Germany Odds to win World Cup – 6/1 decent shout as Germans could go close

The three times World Champions are among the favourites once again and after consecutive World Cup semi-final exits will be looking to go at least one better, as Germany world cup odds of 6/1 offer plenty of appeal.

Manager: Joachim Low
World Cup best:
Winners (1954, 1974, 1990)
How they qualified:
Winner European Group G

Germany dropped just two points during qualifying, however it saw them amazingly blow a 4-0 lead over Sweden.

Seven of the ten goals they conceded in qualifying came against Sweden, who pushed them all the way in Stockholm, before losing 5-3.

No side scored more goals in qualifying than Germany, averaging 3.6 goals per game, with Mesut Ozil scoring eight!

Star player: Phillip Lahm (Bayern Munich)

For club side Bayern Munich, Phillip Lahm has frequently been used in central midfield, however at national level it’s unlikely Joachim Low will deploy him there.

Germany’s midfield options can compete with any in the world, meaning Lahm will be used in his normal full-back slot.

Given how often they can alter their midfield, Lahm is the key player with their full-back positions limited beyond him.

One to watch: Julian Draxler (Schalke)

Julian Draxler is far from a starter in the German national team, however the Schalke youngster will be used an impact substitute.

Arsenal are one of numerous sides interested in Draxler and a good World Cup will only increase his already high transfer fee.


Unlike Germany’s biggest club side, the national team has a plan B, with them able to dominate the game as well as being deadly on the counter attack.

Germany’s creative options in midfield are incredible, and their options from the bench are likely to help decide close matches.


Germany have struggled to keep clean sheets since Euro 2012, with Low uncertain what two central defenders to use.

After losing in two consecutive tournament semi-finals, there is real pressure on Low to guide Germany all the way, with some questioning te way he sets the side up.

How far can they go?

Given the strength of their squad they will be disappointed if they don’t go all the way and win the tournament.

Low’s side haven’t been drawn in the kindest of groups, however they still should top it and second placed side from Group H awaits.


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler

Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Kevin Grosskreutz, Erik Durm, Benedikt Hoewedes, Mats Hummels, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Marcel Schmelzer, Philipp Lahm

Midfielders: Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter, Mario Goetze, Christoph Kramer, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Forwards: Miroslav Klose, Kevin Volland

*Squad will be cut by four to 23 before the start of the tournament

Group G


Monday 16th June: Germany vs. Portgual 17:00
Saturday 21st June: Germany vs. Ghana 20:00
Thursday 26th June: USA vs. Germany 17:00

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