||Germany looked top contenders for Euro 2012 but seemed to 'choke' when they reached the semi final against Italy. This new breed of German team has flair in abundance but lacks some of the old German steel and determination and they still have to prove they can go all the way a tournament like this.
Top World Cup Bets on Germany
Here are the best bets available on Germany at the 2014 World Cup:
- Germany to qualify from Group ?
- Germany to win Group ?
- Germany to be eliminated at the semi final stage.
- Mario Gomez to be Germany's top scorer
- Germany to score 8-10 goals in Group ?
Germany World Cup Fixtures
|16/06/2014||Germany|| v ||Portugal|
Germany Road To World Cup
Germany qualified from the European qualifying section and won one of the more competitive groups.
|07/09/2012||Germany||3-0 (1-0)||Faroe Islands|
|10/09/2013||Faroe Islands||0-3 (0-1)||Germany|
Germany only dropped two points in qualifying and that was against the group runners up Sweden. Germany were 3-0 up at half time but gave up that lead in the second half and eventually drew 4-4. That game summed Germany up in many ways. They are capable of scoring and conceding plenty of goals and they still don't have the mental strength of previous Germany sides.
Germany World Cup Squad
This is the predicted 23 man Germany World Cup 2014 squad.
|Defender||Babett Peter, Lena Goessling, Saskia Bartusiak, Bianca Schmidt|
|Midfield||Simone Laudehr, Viola Odebrecht, Fatmire Bajramaj, Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, Melanie Behringer|
Germany Player Stats From World Cup Qualifying
These are the goalscoring stats from Germany’s World Cup Qualifying campaign. Use these to pick the best goalscorer bets in all of Germany’s World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Goals||Games Scored In||First Goals||Last Goals||Hat Tricks||Penalty|
|Mesut Özil||0 (0)||8||7||0||2||0||3|
|Marco Reus||1 (0)||5||3||3||1||0||0|
|Miroslav Klose||0 (0)||4||3||2||0||0||0|
|Mario Götze||4 (4)||4||4||1||0||0||0|
|Andre Schürrle||8 (4)||4||2||0||1||1||0|
|Toni Kroos||2 (1)||3||2||0||0||0||0|
|Thomas Müller||0 (0)||3||3||0||3||0||0|
|Per Mertesacker||2 (0)||2||2||1||0||0||0|
|Ilkay Gündogan||3 (1)||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sami Khedira||0 (0)||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||0 (0)||1||1||1||0||0||0|
All stats reflect bookies rules for own goals and 90 mins play in their respective markets.
Mesut Ozil was Germany's top scorer in qualifying but he doesn't appeal as the most likely goalscorer for Germany at the World Cup. He does have a goal threat but is much happier creating chances for others and it's worth remembering that he scored six goals in nine games during Euro 2012 qualifying and then he only scored a solitary penalty at the finals. Mario Gomez struggled for fitness during qualifying but he was Germany's top scorer in Euro 2012 qualifying and at the finals itself (in fact he was joint top scorer at Euro 2012). Presuming he can stay fit throughout the World Cup he could end up being Germany's main goal threat.
Germany Players' Disciplinary Stats
Check Germany's yellow and red card stats below to help highlight the best bets in the cards markets for Germany's World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Yellow Cards||First Yellow Card Of Game||Red Cards|
|Philipp Lahm||0 (0)||3||0||0|
|Marco Reus||1 (0)||3||1||0|
|Benedikt Höwedes||8 (2)||2||0||0|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||0 (0)||2||0||0|
|Sami Khedira||0 (0)||2||1||0|
|Mats Hummels||3 (0)||1||0||0|
|Max Kruse||3 (2)||1||0||0|
|Andre Schürrle||8 (4)||1||0||0|
|Miroslav Klose||0 (0)||1||0||0|
|Holger Badstuber||0 (0)||1||0||0|
Considering Germany were dominant in their group they picked up plenty of yellow cards during qualifying. It was no surprise to see Philipp Lahm pick up as many bookings as any other player as full backs are often most susceptible to getting booked but Marco Reus' tendency to get himself booked was a little surprising and something worth noting for the match booking markets at the World Cup.
Germany Team Stats From World Cup 2014 Qualifying
Germany's team stats can be found below, these stats can be applied to a multitude of match markets during the World Cup.
|-||Goal Stats||-||Results Stats|
|Games||10||No. Of Games||6|
|Goals||36||No. Of Games Won||6|
|Conceded||10||No. Of Games Drawn|| |
|First Goals||9||No. Of Games Lost|| |
|Last Goals||7||No. Of Games Winning At Half Time||5|
|Over 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||10 / 10 / 4||No. Of Games Drawing At Half Time|| |
|Under 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||0 / 0 / 6||No. Of Games Losing At Half Time||1|
|Clean Sheets||5||No. Of Games Team Won Both Halves||4|
|First Half Clean Sheets||9||No. Of Games Won To Nil||4|
|Second Half Clean Sheets||5||-||-|
|First Half Goals||16||-||-|
|Second Half Goals||20||-||-|
|None Scored|| ||-||-|
|Team Scored In Both Halves||10||-||-|
|Games Both Teams Scored||5||-||-|
Germany score and concede plenty of goals and have done for several years now. Their goals were fairly evenly distributed between the first half and second half during qualifying and it is worth noting that they scored in both halves of every match. Because Germany score so many goals they often already hold a lead by half time and were winning at half time in nine of their ten qualifiers which is a good betting pointer for when they play all but the strongest teams at the World Cup.
Germany Recent World Cup Performances
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