They are big, they are strong, they are fast, and perhaps the most complete futbol side in the world. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup coming up soon, it is a smart idea to bet big on the defending champions from Germany.
Loaded with talent in the form world-class players such as Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer.
Die Mannschaft also gets a youthful injection of talent in the form of Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich to go along with a very deep and talented projected roster that may include the likes of Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Sane and Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Mario Gomez (Wolfsburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke) and Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal)
Whatever German boss Joachim Low decides as his starting XI, know that Germany will be stacked from top to bottom and a formidable side to handle in Russia.
While long-time rivals such as France, Brazil, Spain and Argentina all boast some impressive world-class talent,no one in the FIFA World Cup can rival Germany’s four potential starting line ups and bench quality.
According to AU sports betting site, Germany is the prohibitive favorite to become the first side to win successive World Cup titles since Brazil did it in 1962, and the third nation to ever do it, joining Italy, who first accomplished the feat in 1938.
Per Australian betting house, William Hill, The Selecao—who are looking to avenge an embarrassing loss to Germany on home soil in 2014—have the second-best odds, followed by Argentina and Spain. While it may not be wise to overlook Brazil—on paper—the 2018 FIFA World Cup is Germany’s to lose.
Could a fifth world title be within the grasp? Possibly. But don’t overlook a motivated Brazil and an always formidable Spanish side in La Furia Roja
As the World Cup slowly approaches, a lot can happen between now and EURO qualifying and friendlies for Germany, but make no mistake, if there is one side who is a sure thing to win in Russia, it is the defending champions.