Germany vs Poland Euro 2016 Spread Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on June 15, 2016 in

After one round of play in Group C at the 2016 European Championships, we are looking at the standings that most of us expected to see. Both Germany and Poland won their opening games, and they will now go head to head to try and gain control of the group. It was hard to get a decent read on either of these sides in their opening matches, as they both went against teams who seemed quite content to sit back and play for a point. This has been something of a common theme in this tournament so far, probably due to the fact that finishing third in the group may be enough to get teams through to the next round. The 4 best 3rd place finishers will book their tickets to the knockout stages along with the top 2 in each group, which has meant that most teams have played things tight in an effort to get something out of their first game. While we can expect to see things open up more in the second round of group games, don’t be surprised if this one doesn’t. A draw will do both teams nicely, and that’s what I may be looking at when I look at the soccer betting lines for this one.

How To Bet the Germany Vs Poland Euro 2016 Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, June 16 at 3 PM EST
Where: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Euro 2016 Odds: Germany -172

Why bet on Germany

Make no mistake about it, this German team is not as good as the version that won the World Cup 2 years ago in Brazil. That said, they are still a nation that can never be counted out when a major tournament rolls around. Their 2-0 victory over Ukraine in their opening game was a typically efficient performance, but it was also a result that was very much in doubt until Bastian Schweinsteiger put the icing on the cake in the final moments of the match. The Germans always looked to be in control, but just ask England how that can turn out when you switch off for a minute. Germany faced Poland twice in qualifying, with both teams picking up a win.

Why bet on Poland

Poland are coming into this tournament as one of the dark horses, thanks in large part to having one of the best goal scorers in the world, Robert Lewandowski, in their line-up. The big striker was not a factor in their 1-0 opening game win against Northern Ireland, but in fairness, Poland were up against a team that routinely had 11 men behind the ball in a total defensive shell. That may actually be good practice for this game against Germany, as I don’t expect the Word Champions to go all out to get the win. We could very well be looking at a miserable stalemate here.

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My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

A draw for both of these teams would put them in a very solid position in the group, and would go a long way towards ensuring that they move on. For that reason, I believe we might get our first goalless game of the tournament.

Germany 0 Poland 0