picture as they will go on to face Sweden and South Korea to try and continue their positive streak of qualifying for the round of 16 at World Cups.

Germany v Mexico Head to Head

This will be the fourth game between Germany and Mexico in the previous three were all competitive matches. Their first ever meeting was in the 1988 World Cup with Germany collecting a 2-1 victory. The other two meetings between them both in the Confederations Cup with Germany taking a 4-3 victory in 2005 clash, and then hammering the Mexicans 4-1 last summer out in Russia.

Germany v Mexico Betting Odds*

Germany 1/2 Draw 7/2 Mexico 13/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 13th, 2018 at 4:27 p.m.)

Germany v Mexico Predictions

Mexico appear to be carrying the kind of form that would suggest that there are going to come out and cause an upset in this fixture. But they may be able to get the Germans rattled regardless. But looking at everything together a Germany to win & both teams to score option looks good for Germany v Mexico predictions.    
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World Cup 2018 Group F betting preview and prediction

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Germany look a fearsome team in World Cup Group F, although Mexico are capable of chasing them home in second Many World Cup groups feature a particularly strong team and then three other sides who can play to similar levels.

Germany to dominate Group F

One such section is Group F, with Germany arriving in Russia as world champions and they had a little warm-up last summer in the same country when winning the Confederations Cup with a weakened squad. Germany are 4/0 odds on favourites to win Group F* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 9th at 00:57 AM). Die Mannschaft have to be respected after powering their way through qualification and Joachim Low was able to leave several high-class performers out of his 23-man squad as he bids to make history with this German side. Timo Werner is the big notable addition to the squad, with the Leipzig striker currently boasting eight goals in fourteen international appearances (at the time of writing).

Group F Winner Odds*

Germany 4/9 Mexico 13/2 Sweden 13/2 Korea Republic 16/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 9th at 00:57 AM) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] Meanwhile, there is also Joshua Kimmich who is another superstar in the making and these young energetic players should make the Germans tough to beat. They should certainly finish top of a group featuring a defensive Swedish side, a defensively-profligate Mexico team and a South Korea outfit who rely too heavily on Son Heung-Min.

Sweden to struggle?

The Swedes were the notable qualifiers from the UEFA Play-Offs, with few given the Scandinavian side a prayer of even finishing in the top two of their group although they finished ahead of Netherlands and then beat Italy over two games. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is nowhere to be seen these days and they are likely to be short of goals in this World Cup, with South Korea up first and that doesn’t look like a straightforward victory. The South Koreans are one of five Asian teams in the World Cup and continue their proud tradition of qualifying for every tournament since 1986 although they generally bow out at the group stage after making the finals. The Taeguk Warriors finished well behind Iran in their final qualifying group and scored just eleven goals in ten matches which suggests that other teams are going to find it easy to stop them in Russia.

Group F To Qualify Odds*

Germany 1/12 Mexico 10/11 Sweden 11/8 South Korea 3/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 9th at 00:57 AM)

El Tri to continue qualification streak?

Mexico boast a better calibre of player than Sweden or South Korea and that is why our main bet on Group F involves backing Los Tri to finish second, presumably behind Germany! Mexcio are 10/11 odds to qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 9th at 00:57 AM). The Mexicans were easily the best team in CONCACAF qualification, with six wins and three draws coming in their ten games and Juan Carlos Osorio boasts a squad packed with experienced players who are used to making it through the group. While they also have a track record at exiting at the last sixteen stage, it’s a situation where Mexico are comfortable and they are likely to be taking a pot shot at Brazil this time around.

World Cup 2018 outright winner odds at bet365*

Brazil 4/1 Germany 9/2 Spain 6/1 France 13/2 Argentina 9/1 Belgium 11/1 England 16/1 Portugal 25/1 Uruguay 28/1 Croatia 33/1 Columbia 40/1 Russia 40/1 Poland 66/1 Denmark 100/1 Mexico 100/1 Switzerland 100/1 Sweden 150/1 Bar 200/1 * (betting odds taken on June 6, 2018, at 4:03 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Group F Betting Tips

Mexico to finish second @ 9/5* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 9th at 00:57 AM)
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Austria v Germany Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd June 2018

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Austria v Germany Betting Preview - 2nd June 2018 Austria produced a disappointing World Cup 2018 qualification campaign in what was a competitive group. They are running in a nice streak of positive form at the moment though so this could be a good work out against their neighbours. Germany will be heading to the 2018 World Cup to launch a title defence but they will go into this one without having won a match for a while.

