The best matchup so far in World Cup odds takes place in the semifinals on Wednesday as Germany battles Spain.
Germany has won the World Cup title three times in their history while this will be the first-ever semifinal appearance for Spain. The edge in experience goes to Germany but the talent edge goes to Spain so this match is a pick in World Cup betting.
World Cup odds are so close on this match that the three-way line is almost even. Spain is +150, Germany is +160 and the Draw is +215. The total on the match is 2.5 with the under at -150. With this game being so evenly matched it could come down to overtime or penalty kicks so the draw is viable option since that pays off if the teams end up tied at the end of regulation and injury time.
Germany is now the “hot” pick by many people to win in World Cup betting but Spain still has a lot of talent. And it should not be forgotten that they beat Germany two years ago in the Euro 2008. While Germany has more World Cup experience, Spain is still the better team. Spain is led by David Villa who leads all scorers in the World Cup with five goals. Spain has been winning in the World Cup even though striker Fernando Torres has done nothing. It is possible he could be benched on Wednesday in favor of Cesc Fabregas.
Germany rolled over Argentina 4-0 vs. the World Cup odds and is playing superbly but carrying momentum from one match to the next is never easy. Germany will also be without a key player as Thomas Mueller is suspended as he picked up his second yellow card in the match against Argentina. Germany is really going to miss Mueller as he has four goals in the World Cup.
Spain has yet to play their best soccer but they have survived to make the semifinals. Whenever a team has found a way to win and not player their best soccer they are a dangerous team. Spain is not getting as much respect as Germany which makes them a team to seriously consider in World Cup odds on Wednesday.