2:30PM-Soccer: Australia OR Germany

The World Cup continues today with this matchup between one of the elite teams in the world, Germany, and one of the perceived weaker teams in the World Cup, Australia.  Australia is tricky, though, as they were one of the bigger surprises in the 2006 World Cup.  We are tasked to pick if Germany will win this by 2 or more goals or if Australia can keep this close.  This pick is similar to the Argentina pick yesterday, which Argentina won 1-0, but lost the prop of winning by 2.

StreakFacts

  • Germany has gone 12W-0L-5D in the Group stage since 1986.
  • Germany is 5th in ELO, 6th in FIFA
  • Australia is 22nd in ELO, 20th in FIFA
  • Australia has lost to Brazil 3-1 and USA 3-1 recently
  • Germany winning by 2 or more is a pickem on the spread

Stig picks Australia to win/draw/lose by 1 * * (2 out of 5)

This pick is another hard one to pick. Germany is one of the elite teams in the world, but the World Cup has played where every goal is at a premium. As Germany would be happy to escape this game with any margin of victory, I think I have to go with the Aussies in this one.

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