Austria v Germany Betting Tips

Austria couldn’t do enough to get themselves to the 2018 World Cup, as they were beaten out in their group by Serbia and Ireland who took the top two spots respectively. A bit more was expected of Austria after their solid Euro 2016 qualification campaign. It all just fell a bit flat for them, but with that said at the end of the March international break, they recorded a big win over Luxembourg which left Austria with five straight wins. During the sequence of wins they got one against their World Cup qualification group winners Serbia and then beat Uruguay in an international friendly. So there are some positives which Austria could take looking forward to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. So they could make Germany work hard on the night, however Austria are underdogs and that is because they have a poor head to head against their neighbours. Two of the last four meetings between Austria and Germany has seen the Germans run out 2-1 winners and in the bet365 correct score market, a repeat 2-1 scoreline for Germany is 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:37 p.m. on May 28th, 2018). Germany have won the last nine meetings between themselves and Austria so that’s pretty hot form they have going, and that is from both competitive and friendly fixtures. They were together in the World Cup 2014 qualification and Germany took wins in both of the matches against the Austrians. In eight of their last nine games against Austria, Germany have produced at least two goals and so it is worth considering over 2.5 goals which is at 3/4 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 11:37 p.m. on May 28th, 2018). There is a trend as each of the last four between Germany and Austria have ended up over the goal line. Germany are actually going into the game without a win in any of their last four fixtures D3 L1, but they have certainly been giving themselves tests because those four fixtures were against England, France, Spain and Brazil. The loss was against the Selecao in their last outing and that was Germany’s first defeat since their Euro 2016 exit. Germany will be wanting to get a little bit of momentum going ahead of their title defence at Russia 2018.

Austria v Germany Betting Odds*

Germany 1/2, Draw 10/3, Austria 5/1* (Betting Odds taken from bet365 at 9:21 p.m. on May 28th, 2018)

Austria v Germany Predictions

This should be a good contest as the Germans need to find a way to get a bit of momentum going having not won in four games. Austria may pose a threat as they have produced some positive results recently, but this is where Germany need to step things up so back the visitors to win by a one goal margin.
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World Cup 2018 group betting – predictions & winner odds

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After the outright winner market, one of the most popular areas that punters will be looking at for their World Cup 2018 betting is the group stage. World Cup 2018 group betting comes in many varied forms. You have the obvious outright winner and the "to qualify" market" which will draw a lot of appeal and the nice thing about group betting at the 2018 World Cup, is that you will know your outcome pretty quickly compared to the overall tournament winner selection, which you have to wait a whole month for. The bulk of all of the matches at the 2018 World Cup will be played in the group stage as in total there are a 48 matches played in the first round action. That’s a lot of individual match betting to be done, but here we are going to take a look at the best betting options for World Cup 2018 group betting.

World Cup 2018 Outright Winner Odds*

Brazil 4/1, Germany 9/2, Spain 6/1, France 13/2, Argentina 9/1, Belgium 11/1, England 18/1, Portugal 25/1, Croatia 33/1, Uruguay 33/1, Colombia 40/1, Russia 40/1, Poland 50/1, bar 100/1* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

World Cup 2018 Group A betting - predictions & winner odds

Group A at the 2018 World Cup is fascinating. Host nation Russia must be sweating a bit as they look at what they have to deal with. They are likely to come under considerable threat from South American nation Uruguay in the race for top spot. But given how poor Russia have been for some while now, there is the bubbling threat of Egypt who may come to the tournament and pose the big upset threat to the Russians. Russia opens the World Cup as hosts against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14 and they are odds-on favourites to get the win in the match. Frankly, if they don’t, then they are going to be in for a rough ride. Russia’s second game is against Egypt, and the entire country of Egypt will be waiting on the fitness of their superstar Mo Salah who was injured in the UEFA Champions League final for Liverpool against Real Madrid. Egypt are underdogs for their games against Uruguay and Russia, but you just wonder if Salah is there and fit, with they be able to frustrate the hosts? Overall Uruguay certainly look the strongest nation in the group and at 11/10 odds to win group a with bet365* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018), that looks a reasonable place to start. In the Group A to qualify market, Russia are at 4/11 odds but their current form is pretty much in the gutter. During 2017 they lost matches against the Ivory Coast and Mexico, while they played out a draw against Iran and didn’t make an impact on home soil during the 2017 Confederations Cup. So really the exciting question the group raises is whether or not Egypt, who so nearly held Portugal to draw in a March friendly, can upset Russia. Egypt are 8/15 odds to qualify* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: Uruguay should top the group, and while Russia will be made to sweat they should just do enough to squeeze through.

