Sun, Jun 27, 9:36pm by Kevin Pitstock
At midnight AEST one of the most anticipated matches in recent times will be underway. Germany are taking on England in a match that has a long history of controversy.
Germany started off their campaign by thumping the Aussies, then came back to reality by losing to Serbia and then scraping a 1-0 victory.
England have failed to overcome the hype surrounding them, but that counts for little in the knockout stages. Wayne Rooney showed signs of improvement but he can’t shoulder all the blame for England’s poor performances.
If Germany play like they did against Australia, then they should tear England apart. Their last two matches haven’t been as convincing though.
Odds are courtesy of Sportingbet Australia:
If history is anything to go by, it will end in a draw and Germany will win on penalties. As the betting suggests, it’s tough to pick a winner in this one.
I won’t be betting, but if I had to I’d be getting on Germany.
Everyone has basically written off an in form Mexican team in this match. That’s mainly due to the fact that Argentina have been the most consistent team in this World Cup.
Diego Maradona’s team have been performing well in each match and punters expect that run to continue in this match.
The match is sold out, in what should be a free flowing, entertaining match. It kicks off at 4:30am AEST, so crank out the coffee, or wake up early depending on what tickles your fancy.
If the betting market is anything to go by (and I think it is), then Argentina will win this match. The $1.53 about them is enticing to punters, and for the new 2010 World Cup favourites, has a bit of value about it.
My prediction for this match is for it to be a free flowing affair. I don’t think it will be a drubbing, and Mexico will trouble the Argentinians at periods in the game.
I’m predicting 2-1 or 3-1 to Argentina in this match.
Sportingbet have a few specials on today. Get on the over in the total goals for the two matches combined. Over 4.5 goals is paying $1.90.
The other best bet of the day is for the Argentina Vs Mexico match to have more goals than the England/Germany match. That is paying $1.70 at Sportingbet.
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