Readers who were on our brace of winning 9/1 correct-score wagers earlier in the World Cup group stages will know we at news.bwin.com/en/ don’t enter such waters lightly.
The United States of America’s 2-1 victory over Ghana was one of those Hail Mary calls and the obsession with the number two is just one of the five reasons punters should be on them to draw 2-2 with Germany at a larger than life 11/1.
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Here’s your quartet of persuaders…
At least one team has notched exactly twice in the USA’s last eight matches.
Braces, duos, deuces, doubles, pairs, couples, twosomes and twins, the Stars and Stripes have seen them all and more, scoring twice seven times and shipping as many on three occasions during that sequence.
A single point will be enough to see both teams qualify.
Former Die Mannschaft bench buddies Jurgen Klinsmann and Joachim Low head into the fixture knowing a point will be enough to see their respective sides through to the next round.
Conspiracy theories aside, such knowledge is far more likely to encourage an element of circumspection than thirst for victory.
Germany have been held 2-2 twice in their last four outings.
They’ve got the goals, no doubt, but defensive shortcomings continue to dog the Nationalelf and they’ve been stung for the deuce by Ghana and Cameroon since the start of June.
Three of our adversaries’ last four meetings featured over 3.5 goals.
Two seasons ago their most recent duel went the way of Klinsmann’s charges by a margin of four goals to three.
Like lovers in deep, these teams know how to hurt each other, but can’t figure out how stop themselves getting wounded.
Germany are heavy favourites in the win/draw/win betting at 57/100, while the draw is priced up at 11/5 and USA victory is a 15/2 shout.