World Cup 2018 Group B betting - predictions & winner odds

Group B at the 2018 World Cup looks one of the more cut and dry groups. That is because there are two strong European nations in there with Portugal and Spain taking on Morocco and Iran. So it’s not too difficult to predict the outcome of that. Spain and Portugal go head-to-head in the group opener which is one to look forward to on Friday, June 15, and the Spaniards are 20/21 odds favourites* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to get the victory in that match. Realistically that’s going to be the group decider. Neither Iran or Morocco are likely to do anywhere near enough to muscle their way into upsetting one of European nations to take a qualification spot away from them. This is a group where it’s probably worth looking for a straight forecast and you can take 11/10 odds on Spain* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to finish in first place and Portugal finishing second. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: There should be a straightforward outcome in this one and as Spain looking far better shape than Portugal do, Spain are likely to top the group with Portugal qualifying behind them.

World Cup 2018 Group C betting - predictions & winner odds

Group C at the 2018 World Cup hosts France, Denmark, Peru and Australia. The clear favourites there are France who are 4/9 odds-on favourites* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to win the group. Given their current standing in the world game and their great tournament showing at Euro 2016, it will be surprising if France didn’t win the group and they have to be pretty happy with the draw that they have received. So who is worth backing behind them to also qualify? This is a pretty straightforward answer as well as far as we can see as Denmark are 4/6 odds to qualify at bet365* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). The Danes put together pretty solid qualification campaign and its been many a year since we have seen a Denmark side as good as this current one is. They have flashes of brilliance in their squad, notably through Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, and looking at them, and the way that they handled themselves in the World Cup qualifying play-offs against Ireland, they should hold off Peru and Australia comfortably enough. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: A straight 1-2 for Europe in this one with France topping the group and Denmark comfortably following them through.

World Cup 2018 Group D betting - predictions & winner odds

Group D at the 2018 World Cup should be fiercely competitive and it is one of the ones where qualification isn’t quite as cut and dry. You have Argentina who are the odds-on favourites to actually win the group, but certainly, with some bad chinks in their armour exposed during World Cup 2018 qualifying, the other teams in the group will really fancy having a go at them. Yes Argentina have in Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and co, but they haven’t played all that well as a team, certainly not as an offensive force. You have Nigeria and Iceland in the group as well both of which will bring their own unique qualities. The Super Eagles were quite enterprising and solid enough through the qualification campaign. They look stronger than they were four years ago when they did go up against Argentina in the group stage and nearly scored an upset over the Albiceleste. Iceland were one of the stars of Euro 2016 after their fantastic run against the odds, and they beat Croatia in their World Cup qualification group to top spot. So it will be interesting to see how they handle themselves in their first ever World Cup. Iceland are 4/1 odds underdogs in the group to qualify with Nigeria at 14/5* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). It’s the presence of Croatia, one of the more notable dark horses for Russia 2018 that makes the group so fascinating. They have the squad to really put together a strong challenge to Argentina in winning the group. There are technically very sound and going to be a very difficult side for anybody to have to go up against. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: Group D looks as if each of the teams are capable of taking points off the others. So this should be pretty tight. It may just be worth backing underdogs Croatia at 13/5 odds to beat Argentina* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to win the group. You would still have the back Argentina to qualify through though, but the presence of Nigeria make really cause them to sweat. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

World Cup 2018 Group E betting - predictions & winner odds

Group E should be a straightforward betting affair for punters. Brazil other 2/5 odds favourites* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to top that pool. We get a great Brazil versus Switzerland group opener as well to look for to. Brazil just look fantastic at the moment, and with or without Neymar they should be able to qualify here comfortably enough as group winners. Switzerland had a good qualification campaign, only falling short at the very last hurdle in failing to get the draw against Portugal which they needed to win the group. Still, Switzerland look enterprising at the moment and have been playing some positive stuff. Perhaps only questionable thing in this group is whether or not Serbia can have an impact. Because of the fixtures, if Serbia win their opener over Costa Rica and Switzerland lose their opener against Brazil, Serbia will have a bit of a foothold in the group. Because then if they could go out and get a result against the Swiss in their second group stage match that would put them through to the next round. So the game between Serbia and Switzerland on June 22 should be a tense one. Serbia after all did battle their way through a tough group containing Ireland, Wales and Austria in World Cup qualification and could just make things interesting in the race to qualify behind Brazil. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: Brazil should stroll their way to winning the group, and we don’t think that is in much doubt. But just because the way the fixtures are set up in group B, we can see a window of opportunity to back Serbia at 11/8 odds to qualify* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018).

