Tournament Specials vs Germany by 20legend


Tournament Specials - Group Stage: Best defensive team


Group D: Hungary, Germany, Australia, Tunisia, Romania and the Czech Republic.


This is a tough group for Germany, but it could also be positive since that they must use their best players for the most of the group stage. However, Germany has a good enough team to fight for the 1st place in this group, and certainly at least promotion which I am confident that they will manage. The definitive strength in the German side is their strict defensive play as they have both good goalkeepers and a solid defense in addition to a large squad with a huge desire to win every game, just as we know the German mentality. They can even be one of the outsiders for a medal from this championship, but in order to do so they must get their offensive play to be almost as good as their defensive play.


All of the bookmakers consider Norway as the favorites to be the best defensive team within the group stage. Norway is the favorites to win also this year and especially after getting such an easy group. Norway will be up against Spain, Poland, Argentina, Paraguay and Angola. However, they have some important defensive absences in front of this championship. The defensive captain Marit Malm Frafjord (injured) and Kristine Lund Borgersen (pregnancy) are both missing. It is also a question if all the best players will play very much at the start of this championship, considering the easy group, and I therefore see the odds on Germany to have the best defense in the group stage as way too high here.


Germany conceded only one more goal than Norway during the group stage in the last European Championship in Serbia 2012. Norway conceded 62 goals, while Germany conceded 63 goals. Norway’s opponents back then was Serbia, Czech Republic and Ukraine, while Germany faced Hungary, Spain and Croatia. This says all about Germany’s defense and I will try with a small stake on Germany here as well.


Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Group Stage: Best defensive team – Germany Nordicbet 15.00 2 Romania LOST (-2 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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