With Thomas Muller bagging a hat trick in Germany’s opening game against Portugal, he will be looking to repeat the performance when they face off against Ghana.
The Bayern Munich striker is 8/11 at Coral to score anytime in this game. His opening hat trick puts him in a good position to win the Golden Boot. Coral is also offering enhanced odds on Thomas Muller to score two goals or more in their second group game, which is increased to 9/2 from regular odds of 3/1.
Ghana will be looking to avoid an early setback like they had to deal with in their game against the USA if they are to have any chance of reaching the knockout phase of the tournament. But more than that, they need to find a way to get the ball in the back of the German net to give themselves a chance of winning this tie.
There is not a great deal if history between these two teams. Previous encounters included a friendly game where Germany thumped Ghana 6-1. They also met at the 2010 World Cup when Germany beat Ghana 1-0.
Germany don’t need to fix what is not broken and Lahm is expected to start again in the midfield. Based on Germany’s first performance at the 2014 World Cup, they look to be full of goals enough to be confident in there being over 2.5 goals in this game.
Ghana’s ambitions to progress into the knockout stages of the World Cup are hanging by a thread after their 2-1 defeat to the United States. They have not managed to keep a clean sheet in five previous World Cup games, which makes it difficult to remain hopeful if you’re a Ghana supporter knowing you are facing one of the really top sides in that of Germany.