Germany expected to flex their muscles vs Australia
Frank Monkhouse | 19 June 2017
Value in Monday’s Confederations Cup
The week gets off to a strong start for football fans as Germany and Australia clash in the Confederations Cup, live on ITV4 from 4.00pm. Coral traders have the Germans as hot-favourites, and you can place your bets here.
Have your say on Germany vs Australia, including match winner, first goal scorer and correct score, or read on as we lay-out our thoughts on the best way to profit from the match.
Little in the head-to-head stats
This will be the fifth competitive meeting of these sides, with Germany edging the head-to-head stats, but only just. The first two between the nations ended in convincing wins for the Germans, 4-3 in this competition in 2005 and 4-0 at the World Cup in 2010. Australia have been far more competitive recently however, claiming a famous 2-1 win in 2011 and a 2-2 two years ago.
Marco Reus opened the scoring last time, before the Socceroos battled back through goals from James Troisi and Mile Jedinak. A late strike from Lucas Podolski spared the blushes of his teammates on that occasion.
Past meetings suggest we’ll get goals
With both teams scoring in three of those four meetings, the same again is sure to feature in a share of Monday NAPs. Coral traders offer 5/6 on this one falling into line, while over 2.5 in the total goals market is an option in your multiples at the 8/13 currently on offer.
Followers of the favourites will take plenty of heart from performances in the World Cup qualifiers, with Joachim Low’s crew in complete control of Group C, five points ahead of Northern Ireland in second, well on their way to Russia.
Wagner looking to continue his scoring ways
In their six matches, they have racked up an incredible 27 goals, while conceding just one. A 7-0 victory over San Marino earlier this month further boosted confidence in front of goal, and we’ve got DFB -1 on the handicap at 11/10.
Sandro Wagner made headlines in that summer stroll vs San Marino little over a week ago, bagging a hat-trick, and the 29-year-old Hoffenheim striker is sure to attract attention in the first goal scorer market. He’s 7/2 to break the deadlock vs Australia, even money to net anytime, and 16/1 to chip in with another treble.