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Group G Betting Odds
Group G is the Group of Death and Germany has the best odds to win it. Germany and Portugal are the teams with good odds to win while the USA and Ghana both have long shot odds.
This is the second World Cup in a row where they are playing in the Group of Death and they advanced to the round of 16 in South Africa.
Germany blew through qualifying and they also have the third best odds to win the World Cup overall. In 2010 Ghana beat the USA in the round of 16.
Here are the teams in Group G and their odds to win (live updates at Bodog) and see Group A prop betting lines at the bottom of the page:
Germany is stacked and they blew through European qualifying unbeaten. Besides Spain they may have the best midfield in the draw and their defense is also great. MF Mesut Ozil is one of the best playmakers in the world and much of the squad is made up from players from a Bayern Munich team that is running away with the Bundesliga and won the Champions League in 2012.
While the Germans do not have a star striker the midfield creates many scoring chances and FW Thomas Muller is a more than capable leader up front.
Portugal beat Sweden in the qualifying playoff in Europe and star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the second leg to book the squad’s ticket to Brazil. They have an attacking midfield and Ronaldo may be on par with Lionel Messi for the best striker in the world. The defense is the concern for the squad and Germany may take advantage of that.
Portugal has played well in the last two World Cups losing to champion Spain 1-0 in the round of 16 in 2010 and being the semifinals in 2006. Cristiano Ronaldo has odds of +1200 to win the Golden Boot, which are the second best odds after Messi.
The Americans did not start World Cup qualifying well, but won their last three matches and six of their last seven. GK Tim Howard of Everton leads a good defense and FW Jozy Altidore if Sunderland leads the offense, but the counter attack is where America gets many of their goals. The midfield will really be tested with the likes of Germany and Portugal and play in that area of the field will be key for the Yanks.
Ghana has the lowest odds to win Group G, but they have advanced out of the group stage in the last two World Cups. Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien lead the strength of the squad, which is their midfield. The weakness of Ghana is their defense and in their last friendly match after qualifying playing a Japan team playing in Brazil they gave up three goals.
For Ghana to advance they may have to repeat their 2010 performance and beat the USA and then steal a match facing Portugal and Germany where they will be heavy betting underdogs in both.
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