Brazil vs Germany Betting Odds Preview
Germany is the slight betting favorite in the World Cup facing a shorthanded Brazil squad. Star striker Neymar, who leads Brazil with four goals is out with a back injury and captain Thiago Silva is out due to a suspension.
Germany has only conceded one goal, which came in extra time, in their last three matches.
Bovada has World Cup betting odds with Brazil at +150 Germany at +180 and a draw line of +230.
With Neymar out the striker situation may come down to the duo of Hulk and Fred and one key player is Oscar. He is the leader of the midfield and must create scoring chances and keep the great German midfield from dictating the match.
Brazil MF Luiz Gustavo is back for this match after sitting out the last one.
Brazil has won 12 of their 21 previous matches facing Germany (12 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses),
The German attack has not been impressive in their last couple of matches and Mesut Ozil and Mario Gotze have struggled to find scoring chances. Thomas Muller leads the squad in goals, but has not found the back of the net in the last two matches.
The Germans will need a good match from the MF duo of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedir, who have been great so far in that area of the pitch. If Germany controls the midfield they have the HUGE advantage in this match.
Brazil will still attack, they know no other way. But without Neymar they will struggle to score and will rely more heavily on their defense.
The German defense will play well again. This will be another low scoring affair, but the Germans will break through and score and they will advance to the World Cup final. Prediction: German Vistory.