The top 3 bets for Germany backers to savour against Algeria
There’s nowhere to hide for Algeria in Porto Alegre, with Germany as sure a thing as there is in this World Cup to make it through to the quarter-finals for the ninth time on the bounce by winning in 90 mintes at 3/10.
Ever the optimists for goals at this mouth-watering samba jamboree, we’re making ourselves available for those in need of a betting tour around the Estadio Beira-Rio clash, with a trio of tidy tips laced with profit-making goodness.
Algeria haven’t made it this far by accident and gave Belgium a fright in their opening match, but they’re carrying terrible early-game form from their last Group H fixture, when they went down to a sixth-minute Russia goal before scrambling a draw.
Germany looked ready to explode when faced with a tough-to-breakdown USA side, and duly gained reward for their endeavours when Thomas Muller struck a pearler in the second half.
Muller scored within this mark in their opening match against Portugal, and with Die Mannschaft now in knockout mode an early assault seems overpriced.
Arsenal’s £42.5m midfielder was as short as 1/1 with some firms to notch against Ghana a few matches back, having top-scored for his country in qualifying for Brazil, with eight.
Now he’s so far on the drift, a punt on Ozil returning to goal-scoring form for Germany holds plenty of appeal.
Germany will score, probably a few, but their defence is clearly suspect judging by the 2-2 draw with Ghana and even Armenia bagged against them in their last pre-tournament fixture, not to mention England at this stage four years ago.
However, the fact that Algeria last failed to score 17 games ago is the stat that gives this bet gravitas.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
Fancy a flutter? Sign up today to claim up to £100 in free bets.