High scoring Germany will play defensive minded Uruguay in the World Cup Consolation Match, Saturday July 10th. Germany is disappointed to play in the World Cup Consolation Match but they should still be able to manage a win over a depleted Uruguay team.
Germany enters this match after a disappointing World Cup Semi-Final match with Spain, losing without the services of their young striker, Thomas Müller. While Uruguay suffered through their World Cup Semi-Final without their leading scorer, Luis Suárez, who was serving a suspension due to a hand ball in Uruguay’s quarterfinal match.
Miroslav Klose May Miss World Cup Consolation Match With Bad Back
Germany and Uruguay may be in the same situation in this match as they were in their World Cup Semi-Final matches. Both teams could be out critical strikers. Germany’s Miroslav Klose will be a game time decision as he tries to work through a bad back. Klose is looking to win his second Golden Boot and pass Ronaldo as the leading scorer all-time in the World Cup.
Uruguay on the other side of the pitch will most likely be missing their key striker, Diego Forlán. Forlán has been a driving force on this Uruguay team and is the engine that powers this almost nonexistent offense of Uruguay. If Diego Forlán cannot go his replacement should be Edinson Cavani.
Uruguay Will Use Spain’s Game Plan on Germany
Uruguay plays a style similar to Spain at midfield and they should be taking a page right out of Spain’s book to defend against Germany’s high powered offense. Germany’s match will depend on the effectiveness of Thomas Müller and Lukas Podolski.
If Klose cannot go on Saturday the scoring will rest with Muller and Podelski who have already played admirably and should be up to the task. Look for Müller to force the issue early and break down Uruguay’s passing strategy at midfield.
Las Vegas Hilton Superbook Favors Germany -125 over Uruguay -350on 3 Way Bet
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has installed Germany as a -125 favorite over Uruguay to take third place in the World Cup Tournament. Germany has an edge over Uruguay in scoring and team speed, while Uruguay is a tactical and methodical defensive team. Offense should win out in this World Cup match as Uruguay has shown a lack of pedigree once they made it to the elite rounds. Take Germany -125 over Uruguay but make sure to bet the three way 90 minute regulation bet.
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