World Cup 2018 Group F betting - predictions & winner odds

Group F has the reigning world champions Germany as the 4/9 odds on favourites* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to win it. It’s hard to picture a scenario where that doesn’t actually happen. In the group, Germany will be taking on Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Considering how strong Germany have looked since their Euro 2016 exit and being bolstered by a new young scoring sensation in the form of Timo Werner, they should be just fine. With South Korea not expected to really be in the picture for any qualification hope, it leaves a tussle between Mexico and Sweden to join Germany in the next round. So which way to swing on that one? It’s worth going against the bookmaker’s on this one. Of the two Mexico are 11/10 odds to qualify with Sweden at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). The longer value on the Europeans looks a great option to take because of what they achieved during qualification not only in holding off the Netherlands but also landing a convincing win over the French. There appears to be some value on a Germany and Sweden dual forecast at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: There should be no stopping Germany landing the group win. Because of how good Sweden have looked in the last year or so it’s worth backing them to make it a European 1-2 in the group.

World Cup 2018 Group G betting - predictions & winner odds

This is another one of the groups where it’s not too difficult to predict the top two teams. Predicting the order of those top two teams is a little trickier. Belgium and England are the clear front runners in Group H for World Cup 2018 betting. Of those two European challengers it is Belgium who are the 5/6 odds-on favourites* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) to win the group with England coming in at 11/8 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). The rest of the group is made up by Panama who are making their World Cup debut and African nation Tunisia. The set up of the group stage matches means that when England and Belgium meet on June 28 in the final round of group stage matches, there is a strong probability that they will both be sat on six points and this will be the expected group decider. At this point, one of them could have a goal difference over the other which means that they would be happy enough to settle for a draw. Also because both Belgium and England would have qualified in that scenario, both nations may also take the chance to rest some players ahead of the knockout phase. The early price on the game has Belgium as 7/5 odds favourites with England at 2/1* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). England actually do have a very strong head-to-head against the Red Devils. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: It is going to be interesting who does come out on top in this group because Belgium and England look very evenly matched. The one difference between them perhaps is that Belgium may be able to come up with enough goals just to edge out the three Lions and a Belgium/England straight forecast is at 11/10* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018).

World Cup 2018 Group H betting - predictions & winner odds

There should be a competitive group battle between Poland, Senegal, Columbia and Japan in Group H. Of those four, Japan look the least likely to get themselves into the qualification frame. But it leaves a tight three-way scrap between Columbia, Poland and Senegal and each have their strengths. The bookmakers have sided with Columbia being the strongest of those three and the South Americans are 7/4 odds to win Group H* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018). However there looks to be better value on Poland 2/1 odds* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018), as they were untroubled through qualification, and they produced some great tournament football at Euro 2016 where they were not overawed by the occasion. Poland also look strong up front for the sheer presence of Robert Lewandowski alone and they actually do appeal to win this tight group. Columbia's World Cup qualification campaign wasn’t anything special, and after their highs of four years ago in Brazil it could fall flat for them this time around. The challenge of Senegal, who have a lot of English Premier League players in their ranks is going to be interesting. They are going to turn up with pace and power and that’s something that could really trouble Columbia when they to go head-to-head. Looking at the three contenders for the qualification spots from group H, it's not hard to imagine the more taking points off each other. This should be the tightest group of all of them. prediction group win world cup 2018Prediction: Who is better suited to win out in a tight battle question mark? For us Poland as the most appeal, as they are likely to produce more going forward than the other two contenders. Just because Columbia have not looked anything special for the last couple of years, we would even go as far to seriously consider the 13/8 odds on Senegal to qualify* (betting odds taken at 00:13 a.m. on May 29th, 2018) ahead of them.

World Cup 2018 Group Stage Predictions

  • Group A: Uruguay, Russia
  • Group B: Spain, Portugal
  • Group C: France, Denmark
  • Group D: Croatia, Argentina
  • Group E: Brazil, Serbia
  • Group F: Germany, Sweden
  • Group G: Belgium, England
  • Group H: Poland, Senegal
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World Cup 2018 Winner predictions – favourites & odds

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Each of the nations turning up at the 2018 World Cup will be bringing their own unique qualities and strengths to the table. Some nations will be turning up knowing that they aren’t going to win the tournament outright and where even getting out of the group stage would be deemed a success for them. Other nations will be arriving in Russia with huge expectations of winning the event. Here we preview the main contenders for the 2018 World Cup title and will assess the chances of a couple of the strongest outsiders with the most potential to defy larger odds and pull off an upset.

