World Cup Betting Free Picks: England vs. Germany
Added on Jun 27, 2010 by Jack Thurman in
The focus of the sports betting industry will be on World Cup soccer this Sunday as the second round continues with two big games. We’ll take a look at what will be the biggest betting event of the day at sportsbooks in Europe as England faces Germany. This game gets underway at 7 AM Pacific and should be available on live television no matter where you are in the world.
England vs. Germany
June 27, 7:00 AM Pacific
Both Germany and England entered the World Cup with high hopes, but after some first round misfortune both are lucky to still be playing. England was the third favorite heading into the competition behind Brazil and Spain. After the ‘Three Lions’ scored almost at will during qualifying and preparation games, few expected to see their offense disappear as dramatically as it did during the group stage. Things didn’t get off to a good start with the now infamous goalkeeping blunder by Robert Green that allowed the US to earn a tie in the opening game. That was followed by a scoreless draw with Algeria and a 1-0 victory over Slovakia. Ironically, there was some concern about the England defense heading into the World Cup–and particularly after Rio Ferdinand was ruled out of play before the tournament with an injury. Instead, the English defense has been solid and is the reason they’re still alive.
Germany is even more of a question mark. They opened tournament play with a bang, defeating Australia 4-1 in a performance that had many soccer pundits all but suggesting that the World Cup was over and the Germans had won. That enthusiasm lasted only a few days–more specifically, until Germany’s shocking 1-0 loss to Serbia in their second game. The Germans took care of business in their final game, defeating Ghana to clinch a second round berth but after the optimism surrounding their opening game their performance since has been a disappointment. Their defense has been decent, allowing only 1 goal but the offense has disappeared and they’ve scored only one goal in their last two games.
With both sides under considerable pressure to advance from their soccer mad home fans, you can expect a very tactical struggle that is unlikely to be decided in regulation. For that reason, we’ll take a position on the ‘DRAW’ for the first 90 minutes as well as the Under.
Bet England/Germany DRAW +210
Bet England/Germany Under 2 -107