In a repeat of last year’s World Cup third-place play-off, Germany host Uruguay in an international friendly match this Sunday.
After semi-final heartbreak for both sides, it was the Germans who prevailed on that occasion, a 3-2 win ensuring that they will be remembered as the nearly men in the 2010 competition.
Betting on this weekend’s friendly to end in the same result could be a popular pick for some internationl football fans. And, priced at 80/1, the scoreline certainly offers rich returns for punters.
Joachim Low’s side are favourites for the game, with bwin.com offering odds of 13/20 on the home side emerging victorious.
Conversely, Uruguay are priced at 15/4 to win the match, with the draw offering returns of £37.50 from a £10 stake.
With a German win not providing much in the way of returns, punters may be tempted to see how handicap betting could benefit them.
Giving the visitors a 1-0 headstart will change the odds on a German win to 17/10, with the draw re-priced to 13/5.
Alternatively, giving the away team a 2-0 headstart changes the odds further still. Germany become 17/4 outsiders to get the win, while the draw is 15/4.
Both sides boast an impressive front line. Diego Forlan’s World Cup performances earned him plaudits on an global scale, while Miroslav Klose’s scoring exploits for Germany are well-known and widely reported.
As such, some football betting fans could be tempted to put their money on the number of goals likely to be scored.
bwin.com offers odds of 14/5 on the game producing exactly two goals, while more optimistic punters can get odds of 31/10, 9/2 and 17/4 on three, four and five or more goals being scored respectively.
Another sensible bet could be on both teams to score during the match. With the wide array of attacking talent on display, chances should be in decent supply at either end of the pitch.
A successful £10 bet on both Germany and Uruguay finding the back of the net returns £16.50.
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