Germany Vs Cameroon 2017 Confederations Cup FIFA Lines
Realists would suggest that Group B at the Confederations Cup is a foregone conclusion, while the dreamers will have you believe that we may yet see a Sunday miracle take place in Russia on Sunday. Germany and Chile top the group with 4 points each, while Australia and Cameroon sit behind them with a single point each, so let’s find out more about the updated FIFA lines for this game.
Both of the trailing teams need to win in their final games, but perhaps more importantly, they need to score goals to overturn a lopsided goal differential. If there is a surprise in the offing here, I believe that it is more likely to come in the Australia/Chile game, as opposed to this one, simply because the Germans have been stunningly efficient despite coming to this tournament with a squad that is missing all of their major stars.
Germany are sitting with a +1 goal difference, while Cameroon are -2, which means that Cameroon are going to need to win this one by a couple of goals if they hope to leapfrog the Germans and make it into the semi-final.
These two teams do have a bit of a history, having played 3 times in the past. You need only look at the outcome of those games to see the mountain that the Cameroon team needs to climb in order to move on here. Germany has two wins and a draw in those three games, outscoring Cameroon by a total of 7-2.
Yes, this is a weakened Germany side, but they are still much better, top to bottom, than anything Cameroon has to offer. I think what we should be discussing here, more than anything else, is the potential margin of victory.
In Depth Analysis On The Germany Vs Cameroon 2017 Confederations Cup FIFA Lines
When: Sunday, June 25 at 11 AM EST
Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
FIFA Lines: Germany -1½ (+117)
Why bet on Germany
The Germans are consistently one of the most organized teams in world football, and every player that pulls on the white jersey seems to automatically slot perfectly into the system put in place by coach Low. Germany have not looked particularly great through this tournament, but they have been stunningly efficient, doing just enough to get what they need from each game.
They beat Australia 3-2 in the opener, but the win was a lot more comfortable than the score suggests. They then recovered from going down to an early Chile goal to come back and tie, getting the point that virtually assures them of a spot in the semi-final.
The thing that jumps out when watching this German side is that they appear to have a lot more in the tank, and would be able to step their game up a gear or two if it was called for. Many of the players on this team are essentially showcasing themselves to the bigger European clubs, so look for them to get better as this tournament progresses.
Why bet on Cameroon
There have been times in this tournament where Cameroon have looked like a decent team, but they have two major flaws, both of which are going to combine to get them knocked out of the Confederations Cup. The first flaw is their total wastefulness in the final third.
Time and again they carved open the Australian defense, only to miss chances that looked easier to score. Those chances are going to be few and far between against Germany, and they need to take them if they are to have any hope of springing he upset.
The other issue is that they tend to look totally panicked when put under any sort of defensive pressure. Even with a makeshift squad, this German team is brimming with talent on the offensive side of the football, and that could well lead to mistakes being made and goals being scored.
Expert FIFA Lines and Final Score Prediction
Over the years, the Germans have proven to be merciless in meaningful games, and I think we are going to see more of that on Sunday. They will be looking to get ahead early, as that would essentially put this thing to bed. I like Germany to come away with a very comfortable win here.
Germany 3 Cameroon 0