Top offshore betting sites favor Spain over Germany in a battle of two powerhouses at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Germany vs. Spain Odds by BetUs
|Germany||PK ( EV )||2½ ( -110 )||+178|
|Spain||PK ( -120 )||2½ ( -110 )||+153|
Germany are underdogs heading into this match, according to the best online sportsbooks. Can head coach Hansi Flick bring back the mojo for a soccer team that is still feeling the effects of back-to-back let downs in the 2018 and 2021 World Cups? Only Brazil can equal Germany in terms of World Cup trophies. This version of Die Mannschaft, though, feels more unpredictable than ever before.
That is not to say that there is a lack of unity or that there is infighting in the camp. It is just that for such a long time the Germany that we knew was commanded by its head coach Joachim Löw. Back in 2006, Löw, a relative nobody, took over the reins from Jürgen Klinsmann and the rest is, as they say, history.
Flick, who had served as Löw’s assistant for a long time, including back in 2014 when Germany beat the snot out Brazil before they defeated Argentina in the final, is the man who is in charge. He has at his disposal a group of elite soccer players.
They were dominant in in qualifying stage but did not make an impression in the recent Nations League games. It is not clear which German team will appear in Qatar. Timo Werner is going to miss the World Cup as a result of an injury and for some fans that is actually good news considering the former Chelsea player’s scoring issues.
That leaves Flick sans a lot of options to lead the line in his 4-2-3-1 formation. This is where Kai Havertz comes in. He has also been lethargic for Chelsea this season. The forward, deemed ‘lazy’ by experts after his lack of action resulted in Arsenal’s winning goal during premier league play in November, is going to need to crap goals for Germany if he wants to justify his presence.
Overestimating the potential of young players breaking onto the scene is par for the course. But there are exceptions such Jamal Musiala. The kid from Stuttgart moved to England when he was young and he was a member of Chelsea’s academy before he headed back home to join Bayern Munich. The 19-year-old midfield player has been locked in as the next top talent to come out of Germany. And he has such a Teutonic-sounding name too, don’t you think?
The Spaniards are slightly favored at top sports betting sites. Long gone are the days of the likes of Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Iker Casillas. The only remaining member from the 2010 World Cup winning is Sergio Busquets. It is safe to say that he is no longer part of the elite in the world at his position or any other.
Sure, the times certainly have really changed, but Spain’s next batch of stars is led by one of the best head coaches in the game. This signals that they may just be ready to put yet another marker down.
Luis Enrique is being sought after by the top clubs in the world, and if he wanted the job at PSG or Atletico Madrid, all he need is make a phone call.
Players would go to the end of the world and back for him. His lack of f***s to give concerning what the ruthless Spanish media thinks of his choices is nothing short of remarkable. Barcelona’s Gavi and Pedri, two up and comers who were thrown to the lions and and ate the lions up, will be the motor for years to come in the middle of the field. Nico Williams, Ansu Fati and Yeremy Pino are skilled forwards that have become staples in La Liga.
The youth movement in this team has Spain poised extremely well for what’s to come, but the few seasoned veterans that are on the roster could be the key that will unlock their true potential in the Qatar World Cup.
Alvaro Morata might be the most polarizing soccer player of the past two decades. In spite of not scoring anywhere near a top level rate, the 30-year-old has been paid generously by some of the best teams in the world. He has to score goals for this Spain team in order to leave his mark.
Germany vs. Spain 2022 FIFA World Cup Pick
Let’s go with Germany.