USA vs Germany World Cup Game 3 Pick

Germany vs. USA
USA vs Germany

June 26, 2014

12pm EST

Online Odds: Bovada has USA +1 (-190) and Germany -1 (+160)

USA’s last match vs Portugal has become what many are calling the most exciting match of the World Cup tournament so far. After falling behind early on a bad defensive miscue, USA rallied back in the 2nd half for a powerful 2-1 lead. They controlled the entire field for 85 out of the 90 minutes of regulation time. And only in the last 30 seconds of extra time did they let the game slip away.

World Cup Group GRather than dwelling on the agony and excitement of last game, the USA Men’s National Team must look forward to their next game against Germany. There are still several scenarios that include the US moving forward to Round 2 of the World Cup.

The simplest way would be with a win over Germany this Thursday. However, that is not absolutely necessary to advance. A draw with Germany would also secure their spot. Or, a draw in the Ghana – Portugal match would guarantee the US (and Germany) a place in the final 16.

Lastly, if the US lose to Germany and Portugal beats Ghana, then goal differential would be the tiebreaker for 2nd place in Group G. Since Portugal lost by 4 goals against Germany last week, they are at a severe disadvantage here and would have to outscore Ghana by enough goals to catch up to the US. The same is true in case of a Ghana win but with a much slighter disadvantage. See the chart for more details.

As far as the German – US match this Thursday, there will be no shortage of excitement or anticipation. US Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will be facing off against his home country and former World Cup team. It will be interesting to observe how Germany responds to one of their own moving west to coach the US team. It will also be an exciting match between a perennially tough German team and a newly dangerous American team.

I’m leaning towards a 1-1 draw in this match. Therefore I have to pick the US side from a sports betting perspective.

My Pick: US +1 (-190) Search Odds and Bet now at Bovada!

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