Australia v Germany Betting Tips
The World Champions Get Their Confederations Cup Underway on Monday and In Our Australia v Germany Betting Preview We’ve Got Two Predictions for Their Meeting with the Socceroos.
Top Betting Tip:
In all honesty, the most that Australia can hope for on Monday evening is to make a game of it against this relatively inexperienced Germany side.
Die Mannschaft still have winners of the Champions League and World Cup in their ranks but it’s far from a full strength team. That will give Postecoglou hope that his team will be able to fashion a chance or two and get on the scoresheet. But it is highly doubtful they’ll be able to stop Germany from scoring at least two goals of their own.
So, we recommend having a bet on Germany winning the game and there being over 2.5 goals at odds of 11/10 with Boylesports.
Sandro Wagner came in for specific praise from Joachim Low after Germany’s big win over San Marino. That’s unsurprising really since the Hoffenheim striker scored a hat-trick. Wagner is full of confidence and will surely start against Australia so back him to score first at 9/2 with Sky Bet.
Match Stats and Form
- When Australia and Germany last met in the Confederations Cup they played out a seven-goal thriller which the Germans won by one goal
- These two have played each other five times in total resulting in three German wins, one Australian win and a draw
- Australia got ready for Russia with a 3-2 qualifying win over Saudi Arabia and an exhibition match with Brazil
- Germany kept things low-key by focussing on training after their 7-0 thrashing of San Marino
- The match will kick off at 18:00 local time and is being held at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi
Australia – Ryan; Degenek, Wright, Sainsbury; Mooy, Luongo, Irvine, Rogic, Smith, Leckie; Juric
Germany – ter Stegen; Hector, Mustafi, Kimmich; Can, Younes, Brandt, Draxler, Goretzka; Wagner, Stindl
Playing with three men in central defence is a tactical fashion that has swept over the footballing world and Australia and Germany are not bucking that trend.
Postecoglou raised eyebrows by switching to a 3-2-4-1 formation for the away qualifier with Iraq. It didn’t quite work out on the day as Australia had to settle for a 1-1 draw but they have been looking increasingly familiar with the formation and will be hopeful of putting up a fight against Germany.
Germany prefer to play with two men up front and we saw just how deadly Sandro Wagner and Lars Strindl can be on the weekend albeit against San Marino. If Australia let those two see too much of the ball they will surely make the Socceroos pay.
Germany manager Joachim Low is not the most popular man among the sporting bigwigs in Russia. As the Russians ramp up their preparations for next year’s World Cup by hosting the Confederations Cup they were hoping to deal with big crowds at every game.
Low’s decision to rest many of his biggest stars for the tournament hasn’t, therefore, gone down well.
Low is unrepentant though. He claims that many of his best players are in desperate need of a break while the importance with which Germany hold the Under 21 European Championships means that many of the country’s best young players will be competing in that tournament.
When you look at the squad that Die Mannschaft are taking to Russia you’ve got to say it looks full of quality. Certainly, they’ve got the talent to get a win against Australia in their first match.
The Socceroos breathed life back into their World Cup qualifying campaign with a much-needed win against Saudi Arabia last weekend but there are big questions still to be answered by head coach Ange Postecoglou.