After picking up just one point in their first two games, nothing but victory will do for Germany when they take on Costa Rica at the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday (19.00) if they are to make it out of Group E and progress to the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup.

Here’s our 7/1 #PickYourPunt treble for the occasion.

Costa Rica vs Germany Bet Builder Tips

  • Germany to win to nil
  • Serge Gnabry to score anytime
  • Kendall Waston to be carded

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Germany to win to nil

Hansi Flick’s side are in an unusual situation in that they sit bottom of their group but remain favourites to make the knockout stages. That’s because Spain are widely expected to beat Japan, and Germany are as short as 1/9 to beat Costa Rica here – and both scenarios would see the Germans in the Round of 16.

Costa Rica have only managed one shot on target all tournament, and as disappointing as Germany have been they should have more than enough to win this comfortably, especially if they replicate their promising performance against Spain, one of the favourites for glory in Qatar.

Serge Gnabry to score anytime

Germany haven’t scored many goals at this World Cup so far, but I’m fully expecting that to come on Thursday evening.

They’re going to get plenty of chances, and Flick will want his team to be ruthless as nothing would give them the confidence boost they need more than putting three or four past Costa Rica here.

One I expect to be on the end of many of those chances is Serge Gnabry, who is in fine goal-scoring form this season having netted 10 times in 23 games.

Kendall Waston to be carded

Let’s try this again, shall we?

I say that because I tipped the Costa Rica centre-back to be carded in their opening game against Spain, but he didn’t make the starting XI. He did make the cut for their 1-0 win over Japan last time out though, which gives me confidence we’ll see him lining up from the off on Thursday.

Now why is he a good bet to be carded? That’s simple – the 34-year-old has been booked in 8 of the 17 competitive domestic matches he’s played this season.

He and his teammates are going to have to do a lot of defending here, and I’d be hopeful of Waston being carded at some point in the tie.

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