Brazil - will they succeed again?

Brazil are the most successful nation ever in the history of the World Cup having won the title five times and having lost in two other finals. Four years ago on home soil, they were looking like the ones to beat but their campaign came crashing down in heavy loss against eventual champions Germany at the semi-final stage. Four years on Brazil are looking stronger than ever and could take some stopping in the tournament. Even though on their fitness concerns over star striker Neymar, Brazil look to have a more well-rounded squad and better options than they did four years ago. The Selecao have now world-class goalkeeper in Roma’s Alisson and they have a bit of steel in the middle of the park with the likes of Manchester City’s Fernandinho and Real Madrid’s Casemiro. Then there is the usual Brazilian flair and they have great options in the likes of William, Philippe Coutinho, Fred, Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus. If Neymar, who has scored 53 goals in just 83 caps for his country, is fit following his broken foot injury picked up in early 2018, Brazil’s chances of getting their hands on the title will increase. They have a good back up in Gabriel Jesus who is the 3/1 second favouirte* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to finish as their top scorer at the tournament. Perhaps the one area where Brazil may fall short is in defence. They have an experienced backline with the likes of Thiago Silva and Marcelo, but it’s most certainly not the youngest defence with their main core all over the age of 30. They are justifiably one of the front runners to win the 2018 World Cup, and they pretty much cruised their way through qualification. Anything less than a place in the final four for Brazil would be a huge disappointment for the country, most likely for the neutrals and it would also be a huge surprise given how good their squad looks. Brazil are odds-on favourites to win each of their group stage matches which are against Switzerland, Costa Rica and then Serbia and Brazil are 9/4 odds to reach the final at bet365* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018).

Outright Odds* for the World Cup 2018

Brazil 4/1, Germany 9/2, Spain 6/1, France 13/2, Argentina 9/1, 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 from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Germany - will they defend their title?

The Germans were efficiently superior to everyone else four years ago in Brazil as they won their fourth World Cup title. After winning their group they needed extra time in the round of 16 to get past Algeria, but then marched their way past France, Brazil and then Argentina in the final to earn their success. Four years later Germany are once again one of the front-runners to come out on top in the latest edition of the tournament. Germany looks to have a well-rounded squad again, with good options between the sticks in Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and you know they are going to be tough to break down at the back. Unlike most of the defences of the front-running teams at the tournament, Germany’s defence is young in comparison. They have wonderful experience in the middle of the park boosted by great creativity in the likes of Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil. Up front they look to be a little bit more balanced than they were four years ago actually with their star man Thomas Muller being supported by not only veteran Mario Gomez but young star Timo Werner who has seven international goals in just 12 caps for Germany at the time of writing. He has the potential to be a huge star at the 2018 World Cup and is the 11/4 favouirte* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to be Germany's top scorer. So, as usual, there are strengths throughout the squad for Germany and they have landed in a manageable group in the first round of action as they will be facing Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Germany are 4/9 odds favourites* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to win Group F. If the draw pans out with Germany winning their group it may be all European opponents that they face during the knockout stages on their route to the final and they are so strong among their continental rivals. Germany are 9/4 odds joint favourites* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) alongside Brazil at bet365 to reach the final. Looking at their squad and their form in recent World Cups, where they have finished in the top three in each of the last four editions of the tournament, then it makes sense to expect them to get back there. Given the way the draw that is lined up if they and Brazil win their groups and progress through the knockout stages, then they would meet in the showcase match.

Spain - will they continue their unbeaten streak?

Four years ago Spain had a disastrous World Cup title defence. The Spaniards crashed out in the group stage of the competition after back-to-back opening defeats against the Netherlands and then Chile. But the Red Fury looks to have settled themselves down well after that setback, and they went unbeaten right from their Euro 2016 exit through to the March internationals in 2018. During those March friendly games, Spain played out a 1-1 draw with Germany before producing a stunning 6-1 victory over Argentina. Spain have a manager in Julen Lopetegui who looks to have gotten them back to the top of their game again. There is a strong main core running through the Spanish squad, with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, David Silva and Andres Iniesta, but there is a lot of younger quality now which has fully been established at this level, like Koke, Isco, Thiago and Marco Asensio. So they have nice blend about them and although overall their squad is perhaps lacking that true world-class striker, they have in Diego Costa a man who’s not afraid to mix it up with opposing defenders, and he is always up for the fight. But once again the main strengths of Spain are going to be in the midfield area where they liked control so much possession and finer inch-perfect pass to carve open a defence. Even though Spain have to face Portugal in the group stage of the tournament, the Spaniards are favourites to win their group and roll their way through the competition. The path that they could take to the final is actually not quite as bad as some of the other main contenders and they have every chance of landing themselves in the final four. Spain are 10/3 odds to make it* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to the 2018 World Cup final.

