Brazil 2014 – Germany vs Portugal Betting Odds

Arguably the best game of the group stage puts Germany and Portugal against each other in the 2014 World Cup debut for both teams, this Monday at 12 PM ET at the Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador, Bahia, in a match for group G.

germany_portugalArguably the best game of the group stage puts Germany and Portugal against each other in the 2014 World Cup debut for both teams, this Monday at 12 PM ET at the Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador, Bahia, in a match for group G.

Germany, a three-time World Cup winner, is one of the ultimate favorites to be in the final on Juy 13 at the Maracana stadium; they will have to overcome the injury of their star Marco Reus, who will miss the tournament.

“The injury situation is causing me less and less concern,” said Low. “Manuel Neuer took part in training today and he is ready to go on Monday. Phillip Lahm played midfield from the start against Armenia and I’m fairly confident that will be the same solution for us on Monday.”

Portugal is a good team, but is mostly considered a one man show with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way.  If Ronaldo doesn’t play well, then, their chances are slim.

“If he plays with pace and with the ball at his feet, then it’s hard to prevent him playing,” said German coach Low. “Portugal has got exceptional, classy world-class players like Moutinho, Ronaldo, Pepe, Nani. Both teams have their strengths. Portugal may play perhaps more on the counter-attack, we might play more possession.”

The money line has Germany +120 to win, and Portugal +300; plus the draw is at +235.  The Germans lead the head to head series five wins, one loss and three draws.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.