Germany Vs Chile 2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Picks
The men in charge of the soccer federations taking part in the Confederations Cup have some tough decisions to make before the tournament begins when thinking about player personnel. This is especially true for the teams loaded with players who play in Europe, as they will have all just ended a long domestic season, with many of them probably looking forward to a little rest and relaxation in the summer. It really all comes down to how much a team wants to win this tournament, and for the Germans, it looks as though they may be content to play second fiddle in this one, which will clearly affect the current soccer picks.
All of the household names that usually feature in the German squad will be watching this tournament from home, as it will be guys who are on the fringe of the international squad who will be getting the majority of the playing time here. Chile have taken a different approach, and have come to Russia with all of their top talent in and ready to play. This is a team looking to bond and get ready for the World Cup next year, and they believe that the best way to do that is by playing their best players game in and game out.
While both teams have taken a different approach to this tournament, they have both delivered positive results in their opening games, although it has to be said that they both made a bit of a meal of things against teams that they really should not have had any difficulty beating. Regardless of how they got there, Germany and Chile both have 3 points, and it’s probably fair to say that a draw in this one would be good enough to see them both move on to the semi-finals.
In Depth Analysis On The Germany Vs Chile 2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Picks
When: Thursday, June 22 at 11 AM EST
Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
FIFA Soccer Picks & Odds: TBA
Why bet on Germany
No-one was really sure what to expect from the Germans coming into this tournament, mostly because the vast majority of players who were in the World Cup winning squad were going to be absent for this tournament. They decided to bring in all their fringe squad players for the Confederations Cup, and it has to be said that their B squad could rival some of the other countries across the world.
The Germans looked as good as ever going forward against Australia, and their only real glaring weakness in that game was in goal. The young man taking over from Manuel Neuer, who is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, looked suspect on the first goal conceded, and also has to take full blame for the second goal that the Australians scored in a 3-2 loss. Germany still managed to come away with the win in spite of those lapses, and you got the sense that they could have stepped up a gear if they really felt any pressure.
Why bet on Chile
Chile are an undeniably talented football team, but they are also one that can be tough to figure out at times. For the first 45 minutes of their opening game against Cameroon, they opened up the African champions defense time and again, and you got the sense that the flood gates would open once the first goal went in. It never came, though, and Cameroon started to get a good deal more comfortable in the second half.
Chile were able to survive some tense moment, and eventually got their goals to come out with a 2-0 win. A similar type of performance against Germany will not likely go unpunished. Chile has 3 wins and a tie in their last 5 games, and are more than good enough to hang with the world champions, but only if they can put in a consistent effort for the full 90 minutes.
Expert Soccer Picks and Final Score Prediction
I have a feeling that this game may turn out to be something of an anti-climax, as both sides are likely to be happy with the draw. The last meeting between these two came back in 2014, with the Germans getting the 1-0 win. Another low scoring one here, I believe, with both teams leaving happy.