Germany dominated the Brazil 2014 World Cup, but they might have bigger problems to do the same at the Euro 2016. Their qualification path wasn’t as easy as expected, but then again, they are not worried about it.
The Germans are favorites to win the 2016 European Championship, according to the Euro 2016 Odds placed by the online sportsbook Bodog. Their 4.33 Odds are better than the rest of the 24 teams, and it shouldn’t be a surprised.
Germany playing style is different than rest of the European squads. They have accomplished an offensive style that can’t be repeated, based on plenty of passes but also lots of goals.
The Germans dominated the World Cup two years ago with this playing form, and should do the same in France 2016. The only thing playing against them is the lack of hunger to complete the task.
“We know that is not what we demand from ourselves. Not the way we are currently operating in front of goal. We made our own life difficult,” Loew told reporters. “We need to do more but the team has the quality,” he said. “If we have three-four weeks of training camp [before the tournament] then the team always raises its level.”
Germany was placed in Group C of the Euro 2016, with Poland, Northern Ireland, and Ukraine. The Germans are at 1.33 to win the zone, but also, 1.02 to qualify in any spot. It’s so improbable for them to get eliminated early that the Euro 2016 Odds will pay 26.0 if that happens.
The betting odds also have the Germans as the teams with the best chances to score the most goals in the tournament. They are at 3.75 if they end up as the highest scoring team in the upcoming Euro.
Bayern Munich’s striker, Thomas Muller, is the player with best odds to finish as the top scorer of the competition, tied with the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo at 8.0.
Despite Muller is one of the key pieces of the team, the player to watch is midfielder Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund. Reus missed the 2014 World Cup due to an injury, and will be eager to take this tournament by a storm.
Reus is the best most talented playmaker of this squad, even when they have players like Tony Kross and Mesut Ozil. He can create plays from scratch, and finish them, and unlike the others, he can plays in the middle or the wing, putting pressure on defense to place primary attention to his game.
There are several reasons why the Germany Odds to Win Euro 2016 are the best amongst the 24 participants. Their technique is better than the rest; they are explosive on offense, and recent experiences say they know how to win.