Uruguay-Germany Pick

The Consolation Game of the 2010 World Cup features Uruguay taking on Germany today at 2:30PM ET.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Germany the favorites to win the consolation game with a betting line of -135 while Uruguay comes in at +350. A regulation draw has a line of +275.

Germany seemed unstoppable prior to losing to Spain in the semifinals. The Germans had scored four goals in back-to-back games, but struggled against the Spain defense. The key in this game will be the motivation level of Germany, as it may not be able to get up emotionally for this contest despite being the better team on paper.

Uruguay was the ugly duckling of the Final Four as it seemed the least likely to have gotten there. It never really wowed anyone aside from its 3-0 win over South Africa in group play.  Uruguay should still be excited to take part in this game as it hasn’t been in the world spotlight for soccer much in recent history.

This game is all about motivation and we expect Uruguay to come out with a lot of it while Germany will be flat. A consolation game really means nothing in the spectrum of the World Cup, but a win over Germany is a big deal to Uruguay. Look for it to win and get the upset against Germany.

Our World Cup Free Pick for this matchup is: URUGUAY +350 and UNDER 3
World Cup Match Results
URUGUAY

Draw with France, 0-0 on June 11

Win over South Africa, 3-0 on June 16

Win over Mexico, 1-0 on June 22

Win over South Korea, 2-1 on June 26

Win over Ghana, 1-1 (won on penalty kicks 4-2) on July 2

Loss to Holland, 3-2 on July 6

GERMANY

Win over Australia, 4-0 on June 13

Loss to Serbia, 1-0 on June 18

Win over Ghana, 1-0 on June 23

Win over England, 4-1 on June 27

Win over Argentina, 4-0 on July 3

Loss to Spain, 1-0 on July 7

World Cup Player Stats
URUGUAY

Diego Forlan – 4 goals

Luis Suarez – 3 goals

Alvaro Pereira – 1 goal

Maximiliano Pereira – 1 goal

GERMANY

Miroslav Klose – 4 goals

Thomas Muller – 4 goals

Lukas Podolski – 2 goals

Arne Friedrich – 1 goal

Mesut Ozil – 1 goal

Cacau – 1 goal
World Cup Odds

Uruguay +350 Over 3

Germany -135 Under 3

Draw +275

*If game is tied after regulation Draw pays out. Team payouts must be on regulation victory
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Posted: 7/10/10 11:00AM ET

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