Germany-England Pick

In a match many thought could have been for the 2010 World Cup title heading into the event, Germany and England will collide in a Round of 16 contest Sunday morning.

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Germany is the winner of Group D while England finished second in Group C.
Oddsmakers from online sports book have made England the favorites to win with a betting line of +155 while England comes in at +180. A regulation draw has a money line of +210.

Germany entered the World Cup as one of the favorites to win it all and they played like it in a 4-0 win over Australia. But, the Germans took a step back in a 1-0 loss to Serbia but rebounded with a 1-0 win over Ghana. While the Germans haven’t been consistent, they have played somewhat solid all around and given up just one goal.

England also entered the World Cup as a favorite to win but a pair of draws to open play had their fans upset and the team seemingly in turmoil. A 1-0 win over Slovenia bailed the English out and allowed it to advance to the next round, but England is clearly not playing its best soccer right now.

In this match, both defenses are solid and should limit the opposing offenses, but the difference will be in scoring ability, which Germany looks to have more of. England is still dealing with injury issues to key players while Germany has been more consistent of a team. Add to that the Germans are getting a generous betting line, and this match feels like a sure thing.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: GERMANY +180 and UNDER 2.5

World Cup Match Results

Win over Australia, 4-0 on June 13

Loss to Serbia, 1-0 on June 18

Win over Ghana, 1-0 on June 23


Draw with USA, 1-1 on June 12

Draw with Algeria, 0-0 on June 18

Win over Slovenia, 1-0 on June 23

World Cup Player Stats

Mesut Ozil – 1 goal

Cacau – 1 goal

Lukas Podolski – 1 goal

Thomas Muller – 1 goal

Miroslav Klose – 1 goal


Steven Gerrard – 1 goal

Jermain Defoe – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Germany +180 Over 2.5

England +155 Under 2.5

Draw +210

*If game is tied after regulation Draw pays out. Team payouts must be on regulation victory
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Posted: 6/27/10 8:00AM ET

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