Germany vs Serbia – betting tips and match preview

World Cup BettingGermany will be playing Serbia in the first World Cup match of the day at 12:30 at Port Elizabeth. The German’s impressive performance against Australia promises well for the young German’s in this match, while Serbia can not afford to lose after their disappointing first round match against Ghana.

Match Preview

Football is a game with eleven players and a ball, where Germany wins in the end. It is a cliché, but it might become true after Germany’s fantastic performance in their first round match at the World Cup. Not only did they win, Germany scored four great goals in the match, which in itself contributed to almost a sixth of all the first round goals. However they have not won anything yet and a great first round match is not enough to go through. The German team is among the youngest squads at the World Cup, which mean Joachim Loew’s main task might be to keep them focused and on track. This said, it probably not be a worry for Loew, as the German youngsters have great experience from their home clubs and already have played a considerable amount of International matches.

The expectations were high for Serbia before the World Cup, but they got off to a very bad start and did not contribute much in a drab first round match defeat to Ghana. Going into the match today, they can not afford to lose and must keep their heads high to find the strength and passion to defeat the German favorites. In any case Serbia will have to make changes from the first match, where especially their midfield looked sluggish and without commitment against the Ghanaians. If they do not manage to up their game, they will likely leave the World Cup early on this time.

Team Updates

Unfortunately for Germany they might be missing their playmaker from Bayern Munich, Schweinsteiger, who missed their training session on Wednesday. It will be a big loss for Germany, and coach, Joachim Loew, might be forced to tactical changes to replace him. Currently Germany does not have another midfielder of his standard in the squad, which means we could see new formation from the German’s today.

The Serbians will be missing Alexsander Lukovic after his red card against Ghana. At the same time we expect a few changes in light of their performance in the first round match, where they might replace Nenad Milijas in midfield with Zdravko Kuzmanovic, while also Zoran Tosic is rumored to start against Germany.

Germany vs Serbia betting tip

Our betting pick will be Germany as outright winner at odds 1.61 at 888 sports.

Even though Serbia has a quality squad, they will probably fall short today. Germany can qualify for the last 16 at the World Cup by winning and would be pushing to settle things in this match. At the same they played amazing football in their first round match and likely have more confidence than any other team at the moment.

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