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World Cup 2022 Team Preview: Germany 09-23-2022

With the 2022 World Cup less than two months away, there are high expectations for coach Hansi Flick and his revamped Germany squad. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the World Cup.

Germany Disappointing Period 

Germany finished bottom of the group four years ago in Russia. A 2-0 loss against South Korea officially ended their title defense. Two losses in the group stage with a negative 2-goal differential. It was their worst performance in a World Cup since 1938. Germany was embarrassed and humiliated, and they failed to bounce back.

When looking at Germany’s disappointing performance at the Euro 2020, there are roughly a few dozen reasons why the squad failed to advance to the quarterfinals. Joachim Low stepped down as head coach of Germany’s national team after the European Championships. The 62-year-old led Germany to their fourth World Cup in Brazil in 2014 but has since overseen the team’s decline.

Germany was relegated from their group in the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament in 2018/19 and failed to progress from their group in the second installment of the competition in 2020/21, culminating in a 6-0 thrashing against Spain.

Hansi Flick’s Revamp 

Hansi Flick left Bayern Munich after a successful two-year spell which saw him rise from being Niko Kovac’s assistant to the winner of one UEFA Champions League, two Bundesliga, one FIFA Club World Cup, one DFB Pokal, one UEFA Super Cup, and the DFL Supercup as the German giants swept all before them.

He was Low’s assistant from 2006 to 2014 and replaced his former superior after 15 years in charge. His mission is to rebuild the squad and fight for glory in Qatar. With the 2022 World Cup less than two months away, there are high expectations for coach Flick and his revamped Germany squad. The team sailed through World Cup qualifiers but without facing the strongest of opponents.

The coach has impressively won all games at the helm, a total of seven World Cup qualifying matches, leading Germany to become the first team aside from the host nation Qatar to qualify for the tournament. They are also favorites to win their Nations League group just before the World Cup, and we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

Striking the right balance in time for Qatar will be key for Flick’s success. The combo of young talent and established veterans was crucial in Germany’s 2014 World Cup campaign. Germany remains one of the most successful national teams in the history of the World Cup.  

Germany’s World Cup Objective 

Germany’s goal at the 2022 World Cup must be more ambitious than simply making it out of the group stage. They were drawn into Group E together with Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica, and they are priced at -1000 according to the latest soccer odds to qualify in the knockout stages.

They are sixth favorites to go all the way and lift the trophy behind Brazil, England, France, Spain, and Argentina. Germany’s under a new direction, management, and leadership, and so far, it’s been going well for them. They’re making progress in retaining a winning mentality again. They have an amazing squad at their disposal, and it looks like the value is on them.

If you’re betting online and love your props, here’s one of Germany’s players to watch at the World Cup. Jamal Musiala has won 15 caps since debuting under Joachim Low in March 2021, registering a goal and assist. He is now a central figure of Julian Nagelsmann’s new-look Bayern Munich team and is the highest-scoring German national in this season’s Bundesliga.

 

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