Germany vs Spain betting preview
World Cup odds – Germany vs Spain
A Fernando Torres strike inside a capacity Ernst Happel Stadion in Austria ended Spain’s 44 year long wait without a major title against the Germans in the final of Euro 2008. Seven hundred and thirty-nine days on and the pair prepare to lock horns in the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. This time, the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban plays host to the all European tie but will Vicente Del Bosque’s side come out on top once more or can Germany continue their impressive march towards the final?
Best odds for Germany vs Spain:
Germany – 9/5 Bet 365
Draw – 11/5 Betfred
Spain – 8/5 Stan James
Outclassed, Outthought and outplayed. These are just some of the words to describe both England and Argentina after Joachim Loew’s Germany kicked them both into touch in the knockout stages. Incredibly, Die Mannschaft hit eight goals in the process and conceded just one, making it the third game in which they have scored four goals in the ninety minutes of play. Quite an achievement considering they were listed as slight underdogs to win both ties, and William Hill’s 19/10 for Germany to conquer favourites Spain will interest several punters who believe they can defy the odds for a third game running.
This young German team have built up a creditable head of steam and confidence in the camp must be soaring. Three of these youngsters in particular; Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Thomas Mueller have displayed real quality and guile which has become synonymous with this German side, after making the step up from the ‘Under 21’ fold. However, the latter will miss Wednesday’s semi-final through suspension which comes as huge blow after the
Bayern Munich star has aided his country’s World Cup assault with four goals.
While Germany have blitzed into the last four, the opposite can be said of a rather sluggish Spanish team that have crept into the business end of the tournament. Indeed, the European champions had quite a scare last time out against Paraguay and had it not been for Iker Casillas’ penalty save, Spain looked all set to become the latest big name casualty exiting South Africa. And despite Xabi Alonso’s re-taken spot-kick miss, it was left to
David Villa to grab the winner and break Paraguayan hearts. But this slender victory was not too dissimilar from the last 16 success over neighbours Portugal, both ending in unconvincing one nil score lines. For sure, Del Bosque’s side will have to improve against Germany and 13/8 (Bet365) says they hit top form in Durban. Spain didn’t exactly enjoy their last visit to Durban almost three weeks ago; Switzerland turned them over in a shock
1-0 reverse in their opener.
Germany vs Spain betting tips
If Germany’s flurry of goals in these finals is to continue against Spain, the over 2.5 goals bet with Bet365 is tempting at 6/5 considering Joachim Loew’s side have scored thirteen times in their five matches. Get £200 worh of free bets at Bet 365
The longshot wager could be Germany to win both halves as they did against both England and Maradona’s men, at Paddy Power’s overpriced 10/1. Get a £10 free bet at Paddy Power.
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