Germany vs USA Betting Odds
The USA was so close to advancing the round of 16 giving up a goal late in injury time to get a 2-2 draw with Portugal.
While they are the big betting underdogs facing Germany, they have a great chance to get to the knockout phase if they lose. However, a win or draw would see them through. They could even lose and still advance but they need a favorable result from the Portugal-Ghana match.
Germany is still not out of the woods after their last group match, which was a 2-2 draw facing Ghana, but they should also advance. The winner of this match will win the Group of Death.
Bovada has Germany as the World Cup betting favorite in the match posted at -153 with the USA at +1102 and a draw line at +201. The book was reporting about 70 percent of the action on the Americans at long odds. Patriotic money? Whatever the case, it makes sportsbook operatiors nervous.
Germany did not play great defense in their draw against Ghana and they face Clint Dempsey and an American attack that is playing with confidence. However, can the USA keep up with the superior German midfield and get many scoring chances?
The USA defense was solid in the Portugal match and they have to contend with a German attack led by the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller, who had a hat trick in the World Cup opener.
The USA has not looked good when they have gotten the lead giving it up twice in each of their two matches. They seem to play better when they are not packing the defensive side of the pitch.
The Yanks are playing well, but they have not faced an elite squad like Germany. Still, Germany does not need to put their foot on the gas pedal too hard here and they won’t get sucked into the Jurgen Klinnsman grudge-match discussion.
Prediction: 1-1 draw