Germany vs. Mexico 2018 World Cup betting odds, tips and expert predictions

2018 World Cup Betting: Germany Opens Title Defense Against Mexico

Germany is a World Cup sportsbook betting co-favorite with Brazil to win the tournament.  Working against “DFB Eleven” is history.  1962 Brazil is the last team to repeat as World Cup champions.  1938 Italy is the only other repeat champion.  The proud Germans are loaded of course.  They certainly have the material to make a deep run.  And few teams can match their confidence.  Mexico has been considered to be something of an underachiever.  They have made the round of 16 in six straight World Cups.  But their best finish in that span was tenth.  Thus “The Tri” is a longshot.

Germany vs. Mexico   

Date and Time: Sunday, June 17, 2018, 11 a.m. ET

Location: Luzhniki Stadium, Москва, Russia

World Cup Betting Online Odds:  Mexico +1 (+110), Germany -1 (-125), Over 2 ½ (+105), Under 2 ½ (-120), Mexico +780, Germany -225, Draw +350

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Among the many riches that Germany boasts none is more important than coach.  Joachim Low is the most accomplished manager in this tournament.  He is a difference making World Cup sportsbook betting asset.  Yet when Germany lost to France in the 2016 Euro he caught heat.  Low has created a monster.  Germany is expected to not just win every game.  Instead it is now demanded that they dominate each match.  Expectations have grown out of whack.  And that leads to legitimate concerns about betting value.  No other team will bring as much public action as the Germans.

Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio can relate to Low in some ways.  Fans have been calling for his head due to a couple of embarrassments.  Mexico was killed 7-0 by Chile in Copa America Centenario.  Germany mauled them 4-1 in the Confederations Cup.  But Osorio leads an experienced team that looks to be peaking.  An elusive fifth World Cup game is within reach.  Osorio has also shown flexibility as needed.  He recently abandoned his preferred 4-3-3 in a couple of friendlies.  He instead went with a couple of midfield enforcers.

Javier Hernandez is one of the aforementioned peaking players for Mexico.  The forward has 49 goals and 100 caps.  Hirving Lozano is garnering attention as a relative new comer.  He has seven goals in 26 caps and a lot of upside.  Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has 92 caps.  Captain Andres Guardado is an important midfielder.  He has a team high 144 caps with 25 goals.

For qualification Germany put together a terrifying run.  In ten games they were perfect with ten wins.  With 43 goals they set the European record.  “Die Mannschaft” also won the Confederations Cup.  Best of all they did so without numerous injured key players.  Such depth is the envy of the World Cup.  Forward Mario Gomez is the leading active goal scorer for Germany.  Gomez has posted 31 goals and 73 caps.  Midfielder Leon Goretzka is a young sportsbook online asset to watch.  Goretzka has six goals and 14 caps.  Star midfielder Tony Kroos has 12 goals and 82 caps.  Kroos is a pro for Real Madrid.

Matchup to Watch

Germany has an overload of depth for this match.  Their World Cup sportsbook betting status as chalk will be verified here.

World Cup Betting Odds Picks

Germany should steamroll Mexico yet again.

World Cup Betting Online Pick: Germany

World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction:  Germany 3, Mexico 1

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