We’re giving away €100,000 to the players who guess the exact time of the first goal in a selected match each week and we’re kicking things off with Germany vs Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.
Some punters may go for their lucky number and others might have a stab in the dark, but for those that like to do a bit of research when it comes to these things then help is at hand.
Our graphic below shows when history suggests the deadlock might be broken in Sunday’s Group B match.
There’s not much history between these two sides – they’ve only met three times – so there’s not much profit in examining the Germany vs Cameroon head-to-head record for clues here. However we can look at the Confederations Cup group stages to see when the first goal of the game tends to be scored.
The busiest spell for opening goals in the history of the tournament’s group games is the quarter of an hour between the 11th and 25th minute, when 28 of the 80 matches to have seen at least one goal saw the scoring opened. The remainder of its first halves have seen deadlocks broken at a far slower rate, although interestingly things tend to pick up after half-time.
There is another goalscoring peak early in the second half, specifically between the 51st and 65th minute, after which there have only been five opening goals scored in the history of the group stages.
If you think Germany will open the scoring here, then an early guess would probably be the best strategy. Over their last 10 years of competitive fixtures, Die Mannschaft have scored the first goal in the 33rd minute on average. The busiest five-minute interval across the 71 matches in this period in which the Germans found the net was actually between 11 and 15 minutes, when 11 of their opening goals were scored, closely followed by the 16th to 20th minutes which saw 10.
Cameroon have tended to open the scoring far later over the last decade, with their average opener coming shortly before half time in the 44th minute. Therefore if you fancy the Indomitable Lions to draw first blood here then a later guess is probably the way to go. However, with the African champions’ busiest five-minute spell coming between the 26th and 30th minutes, they have it in them to strike early too.
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