Germany vs Nigeria by MightyDuke
Germany is among the best teams in the tournament for sure. According to bookies they are first favorite to win the trophy. So far, they scored 16 goals, the most goals of all on the World Cup. They have three convincing victories and showed great attacking and open games without any calculations. If there is a possibility to score 8 goals, they will score 8 goals, that's German football philosophy. The Germans are well organized squad with players from Bundesliga 1&2. Great attackers as M. Stendera, L. Oztunali, J. Brandt, H. Mukhtar (only who is playing out of Germany, in SL Benfica) are capable of scoring against any team, also have a solid defense led by captain K. Akpoguma. No absences for this match.
Nigeria on the other side is another great team with players like S. Godwin, I. Success. The most valuable player is M. Simon, left wing of KAA Gent, but he played only 15 minutes so far in the tournament. Their advantage over Germans is physical strength, but as all African teams they have problems with tactical tasks and German should exploit that fact. They lost against Brazil 4:2 and crushed N. Korea and Hungary in group E matches. They are the best African team for sure. Super Eagles scored 8 goals so far, at least 2 in each game, so I believe they will manage to score at least once against Germans too. No absences in Nigerian squad.
We are going to see very interesting match and it's a pity that one of those two teams need to get out in 1/8 finals of the tournament. In 2009 they played last mutual duel and Germany won 3:2, but they were losing until the 75th minute and having one player less due to red card. That's German's never to give up mentality. I believe that Germany will win this one easy or hard. Also they should go all the way in the campaign. I'm expecting from both teams to score and Germany to win the match.
|Germany&BTTS||Bet365||3.10||6||1-0 LOST (-6 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.