Australia vs Germany FIFA Confederations Cup Today, 16:00 (CET) Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
The second match of Group B in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup sees Australia come up against the might of Germany.
With Chile and Cameroon, the other two teams in the group, this is going to be extremely difficult for Australia but Germany will be expecting to get their campaign off to the perfect start, with three points.
1. Road to The Confederations Cup 2017
Australia qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup by defeating South Korea 2-1 in the final of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final. The Socceroos were the third team to make it to Russia, after the hosts and their opening opponents, Germany. This will be the fourth-time Australia have participated in the Confederations Cup, with their last appearance coming in 2005.
Germany qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup in the best way possible, by winning the 2014 World Cup. The Germans claimed a 1-0 extra-time victory over Argentina, having previously demolished the hosts Brazil. It was Germany’s fourth World Cup win and they will be making their third appearance at the Confederations Cup, having qualified in 1999 and hosted the event in 2005.
This match will take place in the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi and will be one of two group games held in this stadium.
2. 1X2 Betting Odds
Unsurprisingly, Germany come into this match as heavy favourites with the bookmakers, priced at 1.33 with Bet365 to win the match. Since winning the 2014 World Cup, Germany have lost only three competitive matches out of twenty-one games played. This includes matches in the 2016 European Championship and 2018 World Cup qualifying.
Australia have been given very little chance of winning this match and Bet365 have them out at 10.50 to win the game. Australia endured a disappointing 2014 World Cup finals, finishing bottom of a tough group including Spain, Chile and Holland. Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup has also proved tough, with Australia currently third in their group and needing to finish in the top two places to guarantee a place in Russia.
The draw is also available and can be backed at 5.50.
Interestingly, Australia have more than held their own in recent meetings with Germany. They have defeated and drawn with the current World Cup holders in their last two games, which occurred in 2011 and 2015 respectively. There were goals scored by both teams in each match and you can get 23.00 for Australia to cause a shock and repeat their 2-2 draw with Germany from 2015.
However, when it comes to competitive games, Germany have the edge and have defeated Australia twice in World Cup finals and once in the Confederations Cup. The Confederations Cup win came back in 2005 and Germany claimed a thrilling 4-3 victory. You can back Germany to win and both teams to score at 2.75 with Bet365.
In both matches played between the teams at the World cup finals, Germany ran out comfortable winners, 3-0 and more recently, 4-0. If Germany are going to take this tournament seriously, expect them to win this game with ease and you can back the Germans to win by a 3-goal margin at 5.50 with Bet365.
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