Sports book gambling concerns may be heavy about a long injury list for the Germans but they will still be one of the top contenders for the championship.
“Die Mannschaft” has three World Cup betting titles in the bank and have been runners up four times. They are coming off a third place finish as the host team in the 2006 World Cup.
Germany has a strong foundation for sports book gambling success in the World Cup as the Bundesliga, Germany’s major professional league, is considered the best and most stable in the world.
Team captain Michael Ballack is out with an ankle injury as is number one goal keeper Rene Adler. Defender Simon Rolfes will also be missed as he is recovering from knee surgery.
Germany is currently ranked 6th in the FIFA world rankings. With all of those injuries they may actually scare off some handicappers who would otherwise want World Cup betting action on them which will serve to drive the price down and make them a better board value. Germany is a deep team with plenty of talent to take the place of those missing in action.
New German captain Philipp Lahm is optimistic about Germany’s sports book gambling chances despite their team being younger than normal and with the injury bug.
“This team is hungry, you can see it in every training session where the intensity and the enthusiasm are really high,” said Lahm. “As far as I’m concerned, this German team is the best I’ve played in.”
Lahm went on to state that the Germans have players that can better handle one-on-one situations and are better with technical fundamentals. He said that this will be a different German team with the World Cup betting odds than in the past.
Low is a back from the famed Bayern Munich team of the Bundesliga and is 26 years old. Coach Joachim Low made him captain on the spot when Ballack went down. Low is motivated to pay his coach back by leading Germany to gambling in sports success.
Germany has been one of the top World Cup gambling commodities in the Group stage as they entered the 2010 World Cup undefeated in Group action since 1994.