2014 World Cup Betting: Germany vs. USA Picks & Odds

Nila Amerova

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:47 PM GMT

Top tandem of Germany and USA collide in the final round of Group G action, both needing just a draw to secure their advancement into the knockouts. Join us as we preview this highly anticipated showdown, complete with soccer free picks.


Germany second favourites over all
Germany won their opening clash with Portugal 4-0, an outcome that saw Die Mannschaft shorten conspicuously in outright betting markets, shortening from +650 (or thereabouts) to as low as +350. Following the ill-fated 2-2 draw to Ghana, however, Germany’s price tag increased marginally to +400. Regardless of the slight fluctuations, Germany remain second favourites in outright betting markets to win the tournament proper.

Die Mannschaft will be looking to underscore those fancied outright odds with a win over USA in the last lap, which would ensure they finish top of Group G – a happenstance matched at -1200 in group betting markets. They enter their clash with USA as the hot favourites at -150 to win outright, but the reality though is a draw would suffice to both advance and win the group, which can be backed at +175.


USA punching above their weight class
USA have performed beyond anybody’s expectations, so you can bet Joachim Low and Company will be taking the Red-White-and-Blue seriously. USA were expected to lose against both Ghana and Portugal, but they defied the odds by winning the former and drawing the latter. In fact, they almost got away with a victory over Portugal, which would have sent seismic shockwaves through the tournament as it would have spelt the end of Portugal’s World Cup dreams. The world’s best player Cristiano Ronaldo, however, orchestrated a last-gasp effort that caught USA sleeping on their feet and salvaged Portugal’s bid temporarily; 60 seconds the Americans are probably ruing still, and might rue yet if they fail to advance into the last 16.

USA have been the underdogs throughout, so it’s not surprising they are the underdogs, yet again. This time they are humungous underdogs, listed at whopping +900 odds to win outright. The fact remains, however, a draw would suffice to clinch second spot and send USA into the knockouts. You can back the draw at +175, or you can double chance it by backing a USA win or draw at +125 on your soccer picks.


World Cup Betting Verdict
The Americans World Cup dreams would appear to be on the verge of continuing into the knockouts. However, Germany stand in their way, presenting their toughest task of the group stage yet. The German juggernaut proved the better of Portugal. It also proved difficult to contain against a valiant Ghana. Betting on USA to win outright, therefore, is a long shot at +900; it would be the biggest upset of the tournament by far if they’d pull it off. Those looking to back USA are best served taking USA to draw on their World Cup picks at +175 for a straight-up draw, or at +125 for a win or a draw in double chance betting. More likely, than not, Germany will win this match and at -150 they are the value soccer pick in our opinion.

World Cup Picks: Germany to win outright at -150 

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