Germany v Ghana World Cup Free Bets, odds and match preview from Group G
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England may already be on the plane home and looking at summer holidays, but for the Germans its life as usual as they look to move a step closer to the knockout stages when they take on Ghana on later today.
Joachim Low’s men got their tournament underway with an impressive 4-0 demolition job on Portugal with the equally impressive Thomas Muller bagging a hat-trick.
The German began the 2010 tournament with a similar score-line against Australia only to lose to Serbia in their next game and they will be wary of ensuring there is a repeat this time round, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer warning his team-mates that they must up their performance.
“I think that we can only be partially satisfied with how we played,” the Bayern keeper told the German Football Association’s website.
“In assessing this game, we have to be honest: we got a penalty, they got a red card – basically everything went our way in this game. In the second half we controlled things with a man advantage but we have to realise that the opponent had opportunities. It wasn’t all perfect.”
Germany will have Mats Hummels fit for the clash after he was withdrawn against Portugal with a thigh problem.
Ghana meanwhile lost their opening fixture 2-1 to the USA. Kwesi Appiah’s men went behind in the opening 30 seconds to a Clint Dempsey goal but bounced back through Andre Ayew 82nd minute goal.
With an opening point seemingly secured, Ghana were left shell-shocked minutes later when John Brooks scored to hand the USA victory.
The result means that should Ghana lose to the Germans their world cup adventure would be all but over.
The Black Stars are set to be boosted by the return of experienced midfielder Michael Essien after the midfielder picked up a toe injury against the USA.
This will be the third competitive meeting between the two sides with Ghana yet to taste victory.
The African side lost 6-1 in their first game with the Germans in 1993 (they did draw with a then West Germany in 1971 but the game was classed as an amateur clash) and then lost again four years in South Africa when a goal from Mesut Ozil gave Germany victory.
There’s little doubt that Germany have made an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, and it would take a shrewd (or foolish) punter to oppose them today.
Back them on the handicap at -1 at 8/11 with Paddy Power.