The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will resume on Sunday in Sochi, Russia with Match 11 and a must-win and must-score-a-bunch spot for Cameroon against Germany at Fisht Olympic Stadium.
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Confederations Cup resumes on Sunday with match 11 and a Group B meeting between tournament favorites Germany and Cameroon from Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi in a must-win spot for the African club in the third and final game in the group. Oddsmakers have made Germany solid -250 favorites with underdogs Cameroon at +575 and a Draw priced at +375 (Intertops) with the Total (Goals) at 2½o -182 (Intertops). The Referee for the match will be Colombian Wilmar Roldán, ranked the 7th best in the World in 2015 by the IFFHS.
Head Coach Hugo Broos and Cameroon (100/1 to win 2107 Confederations Cup, Intertops) head into this match on Sunday in a must-win spot with Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions) in last place in Group B with a 0-1-1 record (1 GF-3 GA) and just 1 point (-2 GD) after a 2-0 loss to Chile in their opener on June 15 and then a crushing 1-1 draw with Australia on June 19 in which Cameroon saw a 1-0 lead on a goal in first half Injury Time by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille) dissolve on a Mark Milligan PK goal in the 60th minute, leaving both sides with a point after a 1-1 final scoreline and in dire straits with Les Lions Indomptables knowing this date with tourney chalks Germany was coming this weekend while the Socceroos knew Arturo Vidal and Chile would be lying in wait. In the tie with Australia, Broos had Mabouka, goal-scorer Zambo Anguissa, Teiku, Ngadeu, Moukandjo, Aboubakar; Christian Bassogog, Siani, Djoum and Fai with GK Fabrice Ondoa (Sevilla Atlético) in his Cameroonian Starting XI.
Head Coach Joachim Löw and World Cup champions Germany (+275 to win 2017 Confederations Cup, Intertops) are playing a very young Roster this tournament with Löw and Die Mannschaft leaving the big guns back home—like GK Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) and Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)—among others, all rest for their own parent clubs as well as next Summer’s 2018 World Cup here in Russia. In its opening Group B match on June 19 in Sochi, Germany 1-1-0, 4 GF-3 GA) held off a game Australia side, 3-2, and then played to a 1-1 Draw with Chile on June 22 in Kazan as Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) equalized for the Germans at the 41-minute mark after Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) had given Chile an early (6’) 1-0 lead after a bad pass by Germany deep in its own end. In that Draw—which deadlocked the two atop Group B with 4 points apiece—Germany had in its Starting XI, GK Ter Stegen, Mustafi, Hector, Ginter, Draxler, Goretzka, Stindl, Can, Süle, Kimmich and Rudy. Germany held the slight edge in Time of Possession (51%-49%) while Chile had 4 Shots on Target to Germany’s 3.
Sochi Weather Forecast Sunday, Best Betting Approaches
TWC Forecast for Saturday night in Sochi currently calls for a Mostly Clear skies, a Low of 63° with light and variable ENE Winds around 4 mph, so perfect weather although the 90% Humidity might seem a bit stifling for some of those not use to it. Here, expect a frenzied pace from the start with Cameroon (-2) knowing the only way to get to the Knockout Stage is by winning, improving to 1-1-1, and having a big enough Goal Differential which may get them there. So, you can see why Les Lions Indomptables are climbing an uphill battle, with hopes of a Chile loss to the Socceroos also something they might need. So with a nervous pace up-pitch, expect the Germans to score on the counterattack because of this Cameroonian desperation.
And this perceived pace should also be a good thing for the Over, with Germany and Stindl potentially able to go over the 2½ Total themselves, despite talented GK Ondoa with possibly 2 scores on the scoreboard by Halftime. Also, the Draw with Chile should put some extra pep in the step (through fear) of Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain) and this young German side in what they will likely consider a must-win match against a Cameroonian team that is very good, but likely in the wrong spot in the wrong time and probably chasing too many goals.