France - will the young team make the grade?

France may well be a bit of a puzzle for punters looking at World Cup 2018 betting. They are certainly among the front-runners to launch a successful title campaign, and on the back of their near miss at Euro 2016 they clearly have the squad assembled which can handle tournament football. However their path through the knockout stage of this summer’s competition could be fraught with danger. France kick off in Group C where they will face Australia, Peru and Denmark and it will be a major shock if the French didn’t get out of the group and pose a threat in the knockout stages. France most likely won’t get an easy round of 16 tie because they can be facing somebody like Argentina or Croatia and that would be a tough entrance into the knockout stage of the competition. So things will ramp up quickly for France. Other prospective opponents through the knockout stages on the way to the final would be Uruguay or Portugal in the quarter finals then potentially Brazil in the semi finals. So the French are certainly going to have their work cut out for them. But even with all of that said France are 11/4 odds favourites* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to reach the final. They certainly have a tremendous squad that should be able to handle the task ahead of them at the tournament. They have strong goalkeeping in Tottenham Hugo Lloris, powerful and versatile defenders, a nice balance of strength and creativity (as well as pace) in the midfield and they can rely on the goals of Antoine Griezmann too. So they are set up well, and the bonus as well about France is that they are a relatively young they are. Their provisional squad had just five players over the age of 30 in it.

Argentina - will Messi impress again?

Argentina can boast one of the best players in the history of the game in Lionel Messi and what will give them a boost is that he was in tremendous form for Barcelona across the course of the season. Can he turn up at Russia 2018 and produce a campaign where Argentina are able to get success on the back of his performances? Four years ago they lost out in the final and seeing them get back to that stage this time around looks a long shot. Argentina were pretty poor through their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign really and didn’t impress at all. Certainly not as an attacking force. Of the five nations who qualified from CONMEBOL, the Albiceleste were the lowest scorers of them all. That will be a concern for them heading to the World Cup. But, four years ago they went through their four matches after the group stage scoring just the two goals and still made it to extra time in the World Cup Final. They are lacking a major output going forward, averaging barely over a goal per game in qualification and that is in spite of all the attacking talent like Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria and Paulo Dybala. The potential is there for Argentina, but they are a side which more often than not plays within themselves. Even though current head coach Paulo Sampaoli, who was brought in at the back end of the qualification campaign, is a more offensive minded boss, it’s still hard to see them busting out of their shell You will more likely than not see Argentina just trying a hold back and not concede, while looking for something on the break. They don’t look likely to dominate teams, certainly not when they go up against any of the other front-runners for the 2018 World Cup. Their strengths are defensive, and they can rely on those players that they have in their squad who can produce those individual moments of magic. Argentina 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 at 4:25 p.m. on May 25, 2018) to make it back to the World Cup final.

Belgium and England - though job

The two main dark horse threats at the 2018 World Cup, based on the World Cup outright winner odds at bet365 are Belgium and England. Interestingly the two of them are together in Group G and both are likely to find their way through to the knockout stages. However when you look at the draw and project both of them through to the quarter-finals that’s really when things are going to become very tough for both of them. In some configuration depending on the finishing positions of the two Europeans in Group G, more likely than not Brazil and Germany will have to be taken on at that stage. So when looking at one of those underdogs to come through all the way to the final and win it, there is going to be immensely tough work to do and both only represent an each way chance at the very best.  
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World Cup 2018 Germany Betting – Chances, Odds & Group Fixtures

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Germany's chances at the World Cup 2018 Germany will be heading to Russia in the summer to defend their World Cup title. Four years ago out in Brazil, Germany got the better of Argentina in the Final to win the title for the fourth time in their history. As usual, Germany will be going to the World Cup as one of the front-runners to lift aloft of the famous trophy once again. The reigning champions are 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:45 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) as second favourites to win the 2018 World Cup behind only Brazil. Can Germany match Brazil’s total of five World Cup successes by taking the win in Russia this summer? If they can then it would also mean that they join Brazil and Italy in being only one of three nations to have successfully defended a World Cup title. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Germany World Cup 2018 Fixtures - Group Stage

