Ghana actually leads the group with four points and can advance with a draw while Germany needs a win to advance unless Australia upsets Serbia in the other Group D match in World Cup odds on Wednesday.
World Cup betting lists Germany as the one-goal favorite in this match on Wednesday against Ghana that can be seen on ESPN. The three-way line favors Germany at -175 while Ghana is +500 and the Draw at +275. The total is 2.5 under. Ghana has four points to lead Group D but they are solid underdogs against Germany. Ghana could have been in much better shape to advance but they couldn’t get the win against short-handed Australia in their last match and had to settle for a draw vs. the World Cup odds. Now they face the tough task of having to get at least a point against a very good Germany team.
Germany looked as good in their first match against Australia as they won 4-0 in World Cup betting but then they lost 1-0 to Serbia in their last match after Miroslav Klose got a red card and after Lukas Podolski missed a penalty shot. Germany has shown a lack of discipline in this World Cup and they will have to be careful against Ghana. They will have to avoid going after Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng who took out captain Michael Ballack in last month’s FA Cup final. Germany can’t afford to make any mistakes since a draw probably won’t be good enough. The miss by Podolski against Serbia was huge since it cost Germany a point. Head coach Joachim Low has said that Bastian Schweinsteiger will probably take the next penalty shot. Podolski not only missed the penalty but he missed other very good opportunities throughout the match.
This World Cup betting match on Wednesday can be seen on ESPN at 2:30 pm Eastern. At the same time on ESPN 2 it will be Serbia battling Australia. If Serbia wins as expected, then Germany will need a win against Ghana to advance. Ghana will just need a draw to make it to the round of 16 so they will probably play a very tight defensive game on Wednesday.