England versus Germany sounds like a semi-final or finals match than an opening round game in the knockout stages. Both teams survived scares in their qualification process with England finishing 2nd in their group and Germany being lucky to fend off Ghana where a win guarantees first in the group and a loss might eliminate.
Bet on England Germany matchupEngland +165
Germany +165Who to bet. on? This is a tough game to call since Germany struggled against Ghana but Ghana is no pushover. England seem to have problems with striker Wayne Rooney who has no goals in the tournament. Klose is expected to return to the lineup but I pick Germany for their depth and scoring threats.