Germany managed to change completely its game and reputation under the management of Joachim Low and is ready to win the World Cup one more time this summer in Brazil.
Germany had pretty comfortable time on its way to the World Cup, as it won all of its qualifying games, except the 4-4 draw against Sweden.
The team also scored the most goals among all the other European participants, therefore the comfortable odds at 11/2 given by Bet365, one of the biggest online sportsbooks in the UK, is not surprising at all.
The team’s strengths
Germany’s odds to win the 2014 World Cup trophy are at 11/2, according to Bet365
• The team is completely ready to win Germany’s fourth World Cup
• Germany is at 1/2 to finish as a leader in its group
• Miroslav Klose has real chances become Germany’s new all-time leading scorer
Germany’s current selection is extremely strong, as all players are talented, confident and ready to make history with their team.
The midfield footballers are particularly impressive with an excellent interlock among themselves and creative execution, which makes the game of the team particularly entertaining and successful.
One of the only problems, which Low might have, is the absence of the superb goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, who might miss the tournament due to an injury, but hopefully this won’t happen.
The group and following phases
Germany is part of Group G for the World Cup this year and its first opponents will be Portugal, Ghana and the USA. Bet365 gives the Die Mannschaft 1/9 to reach the disqualification stages and only 1/2 for finishing as a leader in its group.
History shows that Germany has an advantage against the other three teams as it has never lost to Ghana, lost one game out of nine against Portugal and lost once against USA in a friendly game.
If it finishes first in its group, Germany will play against one of the following teams – Algeria, Belgium, Russia or South Korea and gets odds at 1/2 to reach the quarter final stage.
The most probable next opponent will be France and Germany gets 6/5 from Bet365, the online operator that follows all UK gambling laws, to be part of the top 4 teams for the 12th time in the history of the tournament.
However, if the team has to play against the host Brazil in the semi finals, then the situation gets more complicated and Germany is at 5/2 to win.
Potential top goal scorers
When it comes to top goal scorers Miroslav Klose has real chances to leave Gerd Muller behind and become Germany’s new all-time leading scorer and the odds for him to score most of the team’s goals are at 4/1.
Keeping in mind what strategy is Low using, there are plenty other players with realistic chances to become the top scorers at the tournament. Mesut Ozil is at 7/1, Thomas Muller at 9/2, Mario Gotze at 15/2, Marco Reus and Andre Schurrle both at 6/1 and Toni Kroos at 20/1, according to Bet365.
With such exquisite players, there is no doubt that Germany will perform at its best in Brazil having real opportunity to bring the trophy home, but still bearing in mind that in order to do so, it should outplay the host squad.