Germany’s World Cup future was not looking rosy when we all got out of bed on Sunday morning but the shock Costa Rica victory over Japan coupled with Hansi Flick’s side earning a valuable point against Spain has opened up a very realistic path for their progression in the tournament. Luis Fernando Suarez’s side aren’t done themselves either and a second shock win on the spin could see them move on. We check out and review some of the most popular betting markets heading into this game…
Let’s not beat around the bush, Germany are very heavy favourites to win this game and are as short as 1/9 with Betfred to get the three points that they need to give them a great chance of making it through to the Round of 16. The draw is 9/1 with Costa Rica at 22/1.
We’ve added plenty of new player prop bets that are available around 24-48 hours before kick-off including tackles, assists and Shots on Target. You can check out all our latest prices for this one via the Latest Costa Rica vs Germany Odds button below.
The reason for such a lopsided market is Costa Rica got an absolute pummeling at the hands of Spain in their opening game. They looked lost and completely over-matched that day and even though they bounced back with a shock win over Japan on Sunday morning, the winner was their only shot on target and in reality, the keeper should be absolutely gutted that he let it in.
Los Ticos are not a very good side and anything other than a defeat would be hugely surprising.
Germany were sucker-punched by Japan and a whirlwind few minutes saw them fall in their opener but a decent display against Spain was highlighted by a first World Cup goal for Werder Bremen striker Niklas Fullkrug. He looked to make a real difference and up against a defence such as Costa Rica’s, I’d expect him to start and at 4/5 to score anytime is one to plug into your Bet Builders.
I’m a little bit surprised BTTS is only priced up at 5/4. Expecting Costa Rica to muster much in terms of attacking play seems to be a bit of a longshot and if you are thinking like me, that opens up the Germany to win to nil market and that 8/11 is far more enticing than the 1/9 just to win the game.
You can also get 1/2 on Germany to score in both halves and that is a market to consider if you like to bet on shorter prices.
Throughout this World Cup the Betfred Blog team will have a full betting preview and a big-priced Bet Builder for every game, so keep checking back with us for our latest World Cup pieces every day for Qatar 2022…
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