Germany v Ghana: Ozil backed for a repeat of 2010 performance
Germany produced arguably the performance of the opening round of fixtures with their 4-0 demolition job on Portugal but Joachim Low’s side will not want stop there as they bid to reach the second round.
Four years ago, Germany opened their 2010 campaign in South Africa with a 4-0 win over Australia but followed with a 1-0 defeat to Serbia. They won’t want a repeat this time around when they meet Ghana at the Estádio Castelão.
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Germany and Ghana met in the group stage of the last World Cup and Die Mannschaft came out on top by a single goal thanks to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil. The 25-year-old scored the only goal of the game and is 6/1 to repeat his first goalscoring feat of four years ago, but we are backing him at 7/4 to find the net at any time.
The former Real Madrid man suffered his fair share of criticism in his first season in the Premier League but looked back to his best in Germany’s opener and can continue that form against the Black Stars.
The Germans may have cut through the Portuguese defence like a knife through butter but the win was built upon the solid defensive foundations of the world’s number two ranked side. It was mission accomplished for Germany’s defensive unit as they kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet all afternoon. In particular, captain Phillip Lahm was a rock in front of Manuel Neuer and alongside Per Mertesacker and Mats Hummels expect much of the same with the Black Stars set to struggle in front of goal.
Germany are unbeaten in their last 12 games and have fired 10 goals in their last two matches and come up against a Ghana side seriously lacking in confidence. The Black Stars have just one win in five coming into this match and with Germany on top of their game and finding the net with ease we are backing the European nation for a repeat of their World Cup opener to overcome a -2 handicap on the way to victory.
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