Germany vs. United States Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Germany and the United States collide today at Noon ET in the featured match of the 2014 World Cup schedule for Thursday. Here is a look at the odds for this match.
Both teams come into this Group G match at 1-0-1. Neither team has locked up a spot in the next round, but a draw would advance both squads to the knockout stage. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Germany is favored to win the match, as it has odds of -180 to prevail, while the United States has been given a money line of +700 to win. A draw has been given odds of +240, while the over/under total for the match has been listed at 2.5 goals.
Germany is now 61-20-20 all-time in World Cup play after beating Portugal 4-0 and playing Ghana to a 2-2 draw. Germany didn’t have a strong showing in the draw with Ghana, as it was only able to produce 11 shots for the match despite controlling the ball for 59% of the game. The Germans took a 1-0 lead on a Mario Gotze goal, but then fell behind 2-1 in the second half before Miroslav Klose scored the equalizer, which ended up being the final goal.
The United State is now 8-17-6 all-time in World Cup play after beating Ghana 2-1 and then playing Portugal to a 2-2 draw. The U.S. seemed all set to pick up a 2-1 win over Portugal, but a header from Verla in the fifth minute of stoppage time forced the tie and left the U.S. needing a point today to clinch a spot in the knockout stage. The U.S. showed a lot in the tie, falling behind early before rallying behind goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey. The Americans had a 10-9 edge in shots on goal in the match despite playing without Jozy Altidore, who will miss today’s game with a hamstring injury.