Germany was very impressive in their opener as they routed Australia in World Cup betting while Serbia lost a tough match to Ghana. Here is a look at this match that Serbia really needs to win to stay alive in Group D.
Germany is a one-goal favorite in this match on Friday that can be seen on ESPN. The three-way line has Germany at -180, Serbia at +475 and the Draw at +275 with the total at 2.5 under. Germany played very well in their opener even though they were without Michael Ballack who will miss the World Cup due to injury. Germany knows how to win in the World Cup as they have reached the semifinals 11 times and made the finals seven times.
Serbia must come out of this game with something if they hope to have any chance of advancing. They already lost to Ghana so they must get at least a draw against Germany or their chances of advancing will probably be gone. Serbia is not a bad team as they are ranked 15th in the world but after the loss against Ghana they now have to get something out of the Germany match. It won’t be easy against a Germany team that is well balanced led by Phil Lahm, Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
This is the match that Serbia has been waiting for and now they must produce. Serbia could actually have been looking ahead to this game and not as focused as they should have been on Ghana. Serbia has the defense that could contain Germany. Serbia has Nemanja Vidic, Branislav Ivanovic, Aleksandar Lukovic and Aleksandar Kolarov. Serbia will have to contain Podolski and Miroslav Klose if they expect to win. Serbia is aware that they must play very well to beat a German team that is very talented.
This match can be seen on ESPN but keep in mind it starts early on Friday morning at 7:30 AM Eastern time. It should be worth watching though as Serbia is in must-win mode against a very talented Germany team that is expected to win Group D.