Germany will not be unhappy with the draw that they have received for the 2018 World Cup. They have been placed alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Not too surprisingly Germany are favourites to win Group F at the World Cup at 4/9 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 8:45 p.m. on May 16th, 2018). Their campaign will open against Mexico on Sunday, June 17 and they have faced the Mexicans just three times before in their history with only one of them coming at a previous World Cup. That lone World Cup meeting between Germany and Mexico was in 1988 with the Germans taking a 2-1 win in the match. After a Confederations Cup win for Germany in 2005 the most recent meeting was just last summer in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Germany strolled to a 4-1 success and the Germans were playing with the second string at the tournament as well. It may well be the second group stage match which is the one that is going to cause them the most problems as they take on fellow Europeans Sweden. The Swedish were pretty good through the World Cup qualification campaign and could quietly be set for a pretty decent tournament for themselves. They do appear to be the strongest challengers to Germany in Group F and this will be the first meeting between the two countries since they were together in 2014 World Cup qualifying. In that qualifying campaign, Germany and Sweden played out a thrilling 4-4 draw where the Swedes fought back from a 4-0 down in the second half, and then Germany took a 5-3 win out in Sweden in the reverse game. Let’s hope for more high-scoring thrills and spills when they meet on Saturday, June 23 2018. So Germany have to get the toughest two games of the group out of the way first but the benefit then is if they can get through them successfully, they will get a chance to rest some players in the final group stage match when they take on South Korea.

Germany Stage of Elimination

How far can Germany go at the 2018 World Cup? Most punters will be thinking 'pretty deep'. The Germans went unbeaten in the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign and after they were knocked out of Euro 2016 they went unbeaten right through until they clashed with Brazil in a friendly in March 2018 (which Germany lost 1-0). So Germany carry the usual threats, they have tremendous pace, they have fantastic organisation at the back and they will get so much pressure on opposing teams. It’s tough to imagine that they won’t get out of the group stage and then in doing so in the round of 16, they would meet someone from Group E which contains Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. Meeting Switzerland or Serbia would be a tricky test for the Germans but they are so experienced at tournament football you would still have to back them to get through. Germany are 7/2 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 8:45 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) to get knocked out in the last 16 and that is the shortest price option in the stage of elimination betting. The quarter-finals would see Germany having to take on someone like Belgium, England or Poland so again more potential tricky European opponents for them. There is then the potential of the meeting Spain in the final four. Even though Germany could face a battle here and there, we can project them into the semi-finals where they are 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:45 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) to be stopped.

Germany Top Goalscorer

Germany are packing a serious goalscoring punch, more so than they did four years ago at the World Cup and more so than they did two years ago at Euro 2016. Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller is right up there at the head of the market as 7/2 joint-favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 8:45 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) alongside Timo Werner to be Germany’s top goalscorer at the World Cup 2018. Muller still carries such a threat for Germany but Werner, who is consistently bright and energetic and who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, is not a bad option to back to beat his more established strike partner in the goalscoring stakes. The other main contenders to finish as Germany’s top goalscorer are Sandro Wagner and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.

Outright Odds* for the World Cup 2018

Brazil 4/1, Germany 9/2, Spain 6/1, France 13/2, Argentina 9/1, Belgium 11/1, England 18/1, Portugal 25/1, Uruguay 33/1, Croatia 33/1, bar 40/1* (Betting Odds taken at 5:27 p.m. on May 16th, 2018)

Predictions

prediction group win world cup 2018 When you’re looking at your World Cup 2018 betting it’s going to be hard not to see the appeal in Germany getting close to successfully making it back-to-back title wins in the tournament. They continue to be powerful, strong and this time around they are even carrying more of an attacking goal scoring threat. That should make opposition quake in their boots. Still nobody is going want to face Germany at any point during this tournament. It’s interesting that they could face tricky matches against fellow European sides to run to their success, but still, you would have to back them to come out on top. Anything less than a final four finish for Germany would be a surprise and they are stacked with the potential just go all the way and win the tournament outright once more.
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Germany v Brazil Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th March 2018

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Germany v Brazil Betting Preview - International Friendly 27th March Another treat to look forward too hopefully in this one. Germany played Spain on Friday night in an absolute joy of a game to watch in terms of quality. Germany, who will be defending their World Cup title in the summer get to pit themselves against another top team as they face against a Brazil side who pounded Russia in a friendly last week.

