Published: 14.06.2017

Australia v Germany Betting Tips – 19th June 2017

Australia kept their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia alive last weekend with a vitally important win over Saudi Arabia. There is still a great deal of work for Ange Postecoglou’s men to do, including another massive match against Japan, but for now the Socceroos are focussing on the Confederations Cup.

Postecoglou believes that this year’s international tournament in Russia will boost Australia’s chances of qualifying for next year’s but the pressure is ramping up on the Socceroos head coach.

Many pundits and fans are concerned about the way the new 3-2-4-1 formation that Postecoglou introduced in an away game against Iraq and the first half against Saudi Arabia was far from convincing.

When you’ve got problems with your tactics and big players being ruled out by injury, the last thing you need is a match against the world champions.

Germany may be resting several of their biggest stars for the Confederations Cup but they still pose a huge threat to Australia and go into the meeting on Monday as the clear favourites with the bookies.

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Match Stats and Form

  • Australia warmed up for the Confederations Cup with a glamour friendly against Brazil following on from their 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia
  • Germany have taken a low key approach to the tournament with their young side beating San Marino 7-0
  • The last time these two met in the Confederations Cup Germany just about edged a seven-goal thriller
  • In five previous meetings, Australia have only beaten Germany once

Predicted Line-Ups

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

Key Battles

Postecoglou isn’t winning too many fans for his new formation but it could actually match up very well with the similar formation employed by Germany. Die Mannschaft have been playing with a 3-1-4-2 recently which has produced some high scoring games.

There’s no doubt that of the two teams, it’s the Socceroos who will have to do most defending. The combination of the Under 21 European Championships and the need to give some players a rest has led to Jochim Low picking an experimental side for the Confederations Cup but that doesn’t mean they’re short on quality.

Germany will look to exploit Australia in wide positions before giving the ball to their forwards who can score a goal out of nothing.

Betting Analysis

At a best price of $7 it’s clear that the bookies don’t think too much about Australia’s chances against the reigning world champions. Unfortunately, that’s an assessment which we share.

Postecoglou has been making a big play of his impressive record as Socceroos manager but he’s going to struggle to put together a plan and a side that will be able to resist the attacking intent of this Germany team.

While some will point to the lack of big star names in Germany’s ranks it’s still a squad that has World Cup and Champions League winners in it and the younger players will all be trying all they can to impress and get themselves on the plane to Russia next summer.

The best that Australia can hope for is being involved in an entertaining game in which they get to show the sort of football they’re capable of. So, try a bet on Germany winning the game and there being over 2.5 goals which is $2.05 with Bet365.

Germany wasted no time in grabbing the lead against San Marino last time out. The Socceroos will put up more fight than the European minnows but Germany can still grab a lead in the first half and hold on to it.

That makes a bet on the Germany/Germany selection in Unibet’s half time/full time market look worth a bet at $2.10.

Top Betting Tip:

Germany to win and over 2.5 goals at $2.05 with Bet365

Other Bets:

Germany/Germany in half time/full time at $2.10 with Unibet

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