The World Cup betting experience wasn’t supposed to play out like this for England. With a roster loaded with soccer betting superstars the English squad came to South Africa as the third most favored team in the World Cup odds to win the whole shooting match.
This team was supposed to open the World Cup betting action by embarrassing its former colony –the US- and showing the Yanks what real ‘football’ was all about. And with three points in the bag they would then go on to destroy weakling Algeria and then could afford to sit back and play the scrubs in the final Group C game against Slovenia as prepared for the World Cup betting round of 16.
But as anyone that’s been watching the World Cup odds action knows, the English side was lucky just to advance out of the group stage.
Germany struggled as well, though it didn’t have to deal with the monumental World Cup betting hopes of the English side. After an impressive rout of the Aussies to kick off its 2010 World Cup odds action the team fell flat the next game losing to Serbia, before clinching a spot in the knockout stage with a 1-0 win against Ghana.
It’s a very interesting soccer betting matchup between these two European team sides. Germany plays a very controlled, but surprisingly aggressive offense game while England really isn’t playing much of anything right now. England will no doubt look to be more aggressive on offense if it can ever get its midfield pairing of Frank Lampard and Stevie Gerrard sorted out.
If England can get reliable service to its superstar striker Wayne Rooney this is a very dangerous side. But it’s a big ‘if’ and teams have done well to keep that part of the English game under control thus far in the World Cup betting action.
Germany will no doubt copy that strategy and has the personnel to match up well with the English in mid-field. Germany also has some underrated offense players that seem to always find ways to get to the goal.
England (17/10) is the ever so slight favorite over Germany (19/10), but it’s the Germans who will have the last laugh.