Germany v Brazil Betting Tips

Germany settled for a 1-1 draw with Spain on Friday night in a great friendly match. Well, the first half was, the longer the second went on, you could tell that both were just happy to play out the draw. The draw preserved both of their unbeaten records since Euro 2016 which is some going. Will Germany remain undefeated after this stern test against Brazil? It is worth looking for goals in this one obviously and both teams to score at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 08:58 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018). Germany still look a world class side and have to have a good chance of defending their world title in the summer. But they have drawn their last three games played now against England, France and Spain. They have put themselves on the line against better quality opposition and the fact that they have stayed unbeaten speaks volumes about them. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 08:58 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018). Germany v Brazil 2018 Infographic It’s hard to forget that World Cup 2014 meeting between Brazil and Germany in the semi-finals. Germany ran out 7-1 winners in one of the most remarkable games in the history of the tournament. Germany have won their last two games against Brazil now. In the last five meetings between the two giants, things are even with two wins each and a draw. Each of the last three meetings have produced at least five goals. Brazil, who don’t have the injured Neymar available, went to St Petersburg on Friday and took a comfortable 3-0 winners over the Russians. The goals all came in a half hour spell which just killed the game off. It was all a bit of a walk in the park for the South Americans. Brazil’s last defeat was against old rivals Argentina in the Superclasico back in June last year (W5 D3). They have scored exactly three goals in three of their last four games and over 3.5 goals at bet365 has to be worth considering at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 08:58 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018). It’s not that usually for friendly matches to get up to that kind of level, but these two have produced high scoring games and there is some talent around. Can Brazil continue to answer questions about whether or not they can cope without Neymar?

Germany v Brazil Betting Odds*

Germany 23/20, Draw 12/5, Brazil 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 08:58 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018)

Germany v Brazil Predictions

Whatever this game produces, it won’t be anything like a rematch if they face off at the World Cup. Germany are a side who are not going to wilt under the threat of the Brazilians, look for a Germany victory.
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Germany v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd March 2018

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Germany v Spain Betting Preview - International Friendly 23rd March This is one of the big highlights of Friday’s list of international friendly matches. Germany are going to the World Cup's the joint-favourites alongside Brazil and given the form of the Germans, they are going to receive plenty more backing. Spain are up there in the leading pack as well though, but which one of these can make a nice bold statement for themselves in this Friday night friendly fixture?

Germany v Spain Betting Tips

Germany, who are the current World Cup holders, went through 20127 without suffering a single loss with a W11 D4 record. They played back to back friendly matches against England and France last November and they were held to a draw in both of those games. So it will be interesting to see how they deal with the Spaniards. Timo Werner is Germany’s shortest-priced option with bet365 at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 07:27 p.m. on March 19th, 2018) in the anytime goalscorer market and the youngster could be a big star at the World Cup. Germany have rattled off thirteen goals in their three home fixtures and just back in the summer they sent a youth team to the Confederations Cup and won the tournament still.

Germany v Spain 2018 Infographic

Spain and Germany have met 22 times before and from those games, Germany are 9-7 ahead with sixteen drawn games. Thirteen of those games have been friendly fixtures and from those, the Germans are 5-4 ahead. The last time they were together in a friendly was in November 2014 which Germany won 1-0 away from home. Spain also had an unbeaten 2017 which may have gone unnoticed as their progress was pretty much under the radar. That is because most of their matches were winnable ones as they had a really easy World Cup qualification group aside from Italy, who they took four points off anyway. Spain were W8 D2 last year across their matches. They were held to a 3-3 draw against Russia in their last match, an international friendly so they are needing to go out and test themselves against higher quality oppositions. They will go on to face Argentina on March 27th in another big match for them. The Spaniards have found the back of the net regularly enough, and it is Diego Costa who is the 21/10 bet365 outright anytime goalscorer favourite, the former Chelsea man getting called up ahead of Alvaro Morata. Even though they had a lot of easy games last year, they did take a 2-0 win away at France in a friendly.

Germany v Spain Betting Odds*

Germany 7/5, Spain 19/10, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 07:27 p.m. on March 19th, 2018)

Germany v Spain Predictions

There may not be too much to choose between them at the end of the day, but of the two, Germany are the ones who carry a greater threat. They are more likely to find the end product at the end of the day as Spain just haven’t had those big tests against better quality opponents for a while.
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